Call the store (518-861-0038) to get more info or to sign up. A deposit is required to hold your spot for the class. Most classes require a minimum of 3 students. If we do not have enough students sign up, we will refund your class fee or reschedule the class. In the event of class cancellation by The Spinning Room (due to snow or tsunami, etc.) your fee will be refunded. Some classes require a bit of "homework" beforehand, so make sure to check before coming to class. More details will be given upon registration. As always, you enjoy a 10% discount on materials for all classes.
Private lessons are also available. 1/2 hour: $10, 1 hour: $15.
Beginner Knitting - Tuesdays, May 10, 17 and 31 - 6:00 - 8:00 - $45
WHEN: Tuesdays, May 10, 17 and 31, 6:00 - 8:00
INSTRUCTOR: Robin Barbera
Learn to knit for the first time or dust off your skills from years ago. We will cast on, knit, purl and bind off. Class discussion will also include types of yarn, reading a pattern and fixing those pesky inevitable mistakes. Class project will include but are not limited to cotton dishcloths. Every effort will be made to accommodate the interests of the students.
Worsted weight cotton yarn and size 7 or 8 or 9, 10” straight needles.
Can be determined and purchased at the first class.
Please come a little early, in case yarn needs to be wound.
SKILL LEVEL: No experience necessary
Toe Up Socks
WHEN: Thursdays, May 19 and June 2 , 6:00 - 8:00
INSTRUCTOR: Robin Barbera
Attention top down sock knitters: Summer is coming – you need to keep knitting. A blanket on your lap isn’t going to fit the temperature or your travel schedule. You need something SMALL and PORTABLE! Time to try the “other” way - toe up. Holiday gift idea for someone special!!??
These socks will be knit with sock weight yarn (fingering - #1) using circular needles. The pro and cons of 1 or 2 circulars and DPNs will be demonstrated and discussed. The sock will start with Judy’s Magic Cast On.
400 yards fingering weight yarn
1 - 40” circular needle OR 2 – 24” circular needles in size 2 or the size needed for 8 stitches = 1” in Stockinette Stitch in the round
DPNs if desired for parts of the sock
Knitter’s Brewing Company Pattern - http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/straight-up-socks
SKILL LEVEL: Must be comfortable with both the knit and the purl stitch prior to class.Top down sock and/or knitting in the round experience helpful but not required.
Beaded Necklace **** Only one spot left! ****
WHEN: Saturday, June 18, 10:00-1:00
INSTRUCTOR: Lisa Bates
FEE: $25 + $5 materials fee due day of class
Knit this lovely beaded necklace in about 3 hours, start to finish.
Makes a wonderful gift for yourself or someone else.
Instructor will provide kits with beads prestrung so you can start right away in class. $5 will be due to instructor for the kit the day of class
You may take advantage of the provided kits for $5 or see note below about using your own materials. Kits do not include needles.
14" straight needles in sizes 2, 3 or 4 (size depends on your tension with fingering weight yarn)
If you prefer to use your own yarn and beads, you will need 15-20 yards of fingering weight yarn and 200 6/o beads.
HOMEWORK: If using your own materials, you MUST have the beads prestrung on your yarn prior to class.
SKILL LEVEL: Very comfortable with knitting.
WHEN: Saturday, July 9, 9:00-11:00
INSTRUCTOR: Liz Cassidy
An EASY and beautiful shawl made with sport/dk weight yarn. Learn to do a garter stitch tab, M1 increases and the T1 and T2 stitches to make the pretty twisted sections of the shawl. Because this is an easy knit, it is the perfect project to learn and then take to work on during your summer vacation!
Lotno shawl pattern, purchased through Ravelry: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/lotno or at the shop
450 yards dk or sport weight yarn
Size 8, 24” or larger circular needle
Optional: two stitch markers
SKILL LEVEL: Know how to knit and purl.