Knitting Basics: Felted Laptop/Tablet Case

three weekly 2-hour classes, $35 + tax & supplies

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Is your laptop banging around in your backpack?  Do you know someone whose tablet rests unprotected in a bag?  Want to learn to knit?  These questions are not unrelated.  In this three week class, Michelle will teach you the basics of knitting, from casting on, knitting, to binding off.  When you’re finished you will have the coolest electronic protective sleeve around, perfect for a gift or for yourself.

Session Instructor Dates Status
Session 1 Michelle Stranges 1 to 3 pm on Sunday, 11/2, 11/9, 11/16

or call 277-1164. Please read cancellation policy.

Bump Yarn Rug Weaving (on Nov 5)

One 3-hour class; $30 + tax & supplies


Bug Yarn Rug Weaving

Weave a rug with Bump yarn! This super bulky yarn with alpaca spun around a cotton core from Autumn Mist Alpaca Farm and Fiber Mill is amazing.  The texture is deliciously soft and thick.  It comes in 100 yard bumps, enough to knit, crochet, or weave a baby soft alpaca rug!

Using a warp of strong, thin cotton (provided for the class) and weft of Bump yarn results in a colorful, soft rug. One bag of Bump yarn makes a runner about 2′ x 6′ or several smaller rugs. Bump yarn is available in different colors and results in built-in stripes.

Autumn Mist Superbulky Alpaca

In this single-session class we’ll warp the loom, start weaving, discuss shuttle options, cover joining ends, and fringe/edge choices. You’ll complete weaving the piece on your own.

Session Instructor Dates Status
Session 1 Susan Mehringer 6 to 9 pm on Wednesday, 11/5

or call 277-1164. Please read cancellation policy.

Cover Your Hands (starts Nov 5)

Three 2-hour classes; $35 + tax & supplies

Colorwork Cuffs & Mittens (in Madelinetosh Socks & Knitted Wit Gumball)

Colorwork Cuffs & Mittens in Madelinetosh Socks & Knitted Wit Gumball

Welted Fingerless Gloves in Shibui Baby Alpaca

Welted Fingerless Gloves in Shibui Baby Alpaca

Mittens and fingerless gloves are perfect knitting for the approaching holiday season. They are quick to knit. The choice of yarn makes for a distinctive and unique gift – my personal favorite for teachers. Kiko has chosen two Churchmouse designs for this class - Colorwork Cuffs & Mittens and Welted Fingerless Glove. All students will learn to knit in the round on double pointed needles. Those selecting the Colorwork Cuffs & Mittens pattern will learn to follow a color chart.

Pair this class with Hickory’s early October workshop Knitting in (Small) Circles to practice the techniques covered!

Session Instructor Dates Status
Session 1 Kiko Nobusawa 7 to 9 pm on Wednesday, 11/5, 11/12, & 11/19


Learn to Knit Lace Scarf

Three 2-hour classes; $35 + tax & supplies (each session)

Sign up for one or both sessions; to skip to “B”, you should be comfortable working yarnovers and directional decreases, and reading charts.

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Knitted lace patterns are mostly simple repetitions of increase and decrease stitches (yarnover/k2tog), easily mastered by knitters at any level – so if you can cast on and make a knit or purl stitch, you are ready for lace. Kiko has designed a lace primer that starts with single eyelets and gradually introduces more complex motifs. You will also find out how easy it can be to follow charts.

This fall, we are offering the course in 3 + 3 segments, so you have the option of taking just an intro taste with session A or continuing on for more involved designs in session B. A complete scarf can be made from either of the sessions (and of course with both) since the sampler set-up allows you to mix-n-match the components you wish to work with.

We recommend a smooth fingering weight yarn with wool content (450 yds or more) and a set of straight or circular needles in a size that gives you a relaxed but even stockinette stitch (usually around US4 depending on the yarn, however go up 1 size if in doubt). Scarf pattern is included with the class, and is a series of written and charted directions handed out at each meeting.

Session Instructor Dates Status
Session A Kiko Nobusawa 7 to 9 pm on Tuesday, 9/30, 10/7, & 10/14

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Session B Kiko Nobusawa 7 to 9 pm on Tuesday, 10/21, 10/28, & 11/4 Full

Mosaic Knit Cowl or Hat (starts Nov 18)

Two 2-hour classes; $30 + tax & supplies

Mosaic Cowl

In need of a quick, super easy yet impressive-looking gift for someone? Consider this slipstitch color work cowl or hat. Adapted from Barbara Walker’s “mosaic” technique, these designs may look complicated but all you need to know are: cast-on, knit and purl stitch, and bind-off. Only one color yarn at a time gets worked – no “stranding” to worry about as in Fair Isle knitting – and every other round is a straight repeat of the previous, so motifs knit up very quickly. The hat features an optional i-cord cast-on and Latvian braid, for those interested (or can spare the time…) in decorative details.



For the cowl, any DK to light worsted yarn in 2 or 3 contrasting colors works beautifully. The hat is more gauge-specific and requires a sock/sport-weight yarn in 2 contrasting colors (The samples displayed in store are in Madelinetosh Sport). The patterns are available as hard copy or Ravelry downloads (pattern names: Mosaic Cowl and Meknès).

Session Instructor Dates Status
Session 1 Kiko Nobusawa 7 to 9 pm on Tuesday, 11/18 and 12/2

or call 277-1164. Please read cancellation policy.