Class Projects

Upcoming Class Dates

I have some knitting classes coming up! I am excited to teach my first classes at "Yarns at the Adobe" a quaint little yarn shop a couple of towns over.

On January 7th I will be offering my Gauge Swatch Workshop from 10am-11am.
Click here for more information about the class. Cost $15

Also I will be teaching an Entrelac class on January 7th from 11:30-1:30.
I taught this before many many times last year. It was such a fun class for me to teach. Entrelac is challenging with alot of things to keep track of but is fun and interesting to work up. And the results? Gorgeous!
Cost $30

The entrelac scarf we will be starting in class is the "Danica" pattern from

I used 3 skeins of Trendsetters Tonalita (which is a self striping yarn) for the pattern instead of the 2 different colored yarns that the pattern calls for. I love the way the Tonalita colors block out into each entrelac rectangle, and its so nice to not have to switch colors every 5 minutes.
Approximately 300 yards of any self striping worsted weight yarn will do.

Email me at if you are interested in signing up for these classes or if you have any questions.

Hope to see you there!

2 Socks on 2 Circulars Show and Tell!

I thought I'd just share a few pictures
I took of socks worked on in my "2 Socks on 2 Circulars"class.
The last class went very well. In fact 2 women came who had never even knit socks before! I was so impressed by their perseverance and sock knitting bravery!
Since everyone just made sample socks to learn the technique I didn't make anyone swatch. That is why the socks differ so much in size.
See readers!!!
This is proof why you always need to swatch for sweaters!
If this class proves to be too advanced for the student it's easy to just switch to learning one sock at a time.
Great job everyone!

Coming in February...

I recently bought a skein of Noro Cashmere Island completely on a whim 2 weeks ago at work. Since then I discovered an awesome free pattern on Ravelry called Short Row Hat. It was a perfect match for the Cashmere Island and would you believe it...a February class was born!

Here is a picture of my work in progress posing with the yarn I used.

If you don't want to work with Cashmere Island, I think any of these yarns would work great with this pattern.

Just check your gauge!

I enjoyed making this hat so much that I know it will make an interesting class. If you have already taken the entrelac class this hat would be perfect to wear with your scarf. It almost has the appearance of entrelac but there is no picking up stitches. It is worked entirely in short rows hence the name. It will be a bit challenging for the average knitter because you have to pay attention carefully. In the class you can expect to learn these techniques: Provisional cast on, k2tog, ssp, short rows, 3 needle bind off, working in the round on double pointed needles, and

I will post class dates and times when it gets closer to February.

Clog Class

My clog family is now complete!

I set them up for display at The Scarlet Skein with the patterns and all of the needlefelting supplies. I think that they will make a fun class for January. The great thing about this pattern is that I found three shortcuts that will probably cut an hour or more off of the knitting time! I'm going to be sharing this technique with the students that sign up for the class.

Felt Clogs Class

Cost is $35 for a two part class

Saturday, January 5th 9:30-11:30

Wednesday, January 9th 11-1

Saturday, January 19th 9:30-11:30

Wednesday, January 23rd 11-1

Needle Felting Workshop


Saturday, January 26th 12-2

For the needle felting workshop, I am bringing all of the roving for everyone to use and I will be offering direction and instructions for using the tools. You can get all the supplies you need for both classes at the shop.

These are just the class times for January, but as with all of my classes I will be offering the Felted Clogs class for several months. Look on the website for current class times!

Call 805-466-YARN if you are interested in signing up!

I was so excited to finally finish the clogs. They fit each one of us perfectly. I was really happy that the pattern offers such a great size range with special instructions for different foot widths. I keep having little clog fantasies where I envision everyone in my family getting a pair. I should probably finish the 5 projects I have going on now before indulging in that fantasy any further. Speaking of my knitting projects... I'm getting nothing done!!! I keep getting more and more j0bs from customers!! Not that I am complaining or anything. Currently I am repairing an afghan and knitting a custom stand mixer cover. I better get knitting!

2 Socks on 2 Circulars

I taught my first "2 socks on 2 circular needles" class today!

For the most part it was a success. It's a challenging technique to learn, and I felt all of the students hung in there even when things got tricky. I think that the hardest part about this is keeping everything untangled. At first it feels so awkward with the two balls of yarn and 4 needle points. It does get easier though. I told the class that I taught a friend this technique and at first she had trouble. But a week or two later she had 3 pairs of child's socks completed. So just like anything with knitting, if you stick with it, it will get easier and easier.

I recommend this class for anyone who is just plain old sick and tired of knitting that second sock. It's also great for those who want to expand their knitting knowledge and are up for a challenge.

For current class times be sure to check the website.