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by: Kate Comaskey

Ann Budd is Coming Back to Halcyon Yarn!

Ann Budd in April!

Join us at Halcyon Yarn as we welcome back Ann Budd, knitter and teacher extraordinaire! Last summer we were lucky enough to have a weekend full of classes and this spring will be just as fun… Please join us!

(Save 15% when you register for both classes, so sign up soon! Use code ABCLASS5 at checkout.)

Friday April 21, 2017 10:00am – 4:30pm: A Skirt For All Seasons
Design a custom-fit skirt with Ann Budd. Knitted skirts are becoming wardrobe staples – and they are a lot easier to knit than you might think. They require just three to four skeins of sock yarn! Learn how to take proper waist and hip measurements and combine them with your gauge to create a skirt with a perfect fit, no matter your size. One of many great design features: this skirt won’t slouch and stretch into what Ann refers to as “bucket butt”, instead it keeps it’s shape and keeps looking great after many wearings.You’ll leave with a personalized skirt pattern for your yarn and gauge.

Experience level: Intermediate to expert. Must be comfortable knitting in rounds, increasing, and have a sense of adventure!

Materials: You’ll spend some time with Ann in the shop to find the right yarn for you skirt. Ann has been working on a new skirt design especially for Halcyon Yarn using our Signature Victorian 2-Ply. Don’t miss the chance to learn about it in person from Ann herself!

Saturday April 22, 2017 10:00am – 4:30pm: Knitting Steeks and Inserting Zippers
Learn how to add steeks so that two (or more) color patterns that are worked in rounds can be cut open – typically for a front opening, armholes, and neckline of a sweater. In this class, you’ll knit a quick and cute coffee clutch with a two-color pattern and steel stitches, then cut the steek open and finish the cut edge with a coordinating zipper.

Experience level: Advanced-Beginner knitting skills required. Must be comfortable working on double-pointed needles (“magic loop” method can be substituted).

Materials: Worsted-weight wool yarn in two colors (you’ll use just part of each ball); a set of US 7 and 8 (4.5 – 5.5mm) double pointed needles (or two circulars for magic loop); tapestry needle; sharp point sewing needle, and sewing thread to match on of the yarn colors.

 

We’re happy to help you make the most of your visit to Bath and Halcyon Yarn!

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For more information or to sign up for classes visit halcyonyarn.com or call us at 800-341-0282.