Friday, July 29th, 2016 Posted in Events, Fiber Arts Education, General News, local news | No Comments »
by: Kate Comaskey
ANN BUDD IS COMING TO HALCYON YARN!
Ann Budd, the wonderful freelance knitting editor, teacher, designer, and author of more than a dozen books, will be at Halcyon Yarn August 28, 2016 and August 29, 2016. We are excited to offer two full days of workshops with Ann, which will include four different classes. CLASS SIZES WILL BE LIMITED SO BE SURE TO REGISTER NOW. This will be an exciting and fun weekend with the one and only Ann so don’t wait too long to register.
The available classes are:
Sunday, August 28
INTRODUCTION TO SWEATER DESIGN
Knitwear designers use gauge and body measurements to create the perfect fit in a sweater, hat, or other knitted piece. Learn the magical formulas that will allow you design your own garments or adjust existing ones with ease! No more puzzling over how to increase or decrease evenly in a single row or gradually over many rows—you’ll have the answers in moments. You’ll also learn tips and trick that simplify the knitting and finishing process.
Skills: Advanced-beginner knitting skills.
Materials: Please bring note taking materials.
In this class, we’ll examine how the basic stitches look in a piece of knitting, and practice fixing common mistakes, including ripping out, picking up dropped stitches (even edge stitches!), reversing the direction of a cable turn, and correcting a snag that breaks the yarn.
Skills: Advanced-beginner knitting skills; must know how to cast on, bind off, knit, purl, and turn a cable.
Materials: One partial ball of your choice of yarn (tightly twisted worsted-weight wool or wool blend recommended); knitting needles in a size appropriate for your yarn; cable needle, crochet hook.
CO 18 sts.
Row 1 and 3: (RS) K4, p2, k6, p2, k4.
Rows 2 and 4: (WS) K6, p6, k6.
Row 5: (RS) K4, p2, slide 3 sts onto a cable needle and hold in front of work, k3, k3
from cable needle, p2, k4.
Rows 6 and 8: (WS) K6, p6, k6.
Rows 7 and 9: (RS) K4, p2, k6, p2, k4.
Row 10: (WS) K6, p6, k6.
Rep Rows 1–10 once more (20 rows total). Place sts on a holder.
MONDAY, AUGUST 29
SOCKS AT ANY GAUGE
Want to make socks that fit perfectly, no matter what yarn or needles or stitch pattern you use? This workshop will teach you how to measure your foot, knit a swatch, and devise a standard top-down pattern for any size foot and any gauge of knitting.
Skills: Advanced-beginner knitting skills and experience knitting socks from the top down.
Materials: Yarn will be provided in various weights. Please bring preferred needle gauge. Additional needles will be available if needed. (Don’t forget to bring your ideas for stitch patterns!)
Variously called “Japanese fine knitting” and “optical knitting, “shadow knitting” is the term introduced by Vivian Høxbro to describe a technique in which purl ridges define a pattern on a two-color striped stockinette-stitch background. The right-side ridges cast a “shadow” pattern that comes and goes depending on the angle at which it is observed. When viewed straight on, the fabric resembles simple two-row stripes. When viewed at an angle, the garter ridges predominate and a different pattern is visible. Learn this ingenious technique by knitting a swatch with a heart motif.
Skills: Advanced-beginner knitting skills; must be familiar with reading charts.
Materials: Yarn included. Please bring US size 6, 7, or 8 needles.
THERE WILL BE A 1.5 HOUR LUNCH BREAK EACH DAY BETWEEN CLASSES.
*Extra yarn is included for each class, other than Fixing Mistakes, but we encourage you to bring your own needles. Needles are available for purchase in-store at Halcyon with the class discount*
The more you knit the more you save!
A single class is $65.00 so feel free to mix and match with what interests you the most or join us for all four! Save when you register for more than one:
- 2 classes for $120 when you use code ABCLASS2 at checkout
- 3 classes for $165 when you use code ABCLASS3 at checkout
- take all 4 classes for $200 – save $60! when you use code ABCLASS4 at checkout
Make a weekend out of it by enjoying not only the exciting classes at Halcyon Yarn, but by experiencing Maine in the Summer time! We’re two blocks from downtown Bath and just a short drive from various State beaches. Check out what the City of Ships has to offer at https://visitbath.com. You will also receive 10% off of any Halcyon purchase in-store or online for the month following your class. What a wonderful way to wrap up your summer with a new project and some newly honed skills.
Because Ann is a special instructor our rules on class sign up will be different. To register in the class we must have full payment at the time of registration. If for some reason you cannot take the class after signing up, a refund will be made only if we can fill your space. We have made a commitment to the instructors and are liable for costs.