Steeking Workshop

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Want to steek this “Izmir” Cardigan from Rowan Magazine 54?

Two 2-hour classes; $40 + tax & supplies

Steeking is a short cut (literally) for making large projects like sweaters.  The entire piece is first knitted in the round without interruptions or openings.  After the tube is completed, you cut into the fabric for armholes, necklines, and front openings.  Sleeves are then attached.

Intrigued?  This workshop aims to make this technique less intimidating.   Susan will also show you how to modify back-and-forth Fair Isle patterns for steeking. Bring a Fair Isle pattern of your choice and prepare to be amazed!!

You’ll need to bring to class wool or wool blend in sport or light worsted weight in a few contrasting colors with appropriately sized DPNs or circular needles.  We’re always happy to help you select yarn for a project (such as the “Izmir” cardigan on the right) that’s best suited for steeking.

Session 2Susan Mehringer7 – 9 pm on Monday, 11/24 & 12/1Completed


Double Heddle Weaving

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

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Learn to warp and weave on your Schacht Flip Loom using a “double heddle set-up” (two heddles at a time). The advantages to this technique include:

  • Using finer yarn
  • Achieving a denser, more durable weave, while
  • Maintaining maximum drape!

Let Susan guide you through the process while you make a Burberry-style plaid scarf with your choice of colors in Shibui’s Cima. Class price is $30, and, as always, includes a 15% off coupon that you may use to buy your yarn.

Session 2Susan Mehringer6 am to 9 pm on Wednesday, 10/29Completed

Yuletide Market at Triphammer: Take 20% Off Bulky and Super Bulky Yarns (on 12/14)

Yuletide Market


Come visit Yuletide Market at Triphammer Marketplace tomorrow (December 14) from 10 am to 3 pm, featuring many local artists and crafters, as well as Santa, music, and many fun family entertainment.  Check out the event schedule here.

Of course don’t forget to stop by Knitting Etc.  Take 20% off all in-stock bulky and super bulky yarns all day! Make this winter a cozy one with Brown Sheep Burlyspun, Lansloft Bulky, Madelinetosh ASAP, Berroco Vintage Chunky, Tahki Aria, and more!

Design Your Own “Pi” Shawl

Three 2-hour class; $40 + tax & supplies

Pi Shawl in Juniper Moon Findley

Design your own lace “Pi” shawl based on Elizabeth Zimmermann’s classic.  Kiko, our resident lace knitter extraordinaire, will help you through designing and knitting your own unique masterpiece.  She will also give you pointers on blocking and finishing your work.  Elizabeth Zimmermann’s Knitter’s Almanac is a required text.

Session 1Kiko Nobusawa7 to 9 pm Tuesday, 1/14, 1/21, and 2/4Completed

Stitch Clinic 2015

Month long session of weekly 2-hour classes, $15 for one time drop in + tax and supplies

 Continental Knitting

Whatever you’re working on, bring it in for professional help when you run into a problem.  We will schedule monthly clinics on different days and at different times, so, whatever your schedule, there will be a Stitch Clinic that suits your needs!  You can sign up for a month of clinic time for $50, or drop in for one clinic for $15.

JanuaryHickory Lee2 to 4 pm on Saturday, 1/10, 1/17, 10/24, and 1/31Just Stop In!