Building Blocks Workshop Series

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**NEW** BUILDING BLOCKS beyond the basics WORKSHOP SERIES

Need a knitting refresher? Or thinking about what you can learn next? This Building Blocks series can take your beginner skills and stitch them into knitting expertise. Select workshops that interest you and work towards completing a sampler blanket.

Prerequisite: Comfortable with your cast on, knit, purl, fixing basic mistakes and cast-off.

Minimum 3 participants and maximum 8; This is a drop-in series so the teacher will be available each week even if minimum participants are not reached.

Please note:

  • Pre-registration recommended; as max reached on a first-come basis. Please note space allotment can be checked through our online registration
  • If only one person shows up, they can opt-in to a half hour private lesson with the teacher on the class topic
  • If two people show up, they can agree to a one hour semi-private lesson with the teacher on the class topic

 

WORKSHOP TOPICS (Take one or any in series)

  • Workshop 1 (Square 1): Knit and Purl Review with Cast-On (recommended to take first if working on full series)
  • Workshop 2 (Square 2: Charts, Gauge and Bind-Off (recommended to take second if working on full series)
  • Workshop 3 (Square 3: Yarn Over and Bobbles
  • Workshop 4 (Square 4: Simple Decreases
  • Workshop 5 (Square 5: Cables
  • Workshop 6 (Square 6 & 7: Right Twist, Mock Cable
  • Workshop 7 (Square 8 & 9: Slip Stitch. Left Twist
  • Workshop 8 (Square 10): SSK with Intro to Lace
  • Workshop 9 (Square 11): Increases: Make One
  • Workshop 10 (Square 12): Advanced Decreases
  • Workshop 11 Joining: Mattress Stitch and Crochet Seams
  • Workshop 12 Ask a Teacher/ Review Anything

 

COST:

Drop-in price is $29 for any single workshop (which includes a hardcopy or e-copy of the full Building Blocks workbook).***

All subsequent drop-in workshops registered by same participant are priced at $19/per workshop.

A package of 12 workshops costs $195; these can be done in any order according to the schedule below from Sept 2018-May 2019. Includes a hardcopy or e-copy of the full Building Blocks workbook. Participant can choose the order, or to repeat any combination, of 12 workshops with this option.

*** Participants can upgrade their first two registration costs for drop-ins into a 12-workshop at at cost of $147 (a total of 10 additional workshops).

 

SERIES DATES & TOPICS

  • Monday Sept 10th 6:00-7:30pm           Workshop 1: Knit and Purl Review with Cast-On (recommended first in series)
  • Friday Sept 14th 6:00-7:30pm               Workshop 1: Knit and Purl Review with Cast-On (recommended first in series)
  • Sunday Sept 16th 9:30-11:00am           Workshop 1: Knit and Purl Review with Cast-On (recommended first in series)
  • Monday Sept 17th 6:00-7:30pm           Workshop 2: Charts, Gauge and Bind-Off (recommended second in series)
  • Friday Sept 21st 6:00-7:30pm               Workshop 2: Charts, Gauge and Bind-Off (recommended second in series)
  • Sunday Sept 23rd 9:30-11:00am           Workshop 12: Ask a Teacher/ Review Anything
  • Monday Sept 24th 6:00-7:30pm           Workshop 3: Yarn Over and Bobbles
  • Friday Oct 5th 6:00-7:30pm                  Workshop 3: Yarn Over and Bobbles
  • Sunday Oct 7th 9:30-11:00am              Workshop 1: Knit and Purl Review with Cast-On (recommended first in series)
  • Monday Oct 15th 6:00-7:30pm            Workshop 4: Simple Decreases
  • Friday Oct 19th 6:00-7:30pm                Workshop 4: Simple Decreases
  • Sunday Oct 21st 9:30-11:00am             Workshop 2: Charts, Gauge and Bind-Off (recommended second in series)
  • Monday Oct 22nd 6:00-7:30pm            Workshop 5: Cables
  • Friday Oct 26th 6:00-7:30pm                Workshop 12: Ask a Teacher/ Review Anything
  • Sunday Oct 28th 9:30-11:00am            Workshop 6: Right Twist, Mock Cable
  • Monday Oct 29th 6:00-7:30pm             Workshop 6: Right Twist, Mock Cable
  • Friday Nov 16th 6:00-7:30pm                Workshop 1: Knit and Purl Review with Cast-On (recommended first in series)
  • Sunday Nov 18th 9:30-11:00am            Workshop 7: Slip Stitch. Left Twist
  • Monday Nov 19th 6:00-7:30pm            Workshop 7: Slip Stitch. Left Twist
  • Friday Nov 23rd 9:30-11:00am              Workshop 2: Charts, Gauge and Bind-Off (recommended second in series)
  • Sunday Nov 25th 9:30-11:00am            Workshop 12: Ask a Teacher/ Review Anything
  • Monday Nov 26th 6:00-7:30pm            Workshop 8: SSK with Intro to Lace
  • Friday Nov 30th 6:00-7:30pm                Workshop 8: SSK with Intro to Lace
  • Sunday Dec 2nd 16th 9:30-11:00am     Workshop 1: Knit and Purl Review with Cast-On (recommended first in series)
  • Monday Dec 3rd 6:00-7:30pm              Workshop 9: Increases: Make One
  • Sunday Dec 9th 9:30-11:00am              Workshop 2: Charts, Gauge and Bind-Off (recommended second in series)
  • Monday Dec 10th 6:00-7:30pm            Workshop 10: Advanced Decreases
  • Friday Dec 14th 6:00-7:30pm                Workshop 11: Joining: Mattress Stitch and Crochet Seams
  • Sunday Dec 16th 9:30-11:00am            Workshop 12: Ask a Teacher/ Review Anything
  • Workshops will continue throughout Jan through May 2019; schedule to be posted soon

 

MATERIALS NEEDED: 50-70g of worsted wool per workshop (recommended one ball of Sugar Bush Bold) and a pair of 5mm 24-inch circular needles. Tool kits that includes darning needle, stitch markers, cable needle, medium size post-it notes and row counter. Materials can be purchased at Baaad Anna’s Yarn Store.

Please note, in some classes two different blanket squares will be started so there might be a bit more materials required; please check the link to each workshop description to verify the appropriate materials and homework list.

INSTRUCTOR: Barth Siemens

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