FALL/WINTER 2013/14 Class Schedule 11262 86TH AVENUE NORTH, MAPLE GROVE, MN 55369 • 763.391.7700 • www.Amazing-Threads.com It’s a wonderful time to be a knitter. All the yummy yarns and so many wonderful patterns. As always, the teaching staff have produced a great class schedule. This schedule includes classes from September through April. We have modified our offerings a bit this fall and winter to include some smaller projects for both new and experienced knitters. We will continue to offer WIPS (works in progress) & Your Choice classes. These classes allow YOU to CHOOSE what you want to knit and the instructor assists you in completing your project. We welcome new teaching staff to our shop as well. Our staff includes Amy Mahowald, Lindsey Johnson, Sandy Christopherson, Deb Coder, Don Waalen, Debbie Hutton and myself. Yvonne will also teach a class or two as time permits, cause we just can’t let her retire. Also new to our schedule are LOTS OF DAY classes. As always, classes are spaced apart when appropriate, so that you can finish projects. We want you to be successful. Technique and Skill Builder classes are offered as well. Please take time to look over the schedule and find a class or two that meets your schedule needs. The shop will also continue to welcome National Designers throughout the year. We welcome Ann Budd, October 12 & 13, to our shop. Ann Budd is a book editor and the former senior editor of Interweave knits magazine. She is the author of Best of Interweave Knits, Getting Started Knitting Socks, The Knitter’s Handy Book series, Simple Style, Interweave Presents Knitted Gifts, Knitting Green, and a coauthor of Bag Style, Color Style, Lace Style, and Wrap Style, all published by Interweave Press. Watch for registration details. Sally Melville will return to our shop in April and we can’t wait. She is a fabulous designer and teacher. Happy Knitting Bobbi Store Hours: Monday thru Thursday 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. Friday and Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Sunday 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. GENERAL INFORMATION & POLICIES Which Level Are You? Beginner: Projects for first-timers using basic stitches, such as cast on, knit, and cast off. Easy: You know the basics about knit and purl stitches but you feel that you need help with most of the other stuff because you’re still a fairly new knitter. Easy Plus: You know how to cast on, knit, purl, can do a simple increase and a simple decrease, and bind off. Intermediate: You can do all the beginner stuff, and know that there is more than just one way of making an increase and decrease and are ready to try something new. Class Materials The cost of a class includes the instruction of the class and the pattern if it is a single pattern. Some classes require the purchase of a book for the pattern because Amazing Threads cannot copy patterns. It is noted when classes require the purchase of a book. Appropriate yarn must be purchased at Amazing Threads prior to the beginning of each class. Receive 10% off yarn purchased for classes. Refund Policy Amazing Threads reserves the right to cancel a class one week prior to the start date of the class. Class fees will be refunded to the customer. Cancellation by students must be made at least two weeks prior to the start date in order to receive a full refund. After that date fees are not refundable or transferable. Return Policy Returns within 14 days of purchase will be refunded by type of sale. Returns are accepted on non-sale, unused yarns within 60 days of receipt date for even exchanges or store credit. We reserve the right to refuse return of goods that are damaged, worn, opened, or smell of smoke. Wound yarn is not returnable. Itemized receipt is required! No refunds on needles, patterns or books. Knit Club Membership $50 per year and includes: • Free patterns of the month. • 15% discount on yarn for the pattern of the month. • Free Amazing Threads gift. • 500 Club: 10% off regularly priced yarn, needles, books, and notions when purchases reach $500. Knit Club Membership must be current to maintain 500 Club status (this discount cannot be combined with any other offers and applies to regularly priced merchandise ONLY). • Extra 10% off coupon to use once during birthday month. • Free attendance at one technique class per month (Pre-registration is required). • Free attendance as SSK or Knit Night. • Pre-sale shopping at all sales • Special discounts as available. • Discounts and early notice on special guests and workshops. Fall/Winter Winter/fall 2013/14 2012/13 SOCIAL FIBER GROUPS & Help Table If you love to work with yarn to create things and want to meet people with the same interests, these social groups are for you. Each group charges a $5 fee that is applied to a purchase of $20 or more on the date of attendance. Attendance is free to