Classes

April - May 2014

Updated 4/16/14

 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.


KNITTING 101: Beginning Knitting

2 Mondays, April 28 & May 5, 5:45—7:45 PM   OR   2 Saturdays, May 10 & 17, 10:30—12:30

 Class Fee $48

 This class is for the Ultimate Beginner or the I-Haven’t-Knit-In-Years knitter.  All you need is a pair of scissors and your positive attitudes (but chocolate to share never hurts)!  You will learn to “speak” knitting lingo as the techniques transform into a functional washcloth — a project you will complete.  Class fee includes 2 sessions (4 hours total), one of our favorite How-To-Knit books, yarn and needles.   Instructor:  Kathy Shewmaker

 

You Can Do It WATCH CAP!

2 Thursdays, May 8 & 15, 12:30—2:30    OR   2 Saturdays,  May 10 & 17, 1:30—3:30

Class Fee: $36

It’s basic; it’s simple but WHOA!!! — it’s loaded with techniques that will take your knitting to the next level.  You will need ~ 200 yards worsted weight yarn, 16” circular and double-pointed needles size US 7 or 8. After washcloths and scarves, this is your next garment.  Learn to read a pattern, knit in the round on circulars and decrease using DPNs.  Pattern included in class fee. Instructor: Kathy Shewmaker

 

KNITTING 202: Intermediate Knitting

2 Tuesdays, May 13 & 20, 5:45 - 7:45 PM     OR     2 Fridays, May 16 & 23, 12:30—2:30 PM

Class Fee: $36

Do you know how to do the basics but are stuck in a rut, need to polish your techniques and learn some new ones? This is the class for you!  Kathy will cover how to fix mistakes, increases, decreases, adding on, reading a pattern and so much more.  Bring worsted weight yarn, your needles, doodads and questions.  If you have a project you want to start, bring your pattern.  Instructor:  Kathy Shewmaker

 

KATRINA SWEATER

 4 Tuesdays: May 13,  June 24, July 8 & 22, 6—8 PM

 Class Fee: $40

We are thrilled that our talented garment designer, Claire Boissevain-Crooke, wants to teach this lovely sweater!  It 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 in plenty of time for fall.  The yarn is Eco Wool by Cascade, an affordable lovely wool that is available in a wide range of colors.  The pattern, Katrina, by CocoKnits is available online.  The prerequisites: you must be able to read a pattern and cast on but this is an excellent first garment project. We need to order your yarn before the first class so please enroll by May 1.  All supplies discounted 10%.

“SEAMS” RIGHT!

Saturday, May 24, 2—4 PM    OR    Wednesday, May 28, 5:30—7:30 PM

Class Fee: $20

Do you have UFOs or PIGs (Unfinished Objects or Projects in Grocery Bags) just waiting to be joined together? Have you considered offering your first born child on Craig’s List if someone would just Kitchner stitch your sock? Then, yes, this is the class for you.  Bring anything that needs seaming or knit some swatches for practice so you can learn the Mattress Stitch, Kitchner Stitch, sewing in sleeves and much more.  Instructor: Linda Boyle

FELT THE KITCHEN SINK BAG

3 Wednesdays, May 14, 21 & 28, 12:30—2:30 PM

Class Fee: $10

Yes, 10 bucks is the class fee! You purchase the yarn and we will provide the pattern by Two Old Bags and instruction for this “hold everything but…….” bag. We will be doing the small version in class so the techniques can be knitted in class.  Techniques include provisional or invisible cast on, knitting in the round, I-cord bind off and Kitchener stitch.  Materials needed: 440 yards worsted wool for main color, 220 yards worsted wool for contrasting color, US# 10 1/2 , 24” circular needles and a pair of DPNs in same size.  Instructor:  Linda Boyle

ISADORA  FREE-FORM LACE

Monday May 19, 5:30—7:30 PM

Class Fee: $22

This lacy scarf is the perfect summer accessory that is a combination of knit stitches, increases and decreases in a random order.  YOU are responsible for your own design so relax, knit and experiment with different techniques of increasing and decreasing.  Materials needed:  lace weight, we recommend one of our new summer yarns by Shibui, and US #10 1/2 needles.  Pattern included in class fee.  Instructor: Linda Boyle

SOCKS!

