Classes

We offer a wide range of classes in both knitting and crochet. 

Knitting Classes:  Learn To Knit, Knitting In The Round (hat and/or cowl), Fair-Isle, Lace (scarf w/beads or without), Socks & Slippers (all forms), Sweaters (top down and/or bottom up), Fingerless Mitts, Beginning Brioche and more.

Crochet Classes taught by Susan:  Learn To Crochet, Crochet 102 (hat/cowl), Corner-to-Corner blanket, Tunisian, Slippers, Tunisian Entrelac and more.

Simply call the shop at 253-514-6890, or send us an email to rainydayyarns@gmail.com, to schedule your class today.

 

 Knitting Classes

Ravelry Basics:  Coming again soon

Don't let Ravelry intimidate you... it's easier than you think.  In this class you will learn the basics like how to search for patterns, save your favorites, record your stash yarn, find friends, keep track of your needles and projects and a whole lot more.  You will be ready to jump right in!

Cost:  $15  Please bring your laptop, Ipad or tablet.

Beginning Knitting:  Tuesday October 22 11:00-1:00

Have you always wanted to learn how to knit?  This class will cover all the basics to get you started on your first project.  No experience required!

Cost:  $35, this includes a basic scarf pattern, instruction handouts, needles and 1 skein of yarn.

Beginning Brioche:  Saturday October 19 11:00-1:00 FULL

Don't let the thought of knitting brioche scare you... it's easier than you think.  In this beginning class we will learn the brioche stitch while knitting a cowl.  

Supplies:  1 skein Malabrigo Arroyo or, if you are brave, 2 skeins Malabrigo Arroyo (or any DK weight yarn) for a two color cowl, #6 24" or 32" circular needles (24" for small cow/32" for large cowl).  Pattern will be provided, homework is required.  Supplies can be purchased in shop with a 15% discount.

Cost:  $30 plus supplies, max of 4 students.

Beginning Top-Down SocksComing again soon

Have you always admired hand-knit socks but think it's too complicated for you?  Knitting socks is easier then you think.  In this class you will learn the basics of making a top-down sock using magic loop, 9" circulars or DPN's.

Cost $50 (includes both sessions) plus supplies, the pattern and instruction handouts are included.

Toe-Up Socks:  Saturday Nov. 9 AND 16 (2 part class) 11:00-1:00

Learn how to make toe-up socks and several different types of heels.  This is a 2 part class, please make sure you are able to attend both classes before signing up.  

Supplies:  1 skein sock yarn, size #1 needles either DPN's, 40" circular, 9" circular or 2 circulars (your preferred method), pattern and handouts provided in class.

Cost:  $50 (both sessions included)

Double Knitting:  Saturday Oct 12 (part 2) 11:00-1:00 FULL

Why double knit?  That question will be answered for you in the class.  You will learn the tubular cast-on, how to understand a pattern with both written and chart instructions, learn how to fix mistakes without ripping out your work, how to design your own graphic for your class project and learn some different cast-offs.  You will also complete a trivet or mug mat.

This class is recommended for intermediate knitters or strong beginner.  Upon purchase of class, instructions will be emailed.

Paint Your Own Sock Blank:  Sunday Oct. 13 12:00-3:00

Let your imagination run wild while painting your own sock blank.  Pick a technique, your own colors and paint away.  All materials are provided, just wear old clothes you don't mind getting a little dirty.                             

Learn Continental Knitting: Returning Soon

Are you a thrower (English style knitting) who has always wanted to learn continental style?  Susan is a master at it and will teach you how.  Simply bring a swatch/sample already cast-on and walk away with the confidence to switch to this style of knitting.

Also coming in October/November:  How To Fix Mistakes and more sock classes.  If you have a recommendation or request for a class, please don't hesitate to let us know.  We would be happy to schedule it for you.

Crochet Classes

Beginning Crochet:  Coming again soon

Learn everything you need to know to start your first crochet project.

Virus Shawl:  Returning Soon

Have you ever wanted to make a Virus Shawl but were intimidated by the chart?  In this class you will learn how to read a chart and learn the construction of how the shawl works.  it is a great way to take your crochet skills to the next level.

Skill required:  Must know all the basic stitches (sc, dc, ch)

 

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