Knit Club Members (KCM). These social fiber groups are supported with staff that can assist with simple knit or crochet questions. SSK (Sit, Sip & Knit) Knit & Crochet Help Desk Each Tuesday morning a group of knitters and crocheters gather. Bring your lunch and a favorite stitching project and join the group. Many people stop in for a quick fix on a project and we try to get them back on track. From September to April we provide an expert to help with QUICK FIXES we now do on the fly. The Help Table is for simple fixes for customers knitting on yarn purchased from Amazing Threads. We want you to love your project. Let Sandy help you get on track and make your project soar. Each Tuesday of the month $5 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Knit Night You will find a unique group of yarn enthusiasts each Tuesday evening. Work on a project with friends and/or make new friends and relax with a cup of coffee, tea or water. You'll enjoy the evening in the company of others who love to knit and crochet! $5 Each Tuesday evening of the month 7 p.m.-9 p.m. Sundays, September 8, 22 & October 20 Sunday, October 27 Sundays, November 10, 24 & December 1, 15 Thursdays, December 12, 26 & January 9, 23 Sundays, February 9, 23, March 9, 23 & April 6, 27 2 p.m.-4 p.m. 12 p.m.-2 p.m. 2 p.m.-4 p.m. 2 p.m.-4 p.m. 2 p.m.-4 p.m. BEGINNER CLASSES Learn to Knit - 3 Sessions Private Lessons The “Learn to Knit” class includes supplies and instructions and is a three session course. In this class you will learn to cast-on, knit, purl, simple increases and decreases, cast-off, and the basics of pattern reading while creating a multiple stitch pattern scarf. Beginner (DMC or DH) $55 We have experienced knitting staff that provide 1:1 lessons. Private lessons are for those students seeking 1:1 assistance with a new or existing project. Individual Learn to Knit OR Crochet can also be booked in these 1:1 private lessons. Lessons are arranged through the shop and are scheduled by telephone at a time convenient for the student and instructor. $25 per hour WIPs–Works In Progress Mondays, September 9, 16, 23 3 p.m.-5 p.m. Wednesdays, September 11, 18, 25 3 p.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays, September 14, 28 & October 5 12 p.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays, October 26 & November 2, 9 12 p.m.-2 p.m. Sundays, October 27 & November 3, 10 2 p.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays, December 7, 14, 21 12:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m. 3 p.m.-5 p.m. Mondays, January 6, 13, 20 Thursdays, January 9, 16, 23 6 p.m.-8 p.m. Saturdays, February 8, 15, 22 12:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m. 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Saturdays, March 22, 29 & April 5 Join Deb for help finishing your knitting projects. This four hour session provides ample opportunity to finish those Works In Progress (WIPs). $28 each session Easy (DMC) Saturdays, September 7, October 5, November 23, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. February 8 & March 1 Sundays, December 1 & January 5 12 p.m.-4 p.m. Learn to Crochet This class will teach you the basics of crochet and get you started on a scarf project using a crochet chain, single crochet and double crochet! Join Sandy for a fun and inspiring time and she will teach you basic crochet stitches. $42 includes yarn, crochet hook & instruction Beginner (SC) Saturdays, October 19, 26 Or Saturdays, November 16, 23 Or Sundays, January 19, 26 2 p.m.-4 p.m. 12 p.m.-2 p.m. 12 p.m.-2 p.m. Students receive 10% off yarn purchased for classes. All classes & fiber groups require yarn purchased at Register by calling 763.391.7700, or online at www.amazing-threads.com 1 Fall/Winter 2013/14 TECHNIQUES CLASSES All classes require students to bring worsted weight yarn (wool or wool blend) and needles appropriate to the yarn. No other additional materials are required unless specified. Classes are $10 per session. Knit Club Members can attend one per month FREE. (SC) 3 Needle Kitchener Stitch Basic Increases & Decreases Knitted and Crochet Cast-On Techniques Learn all the basic types of increases and decreases and when to use them. Sometimes the type of increase or decrease is crucial to the shaping of your garment or pattern. Are your cast-on’s too tight? Does your cast-on match your cast off? Learn the various types of simple cast-on methods and when to use them. Wednesday, September 18 Or Sunday, September 22 6 p.m.-7 p.m. 1 p.m.-2 p.m. Sunday, January 12 Or Wednesday, January 22 Monday, February 10 6 p.m.-7 p.m. Or Sunday, February 23 Ribbing Learn the different types of ribbing patterns and when to use them: The style of ribbing creates a different look and tightness. Sunday, October 20 Or Wednesday, October 30 Practice and learn the Kitchener stitch using a third needle versus a darning needle. 