us this Saturday, May 2 for a quick Mother's Day gift project. We're
offering a class to make a small soap sack which will make a great
Mother's Day gift, when paired with a bar of handmade soap or a nice
hand-knit washcloth. Class is offered Saturday, May 2 from noon to 1:00.
If you can't make it on the 2
, let Jana know...if there is enough demand, we'll repeat the class on May 9
at the same time.
to learn more about making your knits fit? Need to know more about
choosing the right yarn for a project? Join us Saturday, May 9 from
2-4:00 for a workshop on gauge. Cost is $35. Bring a variety of needles
and yarn in difference sizes/weights for a fun hands-on learning
out the class calendar for more opportunities to expand your knitting
skills. Other classes for May include: Beginner socks, Grandma's
Favorite Washcloth, Basic Cables, Knitting in the Round & Basic
been playing with shawl construction lately, so this one is a bottom
up crescent with short rows to create extra depth at center. Detail is
heavy at bottom for a satisfying weight, and stockinette and more
delicate lace stripes at top create a lighter fabric for draping around
"Celebrating the art of Kate Slaby
of Spencer,WI, our signature yarn inspiration is from her piece,
Japanese Cherry Blossoms. We have incorporated simple and optional bead
knitting into the design with this easy bead placement technique.
Cables bordered by a bit of lace work and beads, twist throughout the
cowl, resembling the tree trunk, branches, and blossoms of this lovely
painting. Please enjoy the pattern!"
anybody remember those books that were popular a few years ago called
"choose your own adventure?" The book went to a certain point, and then
the author would say, "If you think "this" is the next thing that
happened, go to page X, and if you think "that" is what happened, go to
page Y." By making his own choices, the reader was able to determine how
the book ended.
Knitting in the Red, we're going to have "Choose Your Own Adventure"
knitting classes! If there's a technique you want to learn, a pattern
you're struggling with, or some knitting concept you don't understand,
sign up for a one-hour lesson to meet your need.
May, Choose Your Own Adventures are scheduled on Wednesday, May 20 from
6-7:00 p.m, and on Saturday, May 23, from 11-12:00. Please call the
shop no later than Saturday, May 16, with your desired topic, so that
materials and a good lesson can be planned. These classes will be
limited, so sign up soon.
fun little cardigan perfect for layering during cool spring days and
for air-conditioned work spaces in summer, featuring capped raglan lace
sleeves. The fronts are simple stockinette to keep the cardi
appropriate for work, but the top part of the back is worked in the
same lace pattern as the sleeves."
inspiration for this delicate shawl was overgrown rockery next to my
apartment house (which is not so delicate). Each spring this rockery is
buried under the Lily of the Valley and I absolutely adore it. This
means that spring is officially here.
wanted to reflect the nature of this flower - tenderness, hope and
promise of new beginnings. And remember the smell? Too bad I can't put
the fragrant of this blossom in my knitting."
"Dress up your babies with these adorable hats. You have a choice of 2
lovely interchangeable flowers, that are included in this pattern. By
changing the yarn weight and colors, you can have a large selection of
different flowers. This pattern is written in US terms.
The pattern includes 2 versions of hats with 3 border variations and many sizes!"
Corner is a new feature of the Knitting in the Red newsletter. Watch
this space once a month to find out about upcoming classes and
Lisa Ragan, a knitting instructor at Knitting in the Red. I learned to
knit about 11 years ago when one of my daughters was introduced to
knitting by a friend. I had to learn to help her progress, and soon I
was hooked! Since that time, I've been on a quest to continually expand
my skills and find ways to share my knowledge with others. I'd love the
opportunity to introduce you to knitting or help you increase your
in the Red offers a variety of classes, including a number of scheduled
classes on our monthly calendar, as well as individually scheduled
private sessions. Fees for classes are generally $20/hour. As we build
our class program, we offer a 10% discount for both you and a friend
when you sign up together.
Supplies for a class are always offered at a 10% discount.
Upcoming classes include:
--Block-of-the-Month (technique squares that can be made into an afghan)
--a Mother's Day gift project
--socks on two circulars
--a spring shrug
As always, if there is a particular skill you'd like to learn, just ask Jana next time you're in the shop, or email email@example.com . We're always happy to schedule a class, private lesson, or help session at your convenience.
sweet little spring inspired dress is just the thing for the baby
girl in your life! Worn on its own in the summer, or over tights and a
t-shirt during the colder months, it will be a welcome addition to any
baby wardrobe. A fun, playful scalloped eyelet edging on the hem and
sleeves add the perfect touch of whimsy."
asymmetrical in shape and design but very simple to knit. It is cast
on at one wingtip with a few stitches and then simply knit in
widening rows until it is large enough or you run out of yarn,
whichever comes first. There are gradual increases along one side,
touches of very easy lace and a little soothing stocking stitch. No
short rows, no counting but enough happening to keep you interested."
is the Spanish word for dew drops. So delicate and fragile. They seat
on the leaves, catching the sunlight and throwing it back out.This
breezy cardigan is worked from the top down, seamlessly. The sleeves are
worked in the round, with short row sleeve caps."