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:  Coming Soon

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.

Aranami Shawl:  Saturday May 25th  11:00-2:00

In this class you will learn two different cast-on methods, two ways of completing short rows, and the best way to pick-up stitches all while making a beautiful shawl.  The color possibilities are endless and it's a lot of fun to make.  This is also a great way to use up some scrap yarn.

Supplies:  5 colors of fingering weight yarn in the following amounts... a) 33 yds  b) 77 yds  c) 121 yds  d) 165 yds e) 209 yds, #2 32" circular needle.  The pattern is included and will be added to your ravelry library before class.

Cost is $40 and limited to 4 students.  

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.

Helix Knitting:  Friday May 31st  6:00-8:00

Have you ever looked at a hat that has stripes and wonder how they get them to line up and not ladder?  It's called Helix Knitting and we will teach you how to knit those jogless stripes with 2, 3 or even 5 colors.  Your hats will look more professional.  This is a great stash buster and is easy enough for beginners too.

Supplies:  2-5 colors in DK weight yarn (or scrap yarn), size #4 16" circular needle, and same size DPN's or 40" circular for magic loop for crown decreases.  Pattern is included.

Cost:  $30, max of 6 students

Brioche Hat:  Saturday June 8 AND June 22  10:00-12:00 

Take your brioche knitting to the next level in this advanced class.  We will be learning some new techniques while making a cool brioche hat that is nice and squishy and reversible!

Supplies:  #4 & #6 16" circular needles and DPN's or 40" circular in size #6 for crown decreases, stitch marker and tapestry needle.  Pattern is included in class.

Cost:  $40, max of 4 students

Toe-Up Socks:  (FULL) 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.

www.facebook.com/rainydayyarns