The Fino Circle Scarf is definitely an instant classic. The straight lines and simplistic design make this scarf perfect for either casual or dressy attire. Because it is entirely stockinette, you don’t have to worry about forgetting the pattern while you multitask and juggle a ton of activities during the summer months, which will give you a head start on a fall favorite.
I have knitted lots of projects and this is in my top 5 favorite finished garments because you can put it on with anything. Even though the pattern is not complex I felt a great sense of accomplishment when it was complete because it is a large project and it turned out absolutely gorgeous.
The yarn Fino, by Manos Del Uruguay is a dream to knit with and is soft around your neck. The scarf uses two substantial hanks (490 yards each) and because of its size can be worn long or wrapped twice to keep you nice and warm.
Elegant and refined, Fino combines the softness of merino wool with the luster of silk in a lightweight yarn that’s perfect for heirloom accessories or luxurious garments. Fino features a new dye process that yields complex, subtle, tonal colors. Click here to take a look at the free pattern. -B
If you have never made a shaggy washcloth this is the class for you. You will learn the make a loop technique! The class is $20 and will be held Saturday, June 22nd 1:3opm-3:30pm. Please bring 150 yards of worsted weight cotton and 7-8 needles.
Have you ever been afraid of knitting lace by yourself? This will be a 4 step lace construction class for a shawl. You will need to bring 500 yards of lace weight yarn and a size 6-7 24″ or longer circular needle. The 4 part class will be held Saturday June 22nd, June 29th, July 13th, and July 20th from 10:30am-11:30am. The class is $40 and you will also need to purchase this gorgeous pattern here from Boo Knits and bring it with you to class.
This delicate lace shawl knit by Michael out of Madeline Tosh Prairie is a wonderful pattern to introduce yourself to the world of lace knitting. Snow Angel, designed by Boo Knits, is knit from the top down and begins the first half of the shawl with stockinette stitch. If you are interested in checking out the pattern just click here. In my opinion, this is perfect as it allows you to become comfortable with working with lace yarn by only knitting familiar knit/purl stitches. By the time you get to the more complicated lace portion of the pattern, you are already comfortable with the thinner yarn and you are ready to tackle the YOs, K2TOGs, and SSKs.
There is even an option to add beads for those who are feeling a little more adventurous with their knitting! Because of its depth, width, and the lack of a spine, this shawl can easily double as a feather-weight scarf to lend a touch of elegance to any wardrobe.
Madeline Tosh Prairie is a single ply, 100% merino lace yarn featuring approximately 840 yards of yarn. With this amount of yardage, you can easily knit the small, medium, or large version of the pattern with plenty of yarn remaining. And at only $25.00 a skein, this classy shawl is a very economical as well. -Michael
Chakna is a perfect accessory for a summer day or evening. The class will be teaching you how to slip stitch, increase, and to strand. The class will be held Saturday, June 8th from 10:30am-12:30pm, students will need 1 skein of Xie and 1 ball of Night. The class is $20 and does not include materials. Please make sure to bring a size 7 straight wooden needle (it’s a must)!
I love sock yarn and I love to make socks, but sometimes I look for a different project for some of the ultra glamorous skeins of hand dyed sock yarns. Scarfluffle by Sarah Keller is an excellent pattern if you have that skein of sock yarn that has been begging you to make something other than socks.
This pattern can easily be adjusted for any size you want because it begins at one tip and ends at the other. The scarf is worked back and forth with a lace edge increasing for the first half of your yarn and then changes to a decrease sequence to narrow down to the other tip. The project that is pictured here used two skeins of Jitterbug in the color Rio.
From the artisans at Colinette this yarn is crafted out of a wondrously soft 4-ply fingering weight merino wool. This hand dyed yarn is available in such a large array of colorways that it will be hard for you to pick your favorite color. You can purchase this pattern by clicking here. Thank you to Sandy for letting us photograph her beautiful work. -B
Where do you keep all of those plastic shopping bags? We’ve figured out a storage solution. This class will teach students how to pick up stitches on a garter stitch, yo, k2tog, how to knit an i-cord, and kitchener stitch. The two part class will be held Saturday, June 8th from 1:30pm-3:30pm and Saturday, June 15th from 1:30pm-2:30pm. The cost of the class is $30 and students will need to bring 110 yards of worsted weight cotton and size 9-16″ or 32″ or longer circular needles. Materials for the class are not included.
You can never have enough cute headbands. This class will teach you how to create a provisional cast on, cabling, and how to kitchener stitch a seam. The class will be held Saturday, June 1st 10:30am-12:30pm. The cost of the class is $20 and students will need to bring 200 yards of worsted weight yarn and size 6 knitting needles. Materials for the class are not included.
Learn how to make the Beekeepers Quilt with a few minor adjustments to Tiny Owl Knits awesome pattern on Ravelry (click here to purchase). This class will teach magic cast-on, increasing, decreasing, and kitchener stitch. The class will be held Saturday, May 18th from 10:3oam-12:30pm. The cost of the class is $20 and students will need to bring 200 yards of fingering weight yarn, size 3-4 32″ or longer circular needles, and the purchased pattern from Tiny Owl Knits. Materials for the class are not included.
This precious little t-cup cozy is perfect for those of us who love to drink hot coffee or tea. You will learn the disappearing circular cast on, how to increase front and back, and how to make an i-cord. The class will be held Saturday, May 11th from 10:30am-12:30pm. The class is $20 for 2 hours of instruction and the pattern. Students should bring 150 yards of worsted weight wool yarn and size 6-32″ or longer circular needles. Materials for the class are not included.