Classes

 APRIL & MAY 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

New crochet classes will be scheduled soon but currently all 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

Aeon Vest

6 Wednesdays: March 25, April 1, 15, 29, May 13 & 27, 5:45—7:45 PM

Class Fee: 

Free if you purchase the yarn from us.  $10 per session if you use stash yarn

This stylish vest is knitted from the top down beginning with a twisted ribbed collar. Fronts and back are worked separately until they are joined under the arms.  This garment is loaded with techniques and wonderful details, like pockets! For Intermediate knitters, which you probably are but don’t think you are!  We will be holding your hand and knitting along with you.  You do need to purchase your own pattern on Ravelry.  Our shop sample is knitted with Malabrigo Rios but any yarn with a gauge of 19 stitches / 4” in Stockinette Stitch will work.  Spaces are limited and you must have completed a gauge swatch by the first class.

 

KNIT 101

2 Saturdays, April 4 & 18 (yes, we are skipping a week!) 10:30 AM—12:30 PM    OR

2 Wednesdays, April 8 & 15, 5:45—7:45 PM   OR

2 Mondays, May 4 & 11,  5:45—7:45 PM

 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

Patterned Steeked Scarf

2 Tuesdays, April 21, 5:30—7:30 &  May 5, 5:30—6:30

Class Fee: $29

Here is your chance to learn the technique used in Norwegian-styled sweaters — Steeking.  Knit in two colors of Cascade 220 on a  US #7 circular needle, it is an unintimidating project for getting comfortable with continental style, knitting in the round and slip stitches while you learn the STEEK thing!   Pattern included in class fee.    Instructor:  Julie Koeppen

CAST ON and CAST On some more!

Saturday, April 18, 1:30—3 PM    OR

Tuesday, April 21, 6:15—7:45 PM

Class Fee: $15

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! This class will teach you why a specific Cast On should be used and quite possibly you will discover a method you enjoy much more than the way you’ve always done it.  CLASS SUPPLIES: light colored worsted weight yarn with appropriate sized needles, crochet hook size D,E or F and a circular needle at least 24” long.  Handouts will be provided.  Instructor: Kathy Shewmaker

And now…… BIND OFF!

Friday, May 1, 12:30—2 PM  

Class Fee: $15

There are almost as many ways to bind off as there are casting on techniques.  All bind offs are not created equal and sometimes you will need a stretchy one and sometimes a . . .  ?? Well, take the class and find out!  CLASS SUPPLIES: knit six swatches using smooth, light colored, worsted weight yarn.  Cast on 20 stitches and work 12 rows in the following patterns: Garter Stitch, K2 P2 ribbing,  and four swatches in Stockinette Stitch.  Be sure to keep your stitches live! Handouts will be provided.  Instructor: Kathy Shewmaker

The Kitchener Stitch. . . Be not afraid.

Saturday, May 2, 12:30—2 PM  

Class Fee: $15

Do you have garments that need to be grafted? Have you been afraid to knit a sock because you have heard rumors that the Kitchener Stitch is a royal P A I N ?  Or do you just need a refresher on this brilliant technique? You need this class.  If you have something that needs to be “Kitchenered”, bring it.  Also bring the following CLASS SUPPLIES:  Four swatches using smooth, light colored worsted weight yarn.  Cast on 20 stitches and work 12 rows for each.  DO NOT CAST OFF and leave a tail at least a 12 inch long.  You will also need a tapestry needle.  Handouts will be provided.  Instructor: Kathy Shewmaker

Estonian Rib Cowl

Saturday, May 9, 10:30 AM-12:30PM

Class Fee: $18

It looks like Entrelac but it’s not!  Here’s a striking cowl that incorporates two colors to make a fake Entrelac.  We won’t tell anyone how easy it is if you won’t!  You will need a 100 grams each of a solid and multicolor, worsted weight yarn and a 32” circular needle size US# 8.  Before class, cast on 282 stitches and purl one row.  DO NOT JOIN!  Pattern provided. Instructor: Kathy Shewmaker

SOCKS

Toe Up with the OMG Heel

(One-needle, Mock Gusset)

2 Wednesdays, April 29 & May 13, 6-8 PM

Class Fee: $32

This class is for the knitters who know how to knit socks and want to learn a new heel technique.  Our sock people are swearing this is THE best heel ever and you will also learn a super easy cast-on for the toe.  Before class you will need to purchase the Ravelry pattern, OMG Heel Socks by Megan Williams and have sock yarn with the appropriate size needles, two circulars, to get a gauge of 6 stitches per inch.

TOP DOWN YOUR WAY OR TOE UP

Top Down Your Way

3 Fridays,  May 8, 15, & 29, 12:30—2:30 PM

Class Fee: $49

In a Yarn Basket’s sock guru will teach you Sock Anatomy, knitting in the round, knitting a heel flap, turning the heel, working a gusset and decreasing for the toe.  You choose how you want to knit your socks; double pointed needles or two circular needles. The only prerequisites are you must know how to cast on and knit.  This class uses worsted weight yarn and the appropriate sized needle to get a gauge of 6 stitches per inch, usually US # 4 or 5, which makes the project easier to see and faster to knit.  We have OODLES of worsted weight yarn and remember, all purchases for class materials are discounted 10%.    Pattern provided.  Instructor: Kathy Shewmaker

Two Socks on Two Needles, Two Socks on One Needle

Call or email us to arrange a private or semi-private lesson

 

YOUTH CLASSES

2 Saturdays, May 9 & 16, 1—3 PM

Class Fee: Beginner (includes supplies) $34    Intermediate $26 (Plus supplies)

This is a two session, 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

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!

RIGID HEDDLE CLUB

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

FREE

Do you have a rigid heddle loom that you need to dust off and get warped? We hear you and are ready to help!  This "club" is a support group to help you warp that loom, encourage your creative side and get you weaving! 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.

 

  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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