1 p.m.-2 p.m. 6 p.m.-7 p.m. How and where you weave your ends into your work can make the difference in how your garment looks: hand made or home made. Learn to weave in ends in ribbing, garter, and stockinette stitch. Learn how to create buttonholes simply for any garment or accessory. Wednesday, March 6 6 p.m.-7 p.m. Or Sunday, March 9 1 p.m.-2 p.m. Picot Edging M1R (make one right) & M1L (make one left) Increases Add interest to scarves, shawls and more. Learn this easy edging to add interest to any garment or accessory. Learn how to increase with a M1R (make one right) and M1L (make one left), the perfect increase for thumb gussets. Sunday, April 6 1 p.m.-2 p.m. Or Wednesday, April 9 Saturday, December 14 Or Monday, December 16 1 p.m.-2 p.m. Basic Horizontal and Vertical Buttonholes Weaving in Ends Thursday, November 14 Or Saturday, November 23 1 p.m.-2 p.m. 6 p.m.-7 p.m 6 p.m.-7 p.m 10 a.m.-11 a.m. 6 p.m.-7 p.m. 11 a.m.-12 p.m. 6 p.m.-7 p.m SKILL BUILDERS Correcting Mistakes Continental Knitting It happens to the best of us. One minute you’re knitting along happily, and then you look down at your work and see a stitch that isn’t right or maybe even a whole row out of place in your pattern. Fortunately, knitting is easily corrected, and you’ll learn from any missteps. Once you learn to correct them, you’ll be happily on your way again. Learn to fix those easily corrected mistakes in order to get on with your knitting. Learn to pick up dropped stitches and more This class is geared toward “English” or “American” knitters who want to learn the Continental or European method of knitting in which the yarn is held in the left hand and new stitches are plucked through as opposed to wrapped around the needle. Some say this is a faster style of knitting and puts less strain on the wrist and shoulders when compared to the “throwing” method. The class will address control of tension as we practice knitting and purling a new way. Must know how to knit and purl. $16 Easy Plus (Staff). Monday, November 18 Or Thursday, February 20 2 6 p.m.-8 p.m. 6 p.m.-8 p.m. Easy Plus (Staff) Monday, November 27 Or Saturday, March 8 Register by calling 763.391.7700, or online at www.amazing-threads.com $16 6 p.m.-8 p.m. 12 p.m.-2 p.m. Fall/Winter 2013/14 YOUR CHOICE CLASSES Sweater Your Way Mittens Your Way Want to make a sweater of your choice, or finish a work in progress, or have something else in mind that you just don’t want to tackle on your own, or just need dedicated time to complete a project? Here’s your chance – Choose the yarn and pattern of your choice and Bobbi will help you get started and FINISH. The possibilities are endless. Students can choose from five different patterns to create a “first” pair of mittens or knit a pair with more challenge. Options include a basic mitten, mohair mittens, felted, mittens, convertible mittens, or cable mittens. Needle options include double-points, 2 circulars, or the magic loop. All mittens are knit with similar structure and directions. Easy Plus to Intermediate – you choose your mittens to knit. Easy Plus to Intermediate (BK) needed $52 plus pattern if Easy Plus to Intermediate (LJ) Wednesdays, September 11, 25 & October 9, 30 6 p.m.-8 p.m. Or Wednesdays, February 26, March 19 & April 2, 16 6 p.m.-8 p.m. $42 Sundays, November 3, 17, 24 2 p.m.-4 p.m. Mrs. C’s Workshop Need a little nudge to get that project finished before Christmas? Want to knit a gift or two for family but don’t want them to see what you are knitting? Deb will help you get it done. Pick a Halloween Project Scare up some fun with Halloween themed projects! There are lots of BOO-tiful and fun things to knit this time of year. Easy Plus (DMC) $28 Saturday, December 7 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Pick a Mitten KAL Chase away the January chill with mittens. There are so many wonderful mitten patterns – always fun projects to knit. Plain or fancy, a single color or many colors, colorwork or cabled – the choice is up to you! Easy and up (DMC) $42 plus pattern Wednesdays, September 11, 18, 25 6 p.m.-8 p.m. Easy Plus and up (DMC) $42 pattern & materials Wednesdays, January 8, 15, 22 Or Sundays, February 2, 9, 16 3 p.m.-5 p.m. 12 p.m.-2 p.m. It’s Your Choice This is a fun way to knit the project of your choice with expert help from Deb C. if you are ready to take on your next knitting challenge! Choose one project you want to knit and Deb will give you the knitting know how to get it done. Easy Plus and up (DMC) Mondays, October 7, 14, 21 It’s Your Choice – Think Spring! $42 plus pattern It’s time to think of warmer days, so take the time to pick a spring-y project! This is the perfect class to work on a project of your choice. Join Deb to start a new project or finish a work in progress. Choose anything from a simple cowl to a cabled sweater. 