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Winter is coming! It’s never too early in the year to prep for the cold weather. Kate will show you how to create a custom mitten – regular or fingerless! - for any hand, and any yarn. Use up your stash and keep your friends and family warm. Along the way she'll share tips for making mittens as warm as possible – from yarn choice to lining strategies, and help you deal with problem areas like holey thumbs. There is no pre-work for this class! Kate will talk to you about all the important considerations (including formulas) that you need to make custom mittens and she will share a master pattern with you. You will leave this class with the motivation and knowledge to make mittens at any gauge. This 120-minute class will take place on Tuesday, December 5 starting at 3:00 pm PST, 4:00 pm MST, 5:00 pm CST, 6:00 pm EST, 7:00 pm AST, 7:30 pm in NL.
There are a few different main classifications of shawl shaping, each with its own personality and possibilities. In this class, we’ll explore top-down shawl construction, where the shawl starts with a small number of stitches at the back neck and works outwards to a grand finale of a hem. We’ll try a few traditional constructions, and then uncover the math behind them that lets us make these shapes our very own. Experience needed: knitting, purling, and increasing. This three-hour workshop takes place on Saturday, December 9 starting at 9:00 am PST, 10:00 am MST, 11:00 am CST, 12:00 pm EST, 1:00 pm AST, and 1:30 pm in NL.
Suitable for knitters with no colourwork experience, this class provides a gentle and confidence-building introduction to working with two colours. We'll teach you different ways to handle the yarns, talk about strategies for yarn management (no pesky twisting!), and share techniques to make it easy and fun. We'll cover chart-reading and yarn choices, and explain the key concepts, including busting some myths and clarifying what's going on with "yarn dominance". This is all about helping you understand the hows and whys of two-colour, and getting you ready for your first project. This two-hour class takes place on Saturday, December 15 at 9:00 am PST, 10:00 am MST, 11:00 am CDT, 12:00 pm EDT, 1:00 pm ADT and 1:30 pm in NL.