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Classes: Spring 2018

KNIT CLUB FOR KIDS with Allison **NEW DAY STARTING IN APRIL**
THURSDAYS, 4 – 5 pm |
April 5 - June 28

This drop-in Knit Club is designed for kids aged 8 – 12 of all levels and abilities. Beginners will learn how to cast on and knit a garter stitch scarf. Ready to go beyond the basics? Come to class with your ideas and Allison will help you find the perfect pattern for your next project.

Level: Beginner. Cost: $15 per session or $10 each for 5 or more classes when pre-registered; plus supplies.

 


OUT OF AFRICA CARDIGAN KNIT-ALONG with Clementine
FRIDAYS, 10:30 am - 12 noon |
April 6 - May 11 (no class on April 27)

This gorgeous cardigan from Isager is the perfect layer to dress up or down--and the combination of alpaca, merino and linen is graceful and comfortable through all the varying temperatures of summer in the Bay Area.

Level: Intermediate/advanced. Cost: $50; plus supplies.

 Out of Africa

 


BRIOCHE BASICS with Clementine
SATURDAYS, 9 - 11 am |
April 7, 14, 21, 28

Learn the fundamentals of brioche knitting while making a two-color worsted weight scarf. You'll learn how to brioche knit (brk), brioche purl (brp), as well as work increases, decreases and applied i-cord. This is a great first brioche project and skill-builder for brioche addicts. (Featured pattern is Brioche Basix by Susanne Sommer.)

Level: Advanced beginner. Cost: $80; plus supplies.

Brioche Basix

 


BEGINNING 8-SHAFT WEAVING with Laura
MONDAYS, 2 - 5 pm |
April 23, 30; May 7, 21

In this class, you will learn the basics of weaving. You will start by winding a warp, before beaming and threading an 8-harness table loom for a sampler. You will also learn good weaving technique, how to read a weaving draft, determine sett, calculate yarn requirements and finish your sampler. This class is designed for those that have never woven before or those that are looking for a basic refresher. Loom and equipment rental included in cost of class.

Level: Advanced beginner. Cost: $125, plus supplies.

Wolf Pup weaving

 


ERGONOMIC KNITTING WORKSHOPS with Carson Demers
SUNDAY, 10 am - 5 pm |
April 29

These workshops will change your life! By day, Carson is a physical therapist who operates an award-winning ergonomics program for a San Francisco medical center. Every other moment he's knitting, spinning, designing, teaching, or otherwise up to some fiber fun - always with a watchful eye toward ergonomics.

Knitting Comfortably

Knitting Happily Ever After • 10 am – 1 pm
In this class, you’ll learn how knitting effects the “fabric that makes the fabric”- your body.  By completing a Risk of Injury assessment in class you’ll learn how knitting contributes to those aches and pains throughout your body. But more importantly, you’ll learn how to reduce them. A little knowledge and some simple changes can keep you knitting happily and safely ever after. Students who’ve taken this class have said that it should be “required learning for all knitters regardless of experience level!”

Swatchbuckling  2 – 5 pm
Avast ye mateys! Let’s bring improved ergonomics to life in your knitting technique. We’ll swatch to improve your posture, comfort, and efficiency.  We’ll examine yarn tensioning techniques, and all phases of stitch creation first with simple then more challenging swatches and stitches. We’ll also look at ways to add movement to knitting to avoid stiffness and injuries caused by disuse. Class is appropriate for students who are comfortable with basic knit purl stitches. Swatches of basic cable and lace patterns are also made in class. Stitch patterns are provided in both charted and written formats.

Level: Beginner.
$75 per workshop, or $125 for both, plus supplies.

 


PROJECT CLASS with Sydney/Anne
THURSDAYS, 7 – 9 pm |
Session 3: May 3, 10, 17, 24 and June 7, 14, 21, 28

Turn your knitting frustration into a fun evening! Sydney will help you work through any challenges to finish your project successfully. Please bring an easy project to work on while you wait for your turn to get help. Participants attend any 6 classes out of the 8 scheduled.

