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Our 3rd Saturday Fiber Day is Oct 19 from 11- 4 on a drop in basis. You can come spin, weave, knit, crochet, needle felt--whatever fiber art you prefer. Bring a snack to share, if you like.
We now have Saturday Spinning Days the 2nd and 4th Saturdays from 11- 4.  Bring a snack to share if you like!  

Even if I am not here, you can come in and spin, knit, crochet.  Sometimes I take a Saturday off--and show season is starting!)

2ND FRIDAY NIGHT KNITTING: 
Upcoming dates are:
October 11 from 5-8.

 

Scroll on down for the KAL and classes.

 


"Audition"

Starting October 10, 2019!
Mystery KAL with Michelle Hunter of Knit Purl Hunter.

If you love to "try out" new stitch patterns, then Audition is a KAL you won't want to miss!  This generously sized asymmetrical shawl debuts four unique stitch patterns. 
Each pattern features interesting stitches along with improved ways to execute old standards.
 
The shawl is knit using the lovely shades of Simplicity Spray or Simplicity Tonal by HiKoo® and is paired with two skeins of solid HiKoo® Simplicity. 
 
While the shawl design is a mystery, it is no secret that video tutorials and daily support are available all throughout the knit along. 
 
"This will be my last KAL for now as I take a sabbatical to spend time with my ever-expanding family.  Have no worries!  While I am globetrotting and rocking babies,
my website and videos will remain in place to assist you.  I will continue to monitor the Knit Purl Hunter group on Ravelry where I've made many new friends.
 I can't wait to share the yarn, stitches and good times together!" - Michelle Hunter
MaterialsYarn Requirements

This project calls for a 456 yards of your Main Color (MC) and 234 yards of your Contrasting Color (CC).

Suggested HiKoo® Yarns:

MC (Option 1): Simplicity Spray55% Merino Superwash, 28% Acrylic, 17% Nylon; 456 yards per 200 gram cake, 1 cake.
OR
MC (Option 2): Simplicity Tonal55% Merino Superwash, 28% Acrylic, 17% Nylon; 117 yards per 50 gram hank, 4 hanks of the same color.
WITH
CC: Simplicity solid55% Merino Superwash, 28% Acrylic, 17% Nylon; 117 yards per 50 gram hank, 2 hanks of the same color.
Note: Simplicity Tonal or Simplicity Multi could be used in place of Simplicity Spray for the MC, but will require 4 hanks to achieve proper yardage.

addi® Needles & Notions
Locking stitch markers
Tapestry needle
Gauge
Approximately 20 stitches and 41 rows = 4" in garter stitch, unblocked
Size
It's a Mystery! (shhh! It's a shawl!)
The first part of the pattern drops October 11.  We have the yarn and supplies you need!  Knit along with us at the store starting Wednesday, October 16 from 2-4, and the next 3 Wednesdays to finish up the shawl.

Our 3rd Saturday Fiber Day is  October 19 from 11- 4 on a drop in basis. You can come spin, weave, knit, crochet, needle felt--whatever fiber art you prefer. Bring a snack to share, if you like. Upcoming dates are: October 19, November 16.
We now have Saturday Spinning Days the 2nd and 4th Saturdays from 11- 4.  Bring a snack to share if you like!        
(Even if I am not here, come on in and spin, knit or crochet.  I take a Saturday off once in a while! and alpaca show season is coming!)                                                                                                 
2ND FRIDAY NIGHT KNITTING:
Upcoming dates are:
October 11 from 5-8.

Classes:

Beads, Baubles and Cables 

(must be able to spin a single)
Instructor: Terri Veragen
Date:  Thursday, October 24
Time: 1-4
Cost: $60.00
Minimum:  2
Materials Fee $10 (payable to instructor)
Prepayment of class fee is required.  Please call 303-514-8780 to register.
Novelty yarns add interest to your knitted or woven textiles, either used to construct entire garments or as a splash of accent. Learn to spin yarn with incorporated beads, yarns with inclusions such as tufts of fiber, bits of yarn or feathers, and cabled yarns.
Please come to class with two bobbins of different-colored medium-sized singles wool yarn spun in the same direction with medium twist, two empty bobbins, a spool of sewing thread, a sewing needle, and a lazy kate, as well as your spinning wheel in good working order. Beads and inclusions will be provided, or bring your own. Please be sure your wheel is in good working order.

Beginning Rigid Heddle Weaving 
Instructor:  Terri Veragen
Date and Time:
Saturday Nov 2  10-2
Saturday Nov 9  10-12
Cost:  
$110
Loom Rental:
$15 for the week.  Rental applies to purchase if the loom is purchased within 2 months of the class.
Class Minimum:  2
Location: 
3424 S Broadway, Englewood, CO  80113
Pre-payment is required. Space is limited, so register now! Please call 303-514-8780 to register.

Two days, 4 hours first day, 2 hours second day
Rigid heddle looms are a simple, portable and inexpensive introduction to weaving, yet are extremely versatile in their patterning possibilities.
On the first day you will learn how a rigid heddle loom works, what you can do with it, how to warp your loom with even tension and weave with good selvedges, change colors and work with different yarns, fix a broken warp and get started weaving a sampler, exploring several techniques as time permits.
In part two, you may continue your sampler or start a new project. We will discuss how to calculate how much yarn you need, different finishes for the end of your weaving, and how to remove your weaving and finish your cloth.
Stop by the shop before class to choose appropriate yarns. We will have looms available (Schacht Crickets, Ashford Sample-It, etc) or you may bring your own rigid loom with all parts, and stand if you have one.

 
Beginning Spinning  
Instructor:  Karen Champion
Date:  Tues, Oct 15 and Oct 29 (FULL)
            Thurs, Nov 7 and Nov 21
Time: 1 - 4
Cost $80.00 Materials Fee $20.00
Wheel Rental Available @ $25/ week
Rental applies to the purchase of a wheel if bought within 2 months of the class.
Location:  3424 S Broadway, Englewood, co 80113

This is a 2 session class.  In the first session you will learn a bit about the wheel, different fibers and how to spin a single.  Then you will have homework over the 2 weeks in between sessions.  In the second session you will learn several ways to ply your yarn and set the twist.
Space is limited.  Prepayment is required. To register, call 303-514-8780
PLEASE BRING OR WEAR SOCKS TO CLASS.
 
 
 
Weave a Scarf in a Day
Instructor: Terri Veragen
Date:  Saturday December 7 
Time:  1-5
4-hour class: $80
Materials fee: $20
Minimum: 2 
Have you ever wanted to try your hand at weaving, but you're not sure it's for you? Come learn the basics of weaving, using rigid heddle looms that have been pre-warped for you. Have fun learning to weave with even beat and good selvedges, change colors, and try out different yarns. We will also discuss planning a project, and demonstrate how a loom is warped. You will leave with a finished scarf, or be able to take your loom home for a week for an additional fee. If you have a color preference, please contact the shop at least a week before class. 
 
More classes will be listing on the website, so keep checking.  
 
We have a couple of used wheels for sale.  Come by and take a peek.  They may be just what you need!


 

Updated October 04, 2019