Classes

  February - March 2015

To register for classes call or stop by the shop.  Payment is requested at the time of registration to guarantee your spot.  All class supplies are available at In a Yarn Basket and will be discounted 10%.  PLEASE bring your “doodads” to all classes!  This is your tool box of supplies; scissors, stitch markers, pencil, tape measure, tapestry needles and crochet hooks.

Parking is economical down here on South Walnut Street —- as in FREE!  Our well lit, clean, flat and convenient parking lot makes us very accessible.  For those with handicap challenges, the designated parking places are close to our door.  If you have a driver, have them pull up at the fire lane for easy drop off and pick up. 

 Many of our customers and employees are highly sensitive to fragrances so we ask that you please refrain from wearing personal body fragrances to class.  We very much appreciate this.


CROCHET

ALL CROCHET CLASSES are private lessons, scheduled at your convenience.  Call or email to schedule whatever you would like to learn or skill you would like to improve.  We specialize in beginners to advanced!

KNITTING

KNIT 101

2 Mondays, February 23 & March 2,  5:45—7:45

 Class Fee $42

This is a basic, generic, no-frills just learn how to knit class.  And you will succeed!  All you need is a pair of scissors and your positive attitudes (but chocolate to share never hurts)!  By the time your four hours of class time are finished, you will be ready to start a scarf, washcloth or enroll in one of our many beginning knitting classes.  Class fee includes yarn, needles and our favorite “How to Knit” books. Instructor:  Kathy Shewmaker

SAMPLER SCARF

3 Fridays, January 16,  30 & Feb. 6th, 11:30—1:30

  Class Fee: $38

Learn techniques while you knit a lovely sampler scarf that’s full of textures like cables (they aren’t scary, really!), simple lace, seed stitch and other surprises!   Yarn recommendations: worsted or light worsted solids or tonals.  Don’t forget to bring your needles that are the appropriate size for your yarn.  Pattern is included in class fee.  Instructor: Kathy Shewmaker

 

WRIST WARMERS

Tuesday, February 17, 5:45—7:45 PM

Class Fee: $25

Have you been a little skittish about adding color to your knitting?  This is the class for you!  You will also learn how to knit in the round with double pointed needles (DPNs), two circular needles or one 40—47” circular using the magic loop, knit an attached I-cord edge and a picot edge. Prerequisites for this class:  you must know how to cast on and knit a swatch to gauge.   Homework before class: choose 2 colors sport weight yarn and knit a swatch to 7 stitches per inch.  Materials needed: needles that will make gauge, probably US #2, 3 or 4 and a stitch marker. Pattern included with class fee.  Instructor: Julie Koeppen

 

ESTONIAN RIB HAT

3 Saturdays, January 17, 31 & February 14, 2-4 PM

Class Fee: $29

The Estonian Rib design mimics the Entrelac technique but without all the work! This pattern pops with the high-contrast combination of Mini Solid and slow-striping Mini Mochi sock yarn.  You will learn a nice double rim technique, knitting in the round with circulars and DPNs and decreasing in pattern. This is the perfect class for those who have finished beginning knitting. You will need 1 ball each of Mini Mochi sold and striping, 16” circular and DP needles in size to get gauge, probably US #4 and also a 16” US 3.  Pattern provided.  Instructor: Kathy Shewmaker

 

CABLED BOOT CUFFS

 Wednesday, February 18, 5:45—7:45 PM

Class Fee: $10 PLUS purchase of yarn

Boot cuffs are hot fashion items again this year and while we are not always first out of the gate with the latest trend, we do know these are very attractive AND easy to knit! Learn cables and knitting in the round while you whip out what could be your Go To holiday gift.  You will need a skein of aran weight yarn, we are recommending Homestead by Plymouth, size US 8, 16” circular needles or size needed to get the gauge of 3.5 stitches per inch. Pattern provided.  Instructor: Julie Koeppen

ENTRELAC VEST

3 Saturdays, February 7, 14  & 28, 10:30 AM—12: 30 PM

Class Fee: $38

You have been nagging us for months to get this on the class schedule so here it is! This striking vest is knitted in one piece and the Gina yarn takes care of all the color work!  We’ve spaced the classes so you won’t be overloaded with home work and will have it completed before warm weather.  It’s loaded with techniques including Entrelac which is NOT difficult, provisional cast-on, adding stitches and pattern reading to name a few.  Depending on size, 7—16 skeins of Gina will be needed so please enroll and chose your colorway before January 15 so we can order the yarm.   Pattern included in price of class.  Instructor: Kathy Shewmaker

 

