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.

 

 Current Classes

Beginning Brioche:  Saturday August 17

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.  We will start out learning with one color for practice and switch to two colors for our cowl project.

Supplies:  2 skeins Malabrigo Arroyo (or any DK weight yarn), #6 24" or 32" circular needles (24" for small cow/32" for large cowl).  You may choose to bring practice yarn to use before casting on for the cowl.  Supplies can be purchased in shop with a 15% discount.

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

 

Sampler Weaving:  Sunday,   10:00-4:00

This is an intermediate weaving class where we will be making a sampler with all different types of weaving techniques.  You will learn how to use pick-up sticks for warp and weft face weaves, twinning, clasped-weft, finger controlled weaving, leno lace, an alternative to hem stitching and more.  Your finished project will measure approximately 9" x 19", a hanger is included with class fee.

You must have a rigid heddle loom or rent one from us.  Your loom needs to be warped prior to class, we will email you all the details prior to class.  Supplies you will need are a rigid heddle loom, 10 dent reed, pick-up stick, scissors, tapestry needle and #13 straight knitting needle.  Fun yarns to weave with will be provided in class.  You will need sport weight yarn in a light color for your warp, bring extra to class if you want.  If you prefer twisted fringe, we will have fringe twisters available for use in class.  Please contact us at least a week prior to class about renting a loom if you don't have one of your own.  To order a loom or any supplies, please contact us at least 2 weeks prior to class.

 

Beginning Weaving:  Sunday July 28 9:00-4:00 AND Sunday August 4, 11:00-2:00

Come learn the fun basics of warping and weaving on a rigid heddle loom and make a beautiful cotton towel.  Our new weaving classes are taught by Joan from the Black Sheep Yarn Boutique in Olympia.  Her passion for weaving shows in her beautifully woven projects.  This is a great way to try out weaving before investing in equipment.  Looms will be provided, or bring your own.

Supplies:  2 or 3 colors of cotton yarn in DK or worsted weight, tapestry needle (bent tip recommended), tape measure and scissors.

Cost:  $90 (includes 2 sessions and handouts), max of 5 students, minimum of 3 students.  Please make sure you can attend both sessions before signing up.  Supplies can be purchased in the shop with a 15% discount.

 

Toe-Up Socks:  Saturday June 15th AND June 29th  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)



Ravelry Basics:  Saturday, June 15, 2:00-4:00

 Don't let Ravelry intimidate you... it's easier to use then you think!  In the class your will learn the basics of Ravelry like how to search for patterns, save your favorites, keep track of your yarn stash, your needles, your projects, and so much more!  You will leave ready to jump right in.

Cost:  $15

Supplies:  Laptop, Ipad or tablet.  We will also discuss using your phone.

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