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Easy and up (DMC) $42 project of choice plus supplies Wednesdays, March 5, 12, 19 6 p.m.-8 p.m. Students receive 10% off yarn purchased for classes. All classes & fiber groups require yarn purchased at Register by calling 763.391.7700, or online at www.amazing-threads.com 3 Fall/Winter 2013/14 GOT YOU COVERED HEAD TO FOOT Sand Banks Gaugeless Hat Sand Bank is a seamless slouchy hat knit from the bottom up and includes basic cables. It is such a simple, yet clever, design...it literally flies off the needle. And if you haven’t used the German twisted cast-on method here is your chance to learn a new skill. For the knitter that just wants to start without swatching, you can cast on and go! This hat is knit-to-fit from the top down using any yarn and needles. Just a bit of knit and you measure, make a calculation and then work the increases for a custom fit. Short or long, this pattern will help you conquer those swatching blues and fit heads large and small! Easy Plus (DH) $42 plus pattern Thursdays, September 12, 19, 26 6 p.m.-8 p.m. Rainbow Trout Hat Rainbow Trout is a slouchy, beanie knit in the round. The body of the hat is worked in a simple slip stitch pattern, reminiscent of fish scales. The slip stitch pattern creates an awesome hat, especially when using variegated yarns. This hat seems to fit every head and looks great. Easy Plus (DMC) Thursdays, October 10, 17, 24 2 p.m.-4 p.m. Paris Slouch Beret This relaxed style and light touch make this slouchy hat perfect for every season of the year, and a beautiful addition to any wardrobe. A perfect fit for teens and adults. Want to learn the basics of hat knitting? Need to learn to join your knitting in the round? Come learn a few tricks about knitting in the round, while knitting this basic slouchy hat. You will be knitting, purling and decreasing, all while practicing reading a pattern. Sundays, September 14, 28 4 The perfect pattern to create a pair of toppers for all the boots in your closet. Make a fashion statement while keeping warm in Minnesota winters. One skein of Rowan Kid Class will make a pair. The pattern incorporates simple ribbing and “moving” cables. Make the toppers longer for added warmth. $42 plus pattern Easy Plus (DH) Sundays, October 13, 27 & November 10 12 p.m.-2 p.m. Students receive 10% off yarn purchased for classes. All classes & fiber groups require yarn purchased at $28 Easy (DH) 6 p.m.-8 p.m. Cabled Boot Toppers Easy Plus (DH) $42 plus pattern Saturdays, September 14, 28 & October 5 $42 plus pattern 2 p.m.-4 p.m. Register by calling 763.391.7700, or online at www.amazing-threads.com Fall/Winter 2013/14 Norwegian Star Mittens Cuff Down Socks Worsted weight yarn means anyone can easily knit Norwegian mittens. Not only beautiful, but very warm mittens. Great for Minnesota living. Lindsay recommends the star design, but experienced knitters can choose a design of choice. Choose from a snowflake or other design in the LVS-1 booklet and knit a gorgeous pair of mittens. You will learn traditional techniques of Fair Isle knitting! Intermediate (LJ) $42 plus pattern Sundays, November 3, 17, 24 Or Thursdays, March 6, 13, 20 12 p.m.-2 p.m. 6 p.m.-8 p.m. Learn to knit socks using the traditional format beginning at the cuff and knitting through the heel to the toe. Using fingering weight yarn begin at the cuff and finish at the toe with either the traditional kitchener stitch or a star toe. Choose which method works for you! Double pointed needles, magic loop or 2 circular needles. This is a beginners sock class. Learn to knit socks and learn a new method for small diameter knitting. Easy Plus (LJ) Wednesdays, December 4, 11, 18 $42 plus pattern 6 p.m.-8 p.m. Toe Up Socks Toe up socks are “one step ahead” of the cuff down method. By knitting toe up, you can try on your sock as you knit to ensure the perfect fit for your footsies! This class will teach you the techniques needed to complete a sock from the toe up. You can knit your sock on double-pointed needles, magic loop method or two circular needles AND choose any weight of sock yarn from fingering to worsted. It is a sock class for ALL levels of knitters. You should knit and purl with ease to enjoy this class. Easy Plus (LJ) $42 plus pattern Wednesdays, November 6, 13, 20 6 p.m.-8 p.m. 4 Hour Mittens Whether you are ready to try your first pair of mittens or just want to knit a pair in 4 hours, this is the class for you. With chunky yarn and big needles these mittens will be complete before you know it! You will learn ribbing, increases, decreases and picking up stitches. A perfect knit for holiday gift giving. Finish your pair in 4 hours. Easy Plus (DH) Sunday, December 15 Or Sunday, February 9 $28 12 p.m.-4 p.m. 12 p.m.