KATARINA SEAMLESS SWEATER

5 Saturdays, February 7, 21, March 7, 28 & April 11,1:30-3:30

 Class Fee: $50

The last two sessions of this class filled so quickly we promised those of you that were on a waiting this we would offer it again. TA DA!! Here you go.  This gorgeous sweater looks fabulous on all body types, is very doable, loaded with interesting techniques, striking design elements and constructed so you won’t need to take a seaming class!  Class times are spaced so homework will not be overwhelming and you WILL have a sweater to wear before warm weather arrives! We have several yarns that will make the required gauge of 4 stitches per inch but we might need to order your yarn so please enroll by January 15.  The pattern, Katarina, by CocoKnits is included in the class fee. ($8 value).  The prerequisites: you must be able to read a pattern and cast on but this is an excellent first garment project. All yarn will discounted 10%.  Instructor: Julie Koeppen

 

CAST ON< CAST OFF

Monday, February 2, 5:30—8:30 PM   OR   Friday, February 20, 1:30—4:30 PM

Class Fee $26

Crochet, cable, knitted, long-tail, provisional, stretchy, magic loop--- what do they have in common? If you know they are all cast on techniques you get to sit next to the teacher! How about I-cord, bias, suspended, invisible ribbed or sewn? These are some of the of Cast Off (or Bind Off) techniques you will practice in class.  Learn when and why a specific Cast On or Bind Off should be used and possibly discover a method you enjoy much more than the way you’ve always done it.  For the Cast Off techniques,  please have several “live” swatches knitted from worsted weight yarn, 20—30 stitches cast on.  Handouts will be provided.  Instructor: Kathy Shewmaker

 

BASIC MITTENS with a TWIST!

2 Wednesdays, February 11 & 25, 5:45—7:45 PM

Class Fee: $28

A perfect class for beginners; learn or improve your knitting in the round skills with the Magic Loop (US # 8 circular 32”), reading a pattern and learning the anatomy of a mitten.   Each pair uses one skein ** of Lamb’s Pride Bulky ( 125 yards) or any comparable bulky yarn.  (** for longer cuffed design, you will need a second skein.) Be warned, these are very addicting!  We will be using the pattern Marlene’s Mittens by Marlene Ableiter, free on Ravelry.  Instructor: Julie Koeppen

 

10 STITCH BLANKET TECHNIQUE

Tuesday, February 24th, 5:30—7:30 PM   OR  Friday, February 27th, 12:30—2:30 PM

Class Fee: $12

 

LEARN WITH US

BRIOCHE

Wednesday, February 18th, 12:30—2:30 PM   OR   Saturday, February 21th, 10:30—1 2:30 PM

Class Fee: $

 

 

SOCKS

TOP DOWN YOUR WAY OR TOE UP

Call for Private Lesson Information

 Pattern provided.  Instructor: Kathy Shewmaker

 

ON-GOING ACTIVITES

You are welcome to join these events anytime.

MONTHLY SOCKS & SOCK YARN CLUB

First Wednesday of every month 5:30 - 7:30 PM

FREE

Join us for two hours of nothing but socks and/or all things knitted or crocheted with sock weight yarn. Are you confused yet?  Attendees will receive 15% OFF any of our sock yarn. This is not an opportunity to learn how to make socks but questions are encouraged and so are snacks!

  THURSDAY NIGHT KNIT / CROCHET (adults only, please)

6 - 8 PM

Knit Night is FREE and open to all fiber addicts.  As a courtesy to us and in the spirit of good manners, we ask that you work on projects with yarn you have purchased from our shop.  Some shops make this a requirement but we aren't that heavy handed.  We do like to see yarn you have purchased from yarn shops on your travels but box store and mail order yarn --- not so much!  If you are having problems with a project, need help with a technique or a bit of reassurance as you learn a new skill, this is the perfect forum.   Our staff and teachers are always available and eager to help.  If you don’t need any guidance, Knit Night is a great way to meet people in the fiber community, be inspired by what others are doing, get away from the family for few hours and enjoy some uninterrupted knitting/crocheting.

PRIVATE INSTRUCTION

Sometimes group lessons don’t fit the busy lives of our customers and no one should miss out on the fun.  Getting personalized, individual attention means no down time so you will be sailing along very quickly.  We offer private lessons for beginning knitting and crochet, socks and just about any project or technique you can think of.  Fee: $26 first hour for Beginning knit or crochet and supplies are included;  $20 first hour for any other technique and $15 subsequent hours.  Call us for more information: 330-5394, or email us at yarnsales@inayarnbasket.com.  

BUILD A CLASS

We love parties so why not let us be your entertainment? Birthdays, holidays or Friend’s Night Out, we specialize in youth to adults and will build a class for whatever your group would like to do — crochet, knit, needle felt or wet felt.  Some classes will include materials so the cost will vary.  Call or email for more information.

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¨ Several of our customers and staff are highly sensitive to fragrances so we ask that you PLEASE refrain from wearing fragrances to classes. 

¨ During classes please be courteous and silence your cell phones. 

 

 

 

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