All About Yarn


Technique Workshop Series with Kathleen Fajardo

All About Yarn is offering a different technique workshop once a month for 8 months starting November 17, 2012. So mark your calendars and join Kathleen Fajardo one Saturday each month from 10:00am-12:00pm.

You can “drop in” and pay $10.00 per workshop or sign-up for all 8 for only $70.00!

Below we have listed a brief description of each of the fabulous workshops:

#1. Matching Your Cast-On and Bind-Off to Your Project
Saturday, November 17th from 10:00am-12:00pm

Go beyond a basic backward loop cast-on and learn the long-tail, provisional, cable and knitted methods. In addition, we’ll cover binding off your stitches while maintaining a knitting pattern. Learn the 3-needle bind-off for smooth seams, the yarn-over bind off for toe-up socks and binding off with a crochet hook.

#2. Fix it & Finish it Techniques
Saturday, December 15th from 10:00am-12:00pm

Have projects that need help? Trying to get projects done by Christmas and run into problems? Bring them in and learn how to fix the problem.

#3. Substituting Yarns in Your Project
Saturday, January 12th from 10:00am-12:00pm

Love a pattern but can’t get the same yarn listed in the directions? Or do you have a great yarn and are not sure what pattern to use? Learn how to do just that with a variety of methods to determine just the right combination.

#4. Continental Knitting
 Saturday, February 9th from 10:00am-12:00pm

Learn a different method of knitting that is not only efficient, but can reduce the “wear & tear” on your wrists and hands. This is the perfect workshop for knitters who would like to learn a new knitting style. Basic beginner knitting skills required.

#5. Reading Knitting Charts
Saturday, March 9th from 10:00am-12:00pm

Learn how to use knitting charts successfully and add more versatility to your knitting. A general overview of chart reading, understanding how a pattern repeats with in a chart, and tips for keeping track of your progress. *Needed skills for “lace” knitting.

#6. Short Rows
Saturday, April 13th from 10:00am-12:00pm

Not quite sure how to complete a short row? Learn how to effectively use this technique in your knitting for everything from sock heels to shaping.

#7. Fixing Mistakes in Your Knitting or “Why Does It Look Like That?”
Saturday, May 18th from 10:00am-12:00pm

Learn to confidently undo and fix your knitting without having to completely restart your project. Undoing stitches, picking up dropped stitches, turning twisted stitches and identifying incorrect stitches will all be covered.

#8. Seaming Your Finished Knits
Saturday, June 15th from 10:00am-12:00pm

Learn a variety of different techniques to join your finished pieces together including mattress stitch and setting in sleeves. The Kitchener stitch, also called Grafting will be included as well.

Kathleen has requested that students bring the following materials for this
workshop:
* Two 4″ Knitted Squares in Stockinette Stitch
* Two 4″ Knitted Squares in Garter Stitch
* Worsted Weight Yarn
* US #8 Knitting Needles
* Yarn/Tapestry Needle

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Village Fiber Arts

Village Fiber Arts is a wonderful collection of knitting and spinning related workshops being held this August. Guest instructors are Cat Bordhi, Sarah Anderson, Ilisha Helfman and Sivia Harding. Click on the image below for a detailed description of each workshop and an introduction to the talented teachers.

Registration is now open; sign up at: www.handworksnw.com/registration.html.



Moebius Explorations with Nadine Foster December 3rd, 2011

Would you like to knit a lacy “forever” scarf without weaving the two ends together? Then this 3 hour seminar with Nadine Foster is the perfect class for you! She will instruct you on Cat Bordhi’s fabulous moebius cast on, as well as, Jeny’s Super Stretchy Bind Off, both techniques required to create this wonderful Moebius Necklette!

Since discovering and using this cast on, Nadine has made numerous little scarves just big enough to go over the head and adorn the neck. The moebius twist adds a simple, yet classical touch to any accessory.

Space is limited–so reserve your seat today!

Cost: $40.00, Nadine’s pattern is included in the cost of the class!

Materials needed for the class:

  • 1 skein DK or Light Worsted (5 to 6 sts/inch)
  • 1 #5 or 6 circular needle 32” or 40” long
  • 1 stitch marker

Skill Level: For the advanced beginner; must be comfortable with the following stitches: K, P, YO, K2 together.



“I Love Yarn Day” Customer Projects
November 10, 2011, 1:15 pm
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October 14th was national “I Love Yarn Day” and we had a wonderful time here at All About Yarn celebrating it with all of you that came in to share and knit with us! It was great fun and very inspirational seeing all the beautiful projects you all brought in to show-and-tell. Check-out the images below to see what local knitters have been working on this year!

