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OUR EVENTS

Classes and Shows

FRIDAY NIGHT KNITTING:

2nd Friday of the month from 5 - 8

July 13, August 19, September 14

CLASSES:

Toe Up Socks, Two at a Time

Instructor:  Lisa Kresge
Date: Tuesday June 19 and June 26
Time:  2- 4
Cost:  $60.00
This is a 2 session class.  Pre-payment is required. To register, call 303-514-8780. Minimum of 2, Maximum of 6
Location: Inside Anderson's Vacuum, 243 S Broadway, Englewood, CO  80113

Curious about learning to knit socks but are not sure where to start?  Trying to figure out how to get 2 socks to match?  Do you have a hard time picking up gusset stitches or hate working wrap and turn short rows?  Does Kitchner stitch give you fits?  Are you the victim of second sock syndrome?

If you answered yes to any of these, then our Two At A Time Toe Up Socks class is for you.
We will make 2 socks at the same time so that when you are finished, you are done.  You will have a pair of socks ready to wear.

The first two hour class will cover topics such as: how to fit a sock to your foot, the parts of a sock, how to cast on and continue knitting in the round using the Magic Loop method, yarn management, and increases.  In the second two hour class you will work the heel and find out how to make a stretchy bind off.

Materials needed:  
420 yds. sock or fingering weight yarn (We have a great selection of sock yarns.  Make sure you get it far enough ahead of class so we can get it wound into 2 balls for you.)
Knitting needles
            For Magic Loop - 1 Circular needle 40" long, size 2 
           
3  Stitch Markers - Safety Pin Style (locking)
Small Crochet Hook
Tape Measure
Scissors
The instructor will send you an email when you sign up with the pattern download link.


INKLE WEAVING CLASS

 

Date:  Saturday, June 23
Time:  9-4
Instructor:  Robin Wilton
Location:Blazing Star Ranch, 3424 S Broadway, inside Anderson'sVacuum
Cost:  $100.00  Rental fee for Inkle Loom $5.00 for a week
Materials fee: $18.00 ( 3oz each of 3 colors and 1 oz rug warp) We will have the 3/2 cotton and rug warp for you.  Come by sometime before class to pick up your 3 colors. 
Class Size:  Minimum of 3 , Maximum of 6 
Prepayment is required.  Call 303-514-8780 to reserve your spot.
 
 
Inkle Weaving is a fun way to learn about weaving without the investment of expensive equipment to start out.  An Inkle loom is a portable belt loom that can be warped up in an afternoon and woven in 3-4 hours.  Inkle bands can be used to make belts, straps bookmarks, ornaments and more.  In this 6-hour workshop, you will be weaving by the end of the day.  You will be able to finish weaving your project on your loom at home.  You will learn to warp your loom and read patterns so you can re-warp your loom on your own.   Finishing techniques will also be covered.
 
Materials:
Inkle Loom and Shuttle (Bring your own or rent one.)
Scissors
Note taking materials
3/2 (recommended) or 5/2 Pearl Cotton in 3 contrasting colors, about 3 oz. of each color. (Come get it before class, so we can wind your colors off the cones.)
1 tube of Carpet warp in any color (for making heddles) Students can share
4 or 5 Popsicle sticks if you have them
 
Robin Wilton has earned a BFA with a concentration in Weaving from CSU in Ft. Collins.  She has been weaving for over 40 years. Known also as "the Weaving Lady", Robin specializes in doing programs about weaving and spinning to Denver metro area children in schools and at events.   Robin has taught Inkle Weaving for shops and weaving guilds throughout the Front Range for many years.  



Beginning Spinning                                     
Instructor:  Karen Champion
Date:   Saturday June 30 and July 14
Time: 9 - 12
Cost: $80.00 Material Fee $20.00
Wheel Rental Available @ $25/ week
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
Wheel rental applies to purchase of wheels purchased up to 2 months after class.

If these dates do not work for you, please call and we will work with you on dates. If you have your own wheel, you may bring it.

 

 

 

Building with Lace Class


Learn to knit lace for only $10.00 an hour. Each class is 2 hours long. During this year long class, you will learn ten different lace patterns and gain the confidence to tackle any lace pattern you encounter.  In addition we will cover: provisional cast on, cables, knitting with beads, bind off edging, chart reading, and so much more.
 

Class 5: (June 13) beads
Class 6: (July 11) smocking stitch
Class 7: (Aug 8) circular designs 
Class 8: (Sept 12) nupps 
Class 9: (Oct 10) knitted lace
Class 10: (Nov 14) bind off edging, beads, blocking

The Building with Lace class follows the book by the same title.  By the end of the class you will have a sampler to enjoy or a handmade holiday gift.



Stop by and see our oversized sample.

Prerequisite: knitting basics (knit, purl)

Meets the second Wednesday of the month from February to November, 4-6pm
Cost: $200 for all 10 Paid in advance--includes Building with Lace book by Michelle Hunter of Knit Purl Hunter ($20.00 value)
May also register for single classes for $25 each 2 hour session

Ask about available kits.
Call 303-514-8780 to reserve your spot if you want to do all 10!

 

 
 

 


KNITTER'S GUILD OF DENVER


The Knitter's Guild of Denver meets the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month at the Englewood Library.  Great group--lots of knitting!


 

Updated June 12, 2018