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Knitting Lace from Charts - Bamboo KAL Project

Instructor: Alissa Barton       Class Capacity: 25
Class Level: Intermediate      

Description ~ Knitting Lace from Charts - Bamboo KAL Project

Take this lace technique class and then start a beautiful bamboo lace cruise knit-along project, an original design that Alissa will be designing and debuting on the cruise, that will become a beautiful souvenir of your Hawaiian knitting cruise.  Alissa enjoys helping students conquer their fear of lace and working with bamboo. Bamboo grows naturally throughout the tropical world and produces a beautiful, shimmery, silky yarn that is perfect for warm climates.  In this class you will not only overcome your fears of knitting lace but also the benefits and limits of knitting lace using bamboo. Anyone who can knit and purl can learn how to make beautiful knitted lace by following both written instructions and charted designs. In this class you will cover various decreases, yarn overs and how to follow a pattern. Start with completely written out instructions and progress to charts. Better yet, learn to correct basic mistakes everyone makes without ripping out and starting over. Students will leave class with the scarf started and be able to work on it throughout the remainder of the cruise.


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Owning the Decrease & Knit-along Shawl Project

Instructor: Alissa Barton       Class Capacity: 25
Class Level: Intermediate/Advanced      

Description ~ Owning the Decrease & Knit-along Shawl Project

We are all familiar with using decreases to shape our knitting, and we all know that we like working certain types of decreases and that we dislike others. Have you thought about how you can change the type of decrease to change the overall look of the design? Picture a beautiful lace flower, where it all comes to a point at the tip of the leaf - have you ever wondered how you might have done something differently to make it look pointy or rounded? Maybe you aren't a fan of P2togtbl, is there something you could do instead that might be easier to work? We will explore not just decreasing, but the art of the stitch and how to bend it to our whimsy. We will be working an original design in class featuring as many different types of decreases as we can work in, you will have the option to change some of the stitches used based on personal preference.


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Spring Flowers Colorwork Socks

Instructor: Alissa Barton       Class Capacity: 25
Class Level: Advanced      

Description ~ Spring Flowers Colorwork Socks

A gentle introduction to colorwork with only 2 colors throughout. We will cover choosing your colors and yarns, working with 2 colors in a tiny circumference, following a chart, turning the heel and getting back in the round with two colors in class. Students will need to have worked the cuff ahead of time in order to make the best use of our class time.


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Knitting Hats from the Top Down at ANY Gauge

Instructor: Alissa Barton       Class Capacity: 25
Class Level: Advanced Beginner      

Description ~ Knitting Hats from the Top Down at ANY Gauge

Pick up any yarn and go for it. Perfect for that pet skein of yarn or handspun. We will discuss picking the right needles, several different ways to increase and how to incorporate stitch patterns into your designs for a truly personal creation.


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Felted Fair Use Purse

Instructor: Alissa Barton       Class Capacity: 25
Class Level: Intermediate      

Description ~ Felted Fair Use Purse

Have you always been drawn to the beautiful patterns of Fair Isle but have no desire to start with a sweater? This class is for you! We will use the structure of a felted purse to learn how to knit with two colors at a time in the round. We will be knitting from charts in the round and flat. Finished off with an I-cord bind off and a double I-cord handle. Because the purse is felted you will be working with worsted weight yarn and larger needles, making it easier to see too!


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