-4 p.m. Buttons for A.J. Simple Double Knit Headband This adorable baby hat was designed and named after Bobbi’s grandson, AJ. It makes a perfect baby or toddler gift. The self striping yarn and buttons make it cute and irresistible. Just like the little one’s you knit it for. A perfect project for both new and experienced knitters. Double knitting is making twosided fabric simultaneously. You can make this in your favorite colors! It is knit in the round and reversible. This is a good first project to try out double knitting. $28 Easy Plus (DH) Saturdays, December 7, 14, 21 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Easy Plus (DMC) Thursdays, January 2, 16, 23 Register by calling 763.391.7700, or online at www.amazing-threads.com $42 plus pattern 6 p.m.-8 p.m. 5 Fall/Winter 2013/14 Bella’s Mittens Inspired by mittens worn by Kristen Stewart as Bella in the “Twilight” movies. These mittens are as warm as they are stylish. Designed by Marielle Henault from Subliminal Rabbit, you’ll love wrapping your hands in these enchanting and warm mittens. Make Bella’s mittens for yourself or a friend, either way you’ll love the results! Easy Plus (DH) Mondays, January 6, 13, 20 $42 6 p.m.-8 p.m. Chunky Double Button Hat Ready for your first hat? This is your chance. If you can knit and purl, you can complete this hat in ONLY 4 HOURS! This is a one-session class. We will use super bulky yarn and big needles to create a great hat while learning the following skills: knitting in the round, decreasing, and using double-pointed needles. This is a class for new knitters who want to learn to make a hat. Easy (DH) Saturday, January 18 $28 plus supplies 12 p.m.-4 p.m. Furry Welly Toppers With boots all the rage, these make a great fashion accessory. Knit these warm and toasty Welly toppers in just a couple of hours! Whether for fall walking, festival chic or a simple fashion statement. Ours are created with Erika Knight fur and maxi wool. One session class. Easy Plus (DH) Sunday, January 19 6 Valentine’s Mitts Just in time for Valentine’s Day! These fingerless gloves feature a four heart motif running up the back of each hand. Make a gift your friends and daughters will love. Easy Plus (DMC) $42 Thursdays, January 30 & February 6 6 p.m.-8 p.m. Moira’s Leg Warmers Dress up your legwarmers with a fancy-looking, but relatively simple butterfly stitch. These are perfect for dance, yoga, ice skating, and accessorizing. Sized child through adult. Perfect for dance or a cold day. Easy (DH) $28 plus pattern Mondays, February 3, 17 6 p.m.-8 p.m. Anja’s Hat An easy newsboy cap knit from bottom up with brim picked up afterwards. Simple knits and purls create the pattern before the brim. A flattering hat that can be worn fall, winter and spring. This hat is so fun to knit it is hard to stop at just one. $42 Easy Plus (DH) 6 p.m.-8 p.m. Thursdays, February 13, 20, 27 Students receive 10% off yarn $28 purchased for classes. All classes & fiber groups require yarn purchased at 12 p.m.-4 p.m. Register by calling 763.391.7700, or online at www.amazing-threads.com Fall/Winter 2013/14 SCARVES, SHAWLS, PONCHOS & WRAPS Upcycled Elegance (needle felted) Scarf Cocoon Me Cowl or Shawl Get your felting needles ready – this scarf kit is from Pagewood Farms and has all the fabric and yarn your will need to make this lovely needle felted scarf. It is a fun project and quite the work of art once finished. Create it as a gift or save it for yourself. A fun needle felted project. The Cocoon Me pattern is a set of wonderfully textured accessories using a cocoon stitch that looks interesting on both sides and is especially snuggly worked in a single-ply or plied merino yarn. You might not undergo a metamorphosis when you wear these pieces, but you will feel cozy. The eternity scarf or cowl is worked in the round, inside out, while the crescent shawlette is worked top down. Make the cowl or shawl. The choice is yours. Easy (DH) $42 Sunday, September 8 Or Sunday, January 12 12 p.m.-3 p.m. 12 p.m.-3 p.m. Easy Plus (DH) Thursdays, September 30 & October 7, 28 $42 plus pattern 6 p.m.-8 p.m. Perfect Cowl Milltown Shawl This fabulous design by Bobbi is truly perfect. Wear it as a cowl or a shoulder cozy, it is sure to chase the chill away. Angel has knit this cowl in every color of Diverso. So scrumptious. A great knit and perfect to wear. Only 2 sessions, no finishing and the perfect first knitting project. So much fun to knit a project along with the designer. Milltown is a slightly asymmetrical, triangular shawl that is worked from side to side. Great as a shoulder warmer, worn as a bandanna, or as a scarf. It transitions wonderfully from casual wear to an elegant evening wrap. Milltown is the first of three shawls from my Unity Collection, that are named after those towns. Each shawl is constructed using two different fibers. The unity of the different fibers are reminiscent of the unity of the communities that make up Unity School District. Easy (DH) $28 Saturdays, September 14, 28 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Easy Plus (DW) Saturdays, October 5, 9, 26 Lima Twisted Rib Cowl This infinity type scarf is a favorite among our knitters. It is knit in Rowan Lima which ensures a fabulous drape while keeping you warm during a Minnesota fall or winter. Wear it long or double it up. A perfect cowl for both teens and adults. Easy Plus (DH) 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Color Block Wrap A boldly graphic wrap that’s as right for day as night. Scrunch it for a scarf or wear it wide for maximum impact. The wrap is simple to knit, but makes an impression. A number one seller at the shop. Make yours now. $42 Sundays, September 15, 29 & October 6 Or Saturdays, December 7, 14, 21 $42 plus pattern 12 p.m.