Now that we’ve made it through that lovely weather event let’s look forward to some fun stuff.
First up… Party on Saturday!
We are celebrating our first anniversary as The French Knot. It’s been a great year and we are so grateful for your support. To express our appreciation we are having a party. There will be refreshments and door prizes (read free stuff). It’s gonna be fun! You won’t want to miss it.
Lot’s of great classes coming up. Check out the entire list on our Classes page.
February 8 — Top-down Baby Sweater — $25 plus materials
The blue sweater is knit with Silly Stripes (100% cotton), the green one is knit with Cascade Yarns Pacific (wool/acrylic blend). The model below is one year old.
February 22 — Lace Scarf — $25 plus materials
The pattern is Winter Haven. You will learn how to read a chart and how to read your knitting. We are doing samples in two different yarns. There will be a little work to do before class, so come in to choose your yarn.
March 8 — Counted Thread Ornament #3 — $25 plus materials
First photo on the left from the gallery above.
March 22 — Socks — $25 plus materials
Learn the basics of sock knitting and constructions. We will do a basic cuff-down pattern with a heel-flap style heel.
March 29 — Hair & Fur Needlepoint Sampler — $25 plus materials
Learn stitches you can use to do hair and fur on your needlepoint projects.
April 5 — Setting Up A Project in knitCompanion — $25
We have done this class twice already and have had great feedback. knitCompanion is an amazing iPad app that will make you a better knitter. I promise!
May 3 — Reading Your Knitting — $25
Do you know how to tell if the stitch you are looking at is a knit stitch or a purl stitch? What about a k2tog versus an SSK? How do you tell why you ran out of stitches before finishing a part of your pattern? And what if you need to tink (that’s knit spelled backwards) a row to fix a mistake? We will cover techniques that will give you tools to fix mistakes in your knitting.
Christmas Knitting Ideas
Remember all that anxiety about getting your Christmas knitting done? Well here are a few ideas to get you started on a stash of hand-knit gifts for Christmas 2014. Stop in the shop and we will help you choose a pattern. These are quick knits so if you choose one each month, you’ll have quite a pile done in plenty of time and no stress! Well, no knitting stress.
We hope your holiday was wonderful. Did you finish your Christmas knitting? Have you cast on something new for yourself or are you still knitting for others? If you need some inspiration to get your new year off to a creative start, we can help.