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Charts Made Simple

Instructor: JC Briar       Class Capacity: 25
Class Level: Beginner and beyond      

Description ~ Charts Made Simple

The symbols of a chart take the place of written instructions, telling you what stitches to work. But a good chart does so much more, showing you what the knitted fabric should look like. In this class, you'll learn to read charts, making sense of their symbols and using them to keep your knitting on track and to minimize mistakes.


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Get Twisted

Instructor: JC Briar       Class Capacity: 25
Class Level: Easy      

Description ~ Get Twisted

Cables and other twisted knitting stitches make for some of the most captivating
knitting patterns. Though they look intricate, they are surprisingly easy to create.
Learn how while knitting samplers that can later be turned into a drawstring tote
bag. Along the way, pick up tips for reading charts, reading knitting,
and fixing mistakes.


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Lace Basics

Instructor: JC Briar       Class Capacity: 25
Class Level: Beginner and beyond      

Description ~ Lace Basics

Yarn overs matched with decreases: that’s all lace is. But an incredible variety of lace patterns stems from the way a handful of decrease stitches are placed in relation to their matching yarn overs. Learn how to work these decreases, how to knit into a yarn over, and how to keep track of your lace knitting while working some sample swatches. Pick up tips for choosing appropriate yarn and needles, handling mistakes, and blocking.


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Mapping Lace Scarves

Instructor: JC Briar       Class Capacity: 25
Class Level: Intermediate      

Description ~ Mapping Lace Scarves

Traditional lace charts can be tricky to decipher, especially if they contain “no stitch” symbols. But stitch maps are different. These special grid-free charts unlock the secrets of lace patterns, exposing landmarks and other aids to successful lace knitting. Learn about stitch maps, and become skilled in using them to minimize mistakes while knitting. Practice in class by designing and starting a simple lace scarf.


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Wedge Shawl Design

Instructor: JC Briar       Class Capacity: 25
Class Level: Intermediate      

Description ~ Wedge Shawl Design

Stunning shawls are often formed of lace “wedges,” sections that gradually grow wider as the knitting progresses. Triangular shawls formed of two wedges are a familiar option. But shawls of three or more wedges are also possible, and often sit more securely on the wearer’s shoulders. Take this class to learn how to design a wedge shawl of your own. Pick from a selection of lace wedges, or learn to tweak your favorite lace pattern into a wedge shape. Choose your edgings, and a “spine” to appear between the wedges. By the end of class, you’ll be well on your way to a new, unique shawl.


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Beginning Brioche

Instructor: JC Briar       Class Capacity: 25
Class Level: Beginner and beyond      

Description ~ Beginning Brioche

Brioche knitting creates cushy fabric suitable for comfy garments and all sorts of cozy accessories. Done in two colors, it creates vertical stripes, even though only one color is used at a time. Take this class to learn all the basics: working brioche rib in one or two colors; maintaining tidy selvedges; fixing mistakes; working pretty increases and decreases; and casting on and binding off effectively. You’ll practice by knitting a small sample in class, but take away the skills needed to complete a lovely patterned scarf.


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