-2 p.m. 2:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m. Easy (LJ) $42 plus pattern Sundays, October 6, 27 Register by calling 763.391.7700, or online at www.amazing-threads.com 2 p.m.-4 p.m. 7 Fall/Winter 2013/14 Pine Bough Cowl Chill Chaser Poncho The Pine Bough Cowl is a lovely stranded knit, oversized cowl. It is worked in beautiful Kenzie by Hikoo. Sections of zigzag pine boughs run the length of the cowl with striped sections dividing the design repeats. An exclusive Amazing Threads design. Perfect for a Minnesota fall or winter. Keep the chill away with this beautiful and cozy poncho. The simple top-down construction means very little finishing. Large needles make it a quick knit. Learn to use short rows to create a perfect fit. This project is fun to knit and even more fun to wear. Easy Plus (DMC) $42 Tuesdays, October 8, 15, 22 3 p.m.-5 p.m. Amery Shawl This shawl can be knit in 2 lengths and utilizes DK weight yarn. Don has done this design in MadelineTosh DK and it is lovely. Clickety clack, there’s a train on the track. Don was born in, and grew up around Amery, Wisconsin. There was a train that would come through town and a small depot across from the hotel where the train would stop to pick up passengers. The border on this extremely wide shawl reminds me of those train tracks, and wraps me like home. Easy Plus (DW) $42 plus patter Thursdays, October 10, 17, 31 6 p.m.-8 p.m. The Lonely Tree Shawl A lovely, cool weather shawl, that makes the most of a leaves pattern. A perfect addition to any autumn or winter wardrobe. Knit with worsted weight yarn and size 9 needles makes this project quick and easy. This simple lace pattern is perfect for knitters who are comfortable with knitting, purling, and working yarn-over stitches. $54 Saturdays, October 26 & November 9, 16, 23 Throw this basic poncho over a casual outfit for instant impact. Knit side-toside in a long color repeat yarn for high visibility. This eye catching poncho is easier than you might think. Make it with self striping yarn to get that retro (Missoni), playful look or in a solid color. Either way the poncho is gorgeous and fun to knit. $52 plus magazine or pattern Thursdays, October 31, November 7, 21 & December 12 6 p.m.-8 p.m. Carmen/Laurel $42 10 a.m.-12 p.m. 6 p.m.-8 p.m. Students receive 10% off yarn purchased for classes. All classes & fiber groups require yarn purchased at Carmen and Laurel can both be knit in Malabrigo Rios. Carmen is the first and Laurel the second in his “Marquand Girls” convertible cowls series. Carmen is knit in the round using stockinette stitch and Laurel uses knits and purls to add a bit of interest to the wrap. Either can be worn as a cowl or an over the shoulder wrap. Perfect for keeping the Minnesota chill away. Easy Plus (DW) Sundays, November 3, 17 8 2 p.m.-4 p.m. Amalfi Easy Plus (DH) Easy Plus (DH) Saturdays, October 26 & November 9, 16 Or Mondays, February 24 & March 3, 17 Easy Plus (DH) Register by calling 763.391.7700, or online at www.amazing-threads.com $28 plus pattern 12 p.m.-2 p.m. Fall/Winter 2013/14 3 NEW Designs from Don Don will be teaching 3 NEW PATTERNS which are currently in final design stages. Don will teach Balsam Lake and Centuria in November/December, and his newest design, Gladys, in two different sessions in February (Gladys will be released at the National Needlework Show in San Diego in mid-January). The dates are finalized and on the calendar. Photos and skill levels will be released as available. Check the web and our weekly email blasts for updated information. (DW) $42 plus pattern Centuria: Thursdays, November 7, 14 & December 5 Balsam Lake: Sundays, November 24 & December 1, 15 Gladys: Saturdays, February 1, 8, 15 Or Wednesdays, February 5, 12, 26 6 p.m.-8 p.m. 12 p.m.-2 p.m. 1 p.m.-3 p.m. 6 p.m.-8 p.m. Cowl Becomes a Snood $28 Sundays, December 8, 22 Or Saturdays, February 15 & March 1 2 p.m.-4 p.m. 10 a.m.