FALL/WINTER 2013/14 Class Schedule

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
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.
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
• 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
Winter/fall 2013/14
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
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!
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.
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)
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
Fall/Winter 2013/14
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
Easy Plus (Staff).
Monday, November 18
Or Thursday, February 20
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
6 p.m.-8 p.m.
12 p.m.-2 p.m.
Fall/Winter 2013/14
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)
$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.
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
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)
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
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
Fall/Winter 2013/14
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
The perfect
pattern to
create a pair of
toppers for all
the boots in
your closet.
Make a fashion
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
Easy (DH)
6 p.m.-8 p.m.
Cabled Boot
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
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
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
Double knitting
is making twosided fabric
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.
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.
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
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
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)
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.
Easy Plus (DH)
6 p.m.-8 p.m.
Thursdays, February 13, 20, 27
Students receive 10% off yarn
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
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)
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)
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
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.
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.
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
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)
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.
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.
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
2 p.m.-4 p.m.
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.
$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
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
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
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.
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)
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
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
Easy (DH)
Mondays, April 7, 28
6 p.m.-8 p.m.
6 p.m.-8 p.m.
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
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
Easy Plus (DMC)
Tuesdays, September 10, 17, 24
3 p.m.- 5 p.m.
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
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
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.
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.
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
Easy Plus (DMC)
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.
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
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.
$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)
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
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.