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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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Cast-on Cornucopia

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

Description ~ Cast-on Cornucopia

Dozens of cast-on techniques exist: one-strand or two-strand; loose and flowing or elastic and springy; invisible or decorative.  Everyone has their favorite cast-on technique and usually sticks to it but having choices is key to producing the results you want for every project you make.


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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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Loving Your Lace Edgings

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

Description ~ Loving Your Lace Edgings

Adding a lace edging is a sweet way of topping off shawls, scarves, socks – or any other kind of project! In this class, you’ll learn where to find edging patterns, how you can use them, and how you can customize them to add the perfect custom look to your finished garments.


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Slick Set-in Sleeves

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

Description ~ Slick Set-in Sleeves

Set-in sleeves give a sweater a crisp, tailored look. And for easy knitting, you just can’t beat sleeves knit from the top down. Pick up stitches from the body, shape the sleeve cap with short rows, and you avoid the bulk of a seam and the fuss of easing a sleeve cap into an armhole. 


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Disaster Recovery

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

Description ~ Disaster Recovery

Mistakes happen. Fortunately, knitters have an array of techniques for dealing with mistakes. Learn when and how to tink, drop, and frog. See how duplicate stitch can cover over goofs in colorwork. And pick up tips for avoiding mistakes in the first place.


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Lace That Grows

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

Description ~ Lace That Grows

Imagine starting a lace shawl with just a few stitches, and “growing” in pattern until your shawl is big enough, with no worries about matching gauge or loosely casting on oodles of stitches. Picture choosing from a variety of shapes – triangles, squares, circles, semi-circles, and more – each composed of a series of lace “wedges,” sections that gradually grow wider as the knitting progresses.


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