-12 p.m. The Hitchhiker It’s simple, it’s warm and squishy, stretchy and reversible and it makes any variegated, hand dyed sock yarn really shine. A perfect project to relax with in between more complicated ones. Worked in garter stitch and very suitable for beginners. It is narrow, slightly asymmetrically shaped triangular shawlette that can be wrapped around the neck several times. A continuously popular Ravelry design. Easy (DH) $28 plus pattern Thursdays, December 5, 19 Or Saturdays, February 8, 22 Winter has settled in, the holidays are over, and you need an easy, portable project. This is a recipe for a goodie with NO calories! Six I-cords knitted with 3 to 5 stitches and vary in length. The real fun begins when you embellish by adding pompons, beads, buttons, etc. (Having a couple of weeks between classes will give you time to knit the cords.). Easy (DMC) Saturdays, January 11 & February 1 $28 plus pattern 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. “My Favorite Things” Infinity Scarf Looking for a first project or a perfect holiday gift? This cowl/snood works for both. This warm cowl is long enough to be pulled up to cover the mouth and nose. Great for those who like to get out and play in the cold Minnesota winters. If you can knit and purl this is the project for you. Easy (DH) Spaghetti Scrap Scarf 6 p.m.-8 p.m. 10 a.m.-12 p.m. A stranded colourwork scarf, knit in the round as a long tube and then grafted at the ends. This pattern requires a comfort level with simple stranding and gives a lot of space for creativity and customizing. It is knit in worsted weight yarn that results in a bulky, happy scarf that can be wrapped around twice to ward off the Minnesota cold. Join Amy to create your one-ofa-kind creation because YOU choose which motifs and colors go where in your design. Designing this scarf is a part of the class process as well as choosing colors. If you prefer a lighter scarf you can use sport or DK weight yarn. Intermediate (AM) Sundays, February 2, 16 & March 2, 16 $52 12 p.m.-2 p.m. Barn Dance Shawl Keep it simple with neutral colors or glam it up with sequins. Angel first knit this in Anzula Dreamy and added sequins to make it sizzle. This long scarf is very versatile, and the possible yarn combinations are endless. Easy Plus (DH) $42 plus pattern Thursdays, March 20 & April 3, 17 Register by calling 763.391.7700, or online at www.amazing-threads.com 6 p.m.-8 p.m. 9 Fall/Winter 2013/14 Wing Span The design of this stunning shawl is deceptively simple. It is knit in one piece and shaped by short rows. The entire shawl is knit completely in garter stitch. It works up very quickly. Make it a unique piece through your yarn choice or by modifying the design in personal ways. Grab a skein of variegated hand-dyed yarn or add some sequins. Create your own piece of art to wear. Easy (DH) $42 Thursdays, March 27 & April 10, 24 The Shimmer Wave Scarf This simple to knit scarf uses a horizontal drop stitch, often referred to as the “seafoam pattern”. It is fun and easy to make, and looks beautiful in a variegated yarn. It is well suited to yarns that are slippery or silky as well. A perfect first scarf pattern. Easy (DH) Mondays, April 7, 28 $28 6 p.m.-8 p.m. 6 p.m.-8 p.m. SWEATERS & VESTS FOR CHILDREN & ADULTS Classes have been spaced apart to ensure that every knitter has ample opportunity to complete their project within the class structure. Jane’s Tunic Silken Straw Sweater This is a great layering piece to wear yearround. The simple design by Leigh Radford knits up beautifully and quickly with Shibui Linen held double. The shop sample is worked in the colorway velvet. Need a hot knit to cool you off? A simple tunic pattern shows off Alchemy’s Silken Straw yarn’s beauty. Knit from the bottom up in one piece with Icord edges. This is a wardrobe staple you will have for years to come. Easy Plus (DMC) Tuesdays, September 10, 17, 24 3 p.m.- 5 p.m. Owlet Easy Plus (DMC) $42 plus pattern Mondays, September 9, 15, 23 6 p.m.- 8 p.m. Students receive 10% off yarn purchased for classes. All classes & fiber groups require yarn purchased at Owlet is a classic pullover for babies and kids. Sizes range from 6 months to 10 years (18”-30” chest) in two different yarn weights (aran and chunky). Kate Davies is one of Deb’s favorite designers because her patterns are well-written and easy to follow with wonderful results. The owl cables are fun to knit, too! Easy Plus (DMC) Wednesdays, October 9, 16, 23 10 $42 Register by calling 763.391.7700, or online at www.amazing-threads.com $42 plus pattern 6 p.m.- 8 p.m. Fall/Winter 2013/14 Owls Brynn Wise knitters know that owl cables are fun to knit! A fast and fun knitin-the-round sweater with a flattering shape, fits anyone from a 30 to a 50” bust. Knit with chunky weight yarn makes it a perfect go-to sweater for all seasons. Tweed, a book by Rowan, is a collection of designs by Marie Wallin. Brynn is a lovely shrug with a twocolor slip stitch pattern that is easy and fun to work. The shape is flattering, with curved fronts and a ribbed collar. Skills used: slipstitch pattern, increasing, decreasing, picking up stitches, and seaming. Easy Plus and up (DMC) Thursdays, October 10, 17, 24 $42 plus pattern 3 p.m.