Thursday, December 31, 2009

Class: Knit a Cardigan (Central Park Hoodie)

1/7, 1/14, 2/18, 2/25, 3/11 (Thursdays) 6:00-8:00 and Saturday 3/27 (2:00-5:00) | $90

In addition there are two dates (Sunday 1/31 and 3/7, from 10:30-1:30) for optional checking in and knitting together during the breaks between classes, which is free with the class. There is a lot of knitting in this class, and we are encouraging students to meet at the shop on the Knit-a-long dates.

There are few cardigan patterns more popular than the Central Park Hoodie (Ravel it!). If you've been wanting to try a great, straightforward pattern which can customized if needed, this is the cardigan for you! And don't be afraid of seaming - that's what that last Saturday class is for!

What you need to know how to do:
- cast on
- the knit stitch
- the purl stitch

What we'll teach you how to do:
- cables
- cable without a cable needle
- change cable patterns if wanted
- read charts
- adjust pattern for gauge

What materials are included:
- pattern
- instruction

Students should provide their own needles and yarn (while we are happy to steer you towards appropriate yarn, students should feel free to knit from stash), so that they can get the gauge required for the pattern, which is 17 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch. If your gauge is a little off (say, if you'd rather use a lighter weight yarn), one of the things we will discuss in the class is how to adjust the pattern for different gauge.

Classes do fill up early; so please reserve your space in the class by paying in advance as it is unlikely we will be able to accommodate walk-ins. Payment is required within 7 days of signing up for the class or within one week before the class begins (whichever comes first). All classes limited to five people unless otherwise stated. A minimum of 2 students is required for most classes to take place. If the minimum for a class is not reached within 48 hours of the class, we will cancel the class and contact you in regards to rescheduling or a refund. Individual classes/lessons available by request (prices may vary). Homework is required in most of our classes; we know that all of you have busy schedules but please be sure to allow time to finish the work needed for classes.

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