Level: Beginner. Cost: $95 per session.

 


FINISHING CLINICS with Anne
MONDAYS, 7 - 9 pm |
May 7, 14 & 21

Your projects-in-progress deserve a high-quality finish! Anne will cover blocking, sewing seams, picking up stitches and buttonholes. Register a la carte or for all three weeks.

Level: Intermediate. Cost: $20 per session, or $55 for all three.


LEARN TO KNIT BEGINNER BASICS with Shellye
WEDNESDAYS, 7 - 9 pm |
Session 5: May 9 & 16

Learn the fundamentals of knitting, and gain the experience and confidence you'll need to successfully tackle your first knitting project.

Level: Absolute beginners and long-lost knitters looking to brush up on the basics. Cost: $50, plus $10 materials fee.


ESSENTIAL CAST-ON AND BIND-OFF TECHNIQUES with Afifa Sayeed
SUNDAY, 10 am - 5 pm |
May 20

Different types of knitting projects need different types of edges -- some edges need to be stretchy, some extra-sturdy and others decorative. Various edges are achieved by working different cast-ons and bind-offs. In this class, you'll learn 12 essential casting-on and binding off techniques step-by-step, and also learn when to use each one. Materials needed - scrap yarn, 2 sets of needles, crochet hook.

Level: Intermediate. Cost: $85; plus supplies

Tubular Cast-on


SHIBUI SPRING KNIT-ALONG with Clementine
WEDNESDAYS, 11 am - 12 noon |
May 9 - July 11 (no class June 13 and July 4)

Knit yourself a sophisticated summer top or cardigan in plenty of time for warm weather! We're featuring the newest patterns and colors for the Spring/Summer 2018 Collection, and Britt-Marie Behmer will join us for the kickoff to discuss techniques.

Level: Intermediate. Cost: $50; plus supplies (the pattern is on us!)

Shibui Mirage Duo


LOST IN TIME SHAWL CROCHET-ALONG with Stephanie
FRIDAY, 11:30 am - 1 pm |
May 11 - June 1

A beautiful stash-buster while you learn new crochet stitches! The pattern is free through Ravelry.

Level: Intermediate. Cost: $35, plus supplies.

Lost in Time shawl 


KNITTING STUDIO with Clementine
MONDAYS, 9:30 - 11:30 am |
Session 4: June 4, 11, 18, 25
NO STUDIO IN MAY OR JULY

Carve out some time for yourself and your knitting projects! Clementine will be your coach, cheerleader and technical support for any works you have in progress. Bring a challenge project as well as an easy project to work on while you wait for help. Limit: 8 students.

Level: Advanced beginner; must know basic knitting techniques and be able to knit independently. Cost: $65 for all 4 classes (* $80 in April), or $20 per class, pre-registered; plus supplies.

 


 


Ongoing

We do our best to help you any time you come with project challenges–if you need more focused attention, or want to be sure someone will be available to help, the Drop-in sessions are for you! We’ve recently added more sessions, and limited participants to 4 people to be sure you get the attention you need.

Drop-in Knitting & Crochet Help
Every Wednesday 3 – 4 p.m.; 1st Sunday, 1 -2 p.m. (In April, 2nd Sunday due to Easter holiday.)

Hit a rough patch in your pattern? Made a frustrating mistake? Our expert advice will get you back on track. $10 payable to Uncommon Threads.

Private Lessons
Time slots available:
1st Sunday, 2 – 4 p.m. (In April, 2nd Sunday due to Easter holiday.)

When you need to learn or refresh a technique, demystify a complicated pattern or revive a “vintage” project, private lessons are the best choice. Sign up for one-on-one sessions with Sara, half-hour minimum. $15 half-hour, register in advance.

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  • rowan
  • jamiesons
  • Shibui
  • Berroco
  • Tahki
  • Addi
  • Lang