- 5 p.m. Derwent Easy Plus (DMC) Knit this women’s raglan and cable detail oversized top from Autumn Knits, a design by Marie Wallin using the wonderful yarn Cocoon (merino wool and kid mohair). With a simple yet effective cable detail on the front, raglan oversized sleeves and wide round neck. Wednesdays, February 5, 12, 19 $42 plus pattern 6 p.m.- 8 p.m. Ariana Shell A flowing and light weight tank/shell with a lace yoke to dress up any old pair of jeans or slacks! Start with the yoke knit flat and the rest is knit in the round! Intermediate (DMC) $52 plus pattern Easy Plus (LJ) $42 plus pattern Thursdays, January 9, 30 & February 13 Mondays, March 3, 10, 17, 24 3 p.m.- 5 p.m. 6 p.m.- 8 p.m. BAGS, ACCESSORIES & MORE! Three Colorwork Coffee Sleeves Circlet/Play Crown It’s good to be the Queen or King with a knitted crown! The Circlet is knit flat with sport weight yarn, and the Play Crown is knit in the round (after row 4) with bulky weight yarn. The sizes/yarn adjusted to fit an adult as well as a child. Channel your inner royalty with this fun project. A one-session class. Easy to Easy Plus (DMC) Saturday, October 5 Do you need some quick gifts or stocking stuffers? These colorful coffee (cocoa or tea) cozies are perfect projects! Quick-toknit using 3 to 5 colors. You knit with no more than two colors at once (a good introduction to Fair Isle/Stranded knitting). Duplicate stitch is used to fill in extra details. Knit one or all three designs – the more the merrier! Easy Plus (DMC) $16 2:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m. Mondays, November 4, 11 Or Mondays, December 2, 9 Register by calling 763.391.7700, or online at www.amazing-threads.com $28 plus pattern 6 p.m.-8 p.m. 6 p.m.-8 p.m. 11 Fall/Winter 2013/14 Monkey Jacobus This cheeky monkey is adorable! Jacobus is knit round in one piece, without any seams. The pattern features photos and row by row instructions. We’ll have more fun than a barrel of monkeys, making little Jacobus. Skills used: knitting in the round, shaping, picking up stitches, reading a detailed pattern. The perfect “sock monkey” for any toddler, child or adult. A great gift to knit. Easy Plus to Intermediate (DMC) Wednesdays, November 6, 13, 20 $42 plus pattern 6 p.m.-8 p.m. Knitted Christmas Ornaments! Deb wrote the pattern for these and they have become a beloved quick knit for friends and family. Adjusting yarn thickness and needle sizes will yield many sizes. Easy-to-follow charts make learning Fair Isle/stranded knitting a breeze or you can embellish a plain ornament with embroidery, buttons, or beads! Easy Plus (DMC) Wednesdays, December 4, 11 Kureyon Kozy Circle Tote Keep your teapot nice and warm with a lovely tea cozy, knit with one or two skeins of Noro Kureyon yarn. Small: 4-6 cup teapot, Large: 8-10 cup teapot. This is also a great gift idea for the tea lover in your life! Lots of spots! The Circle Tote shows off your intarsia knitting beautifully! Intarsia knitting is created by color knitting a single layer of fabric using separate colors. It is fun to knit and felts beautifully without distorting the circles. Easy Plus (DMC) $28 plus pattern Saturdays, November 9, 16 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Wednesdays, January 8, 15, 22 Double knitting is knitting two fabrics simultaneously on one pair of needles. A simple leaf motif gives this potholder a fashionable look – perfect for gift giving. 3 p.m.-5 p.m. Tablet Cozy Do you love color and do you want to give Fair Isle (stranded) knitting a try? The perfect project is a Tablet Cozy! It is knit in the round and sewn at the caston edge. The color combinations are endless and you will have the best-dressed tablet around. Fair Isle knitting is one of Deb’s favorite techniques, and she will guide you through the process. Easy Plus and up (DMC) $42 plus pattern Mondays, December 2, 9, 16 3 p.m.-5 p.m. 12 $42 plus pattern 6 p.m.-8 p.m. Building Blocks Afghan $28 plus pattern Mondays, November 18, 25 3 p.m.-5 p.m. Or 6 p.m.-8 p.m. Easy Plus (DMC) Spring to Autumn (double knitted pot holder) Easy Plus (DMC) $28 Designed by Michelle Hunter. The block designs will navigate through the major knitting skills, techniques and principles. Each of the 12 patterns isolates a new skill. Knitters master each technique before moving to a more advanced concept. Students will be introduced to 2 new squares each month. At the end of the series, the knitter is rewarded with an abundance of knitting know-how and 12 beautiful squares to assemble into a sampler afghan. Class includes instruction for all 6 classes. Easy Plus (LJ) Wednesdays, January 29, February 19, March 12, 26 & April 16, 30 Register by calling 763.391.7700, or online at www.amazing-threads.com $75 plus booklet 6 p.m.-8 p.m.
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