We also wanted to congratulate Lynne Freeman, our raffle prize winner, who went home with a beautiful basket full of this year’s pattern books! The basket and books were generously donated by Lantern Moon and Classic Elite Yarns.

Whimsical Felted Bag by Ann Culter

Ann made her bag out of Lamb’s Pride–a wonderful felting wool with a beautiful range of colorways. Check out her cute little snail and swirling pond, complete with flowering lily pads. Nicely done Ann and thank you so much for sharing!

Cotton white hats with tulip and heart designs by Alice Knox

Holly-Brown Acrylic Hat by Alice Knox

A Lovely Grey and Multicolor Felted Bag by Alice Knox

Alice Knox brought in a few projects to share with us and she did a fabulous job on them all. The two white hats will make some little girl very cute and happy this spring. I especially LOVE Alice’s felted bag–the color combos with the pattern look fantastic! Thanks for sharing Alice!

Beautiful "Autumn Oak" Felted Bag by Cathy Neary

Cathy Neary's River Twist Hat

Cathy is a beginning knitter on her way to turning pro. Her Autumn Oak comes alive with its flowing branches and playful clusters of leaves. The hat she just whipped up out of River Twist from Mountain Colors, creating a pattern to fit her needs–very adventurous and creative! We are looking forward to seeing what Cathy will come up with next!

Comfy Sock by Earlene Brown

Earlene knit this lovely sock out of Petals Socks from Universal Yarns. Inspired by the softness of fresh petals, Universal combined fine merino wool and angora to give this yarn its incredible softness, strength and warmth. Plus, the yarn in machine washable! Nicely done Earlene and thank you so much for sharing!

 

More projects coming soon… from Barbara Payne and Kathleen Fajardo!



Technique Workshop Series with Kathleen

All About Yarn is offering a different technique workshop once a month for 9 months starting October 22nd 2011. So mark your calendars and join the fun one Saturday each month from 10:00am-12:00pm.

You can “drop in” and pay $10.00 per workshop or sign-up for all 9 for only $80.00!

Below we have listed a brief description of each of the workshops:

#1. Matching Your Cast-On and Bind-Off to Your Project
Saturday, October 22nd from 10:00am-12:00pm

Go beyond a basic backward loop cast-on and learn the long-tail, provisional, cable and knitted methods. In addition, we’ll cover binding off your stitches while maintaining a knitting pattern. Learn the 3-needle bind-off for smooth seams, the yarn-over bind off for toe-up socks and binding off with a crochet hook.

#2. Increasing and Decreasing – Beyond the Basics
Saturday, November 12th from 10:00am-12:00pm

Learn the various methods to increase and decrease your stitches and learn when and why each of these methods are used in a particular pattern. Right  and left slants, increase between stitches, increasing in established stitches and more.

#3. Fix it & Finish it Techniques
Saturday, December 10th from 10:00am-12:00pm

Have projects that need help? Trying to get projects done by Christmas and run into problems? Bring them in and learn how to fix the problem.

#4. Continental Knitting
Saturday, January 14th from 10:00am-12:00pm

Learn a different method of knitting that is not only efficient, but can reduce
the “wear & tear” on your wrists and hands.

#5. Reading Knitting Charts
Saturday, February 11th from 10:00am-12:00pm

Learn how to use knitting charts successfully and add more versatility to your knitting. A general overview of chart reading, understanding how a pattern repeats with in a chart, and tips for keeping track of your progress. *Needed skills for “lace” knitting.

#6. Fixing Mistakes in Your Knitting or “Why Does It Look Like That”
Saturday, March 10th from 10:00am-12:00pm

Learn to confidently undo and fix your knitting without having to completely restart your project. Undoing stitches, picking up dropped stitches, turning twisted stitches and identifying incorrect stitches will all be covered.

#7. Beading & Knitting
Saturday, April 14th from 10:00am-12:00pm

Add a little sparkle to any knitted project with beads. You will learn two
methods of this technique and in the process brighten up your knitting!

#8. Seaming Your Finished Knits
Saturday, May 12th from 10:00am-12:00pm

Learn a variety of different techniques to join your finished pieces together including mattress stitch and setting in sleeves. The Kitchener stitch, also called Grafting will be included as well.

Kathleen has requested that students bring the following materials for this
workshop:
* Two 4″ Knitted Squares in Stockinette Stitch
* Two 4″ Knitted Squares in Garter Stitch
* Worsted Weight Yarn
* US #8 Knitting Needles
* Yarn/Tapestry Needle

#9.  Customize a Shawl in Any Weight
Saturday, June 9th from 10:00am-12:00pm

With a modified triangle design, learn to incorporate any stitch pattern into
the back panel of a shawl in any weight of yarn.