TWO AT A TIME: On 2 Circular Needles, Top Down

3 Saturdays: May 31, 10:30—12:30, June 14,10:30—1:30 & June 28, 10:30—12:30

** Please note there are two weeks between class sessions and session 2 is 3 hours long.

Class Fee: $52

 Your remedy for the dreaded “second sock syndrome” is this class! Both socks are knit at the same time on circular needles.  When you’re done, you’re done! You’ll need to know how to knit, and some familiarity with knitting in the round.  This class uses ~ 400 yards of worsted weight yarn and two circular 24” needles in the appropriate size to get a gauge of 6 stitches per inch, usually US # 4 or 5.  We have OODLES of worsted weight yarn and remember, all purchases for class materials are discounted 10%.    Pattern provided.  Instructor: Kathy Shewmaker

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!

WEAVING

ZOOM LOOM PARTY!!!

Friday, April 25, 5—7 PM

Class Fee:  $40 Includes the loom for you to keep 

We didn’t want to like ONE. MORE. FIBER CRAFT but ……… we tried it and we LOVED it!  This 4” x 4” pin loom is simple, fun, a great way to make use of scrap yarn and so portable you can take it anywhere.  Best of all, it is made right here in the good old USA!  It comes in a carrying case, includes a 6" weaving needle, a 3" yarn needle and a full-color instruction book with three projects.  We will get you “hooked”, provide colorful yarn, adult beverages and snacks.  You get to keep the loom.  Come “ZOOMBA” with us; our favorite kind of exercise!

 YOUTH CLASSES

2 Saturdays: April 26, 2-4 PM & May 3, 2—3:30 PM

Class Fee: Beginner (includes supplies) $34

Class Fee:  Intermediate $26 (Plus supplies)

This is a multi-level class designed for children 8 years and older. The beginner project is an adorable bunny and all supplies are included.  For those with experience and are comfortable with the fundamentals of knitting will have the option of a fashionable ruffle scarf or a hat and may need to purchase appropriate yarn and needles in addition to class fee.  Class size limited.  Instructor: Donna Kinkead

FREE CLASSES

KNITTED SMALL ANIMAL COZY

(A Benefit, as in a Contribution for the Animal Shelter)

2 Tuesdays, May 20 & June 3, 2:30—4:30 PM   OR

2 Saturdays, May 24 & June 7, 11:30 AM — 1:30 PM

Here is a fun knitting project that will benefit the kitties and kitty-sized dogs at our local animal shelter.  Because you will be donating your time and talents to this project, we will be discounting by 10% the 3 balls of Encore needed.  You will also need a  US # 13, 32” circular needle.   The second session will be a sewing & stuffing party and we provide the stuffing; the pattern is yours to keep because we are sure you will want to make another for your pet or pet-loving friend.  Instructor: Julie Koeppen

ON-GOING ACTIVITIES

WINTER KNIT-A-LONG / WRAP ME UP SCARF

First Wednesday of every month 5:30 - 7:00 PM

During Socks & Sock Yarn Club   Beginning February 5

Instead of knitting the large shawl design by Chris de Longpre of Knitting At KNoon, we are substituting SOCK YARN to make a drop dead gorgeous scarf! It is fun to knit because of the color changes, designs and variety of techniques; no way will you get bored with this pattern! You purchase the pattern and yarn and we provide instruction.  Come and see Kathy’s sample, it will make you drool!  Instructor:  Kathy Shewmaker

 

MONTHLY SOCK WEIGHT YARN CLUB

First Wednesday of every month 5:30 - 7 PM

FREE

Join us for an hour and a half of nothing but socks and/or all things knitted and crocheted with sock weight yarn.   Attendees will receive 15% OFF any of our sock yarn. This is not an opportunity to learn new techniques or how to make socks but questions are encouraged and so are snacks!

SIT AND SPIN! 

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

FREE

Spinners unite! Grab your wheel or your drop spindles and join us for 2 hours of blissful.spinning.  Don’t know how and want to learn? No problem.  We can get you started on a drop spindle so don’t be shy — come on by!

 

 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 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.

SPECIAL EVENTS

The Fiber Event in Greencastle:  Friday, April 18, 10:30—7 & Saturday, April 19, 9—4.  It’s free to visit the many vendors, classes are workshops offered.  http://www.thefiberevent.com/

Small Knits Symposium: Register now for a small conference about small knitted wearables happening April 24 - 27 at the Hilton Garden Inn, Bloomington, IN. Hosted by Skew sock designer Lana Holden with teachers Lorilee Beltman and Sivia Harding.  Special guest Cat Bordhi.  Go here for more information: knitsymposium.com

In a Yarn Basket will have special hours during the Symposium.  We will be open Friday & Saturday until 7 PM with refreshments and adult beverages and Sunday from 12:30—4 PM.    

 

 

 

 

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