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Your First Stranded Colorwork

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

Description ~ Your First Stranded Colorwork

Have you always admired stranded colorwork, but been too intimidated to try it on your own? Ease into it with this class! Find out how to follow a colorwork chart and manage two yarns at once while creating smooth, unpuckered fabric. Learn about “color dominance,” and how to use it to your advantage. Discover the difference between stranded colorwork and Fair Isle. See how you can fix mistakes with duplicate stitch. And practice by knitting a simple, unshaped cowl in worsted-weight yarn.


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Brioche Wristers

Instructor: JC Briar       Class Capacity: 25
Class Level: Advanced beginner and beyond      

Description ~ Brioche Wristers

Brioche rib worked in two colors is amazing. Even though you work one-row stripes, you get vertical ribs of color in a squishy, cozy, reversible fabric. And when worked in the round, it’s a simple two-round pattern. Learn all the basics in this class by starting a pair of wristers.


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Selbuvotter

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

Description ~ Selbuvotter

The patterning on traditional Selbu mittens is captivating; the shaping is ingenious. Delve into this art form by knitting a small sampler mitten.  Learn to follow the thumb and hand charts, and find out how you can customize them. Practice increasing for the thumb gusset, creating the thumb opening, and . picking up stitches for the thumb. And learn a little history along  the way


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Funky Japanese Stitches

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

Description ~ Funky Japanese Stitches

Curious about how to follow Japanese knitting charts and understand Japanese knitting symbols?  How to knit intriguing stitches and stitch patterns typically only found in Japanese publications? If so, this class is for you.


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Hook Hocus-Pocus

Instructor: JC Briar       Class Capacity: 25
Class Level: Advanced beginner and beyond      

Description ~ Hook Hocus-Pocus

Maybe you’ve used a crochet hook to bind off, or to pick up a dropped stitch. But have you used one to join pieces together? To cast on provisionally? Or to stabilize an edge and provide a place from which to pick up stitches? If not, this class is for you!


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Patterned Brioche

Instructor: JC Briar       Class Capacity: 25
Class Level: Advanced beginner and beyond      

Description ~ Patterned Brioche

Brioche is a creative way to make a lofty, two-sided ribbed fabric.  Although this popular pattern stitch is often found to be intimidating, JC will teach everyone, in a few simple steps, how surprisingly easy it is to learn.  Take plain brioche rib, mix in some increases and decreases, and what do you get? Gorgeous patterning! Leaves and branches, feathers and faux cables: all created by increasing from one stitch to three (or five!) and decreasing from three (or five!) to one.


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Next Steps in Brioche

Instructor: JC Briar       Class Capacity: 25
Class Level: Advanced beginner and beyond      

Description ~ Next Steps in Brioche

Maybe you’ve done one or two simple brioche projects, enough to know you like knitting brioche. What’s next? Take this class to expand your options: See what’s involved in knitting two-color brioche flat. (Hint: it’s a four-row pattern!)


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Bind-Off Bonanza

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

Description ~ Bind-Off Bonanza

Creating a firm and sturdy bind-off edge is child’s play: you just keep a secure grip on the yarn as you bind off. But what if you need some other kind of bind-off edge? Take this class and learn about a variety of bind-off techniques to enhance your options.


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