Mark your calendar for an educational and fun day here at the store. If you feel as if your knitting isn’t advancing as quickly as you would like or that you would like the knowledge to take on new types of projects, particularly sweaters, you will enjoy and benefit from the classes we are offering this month.
Miriam Felton will be teaching two classes at the store on Tuesday, February 26.
Miriam or “Mim” but never “Mimi” lives, knits, crochets, designs, and sews in Salt Lake City. She teaches knitting classes all over the country and has had patterns published by Interweave Press in magazines in magazines and books. Her designs have also been in online magazines, Knitty and Twist Collective. She has also done several designs for Manos del Uruguay.
Short Row Exploration is the first class she will be teaching and will run from 9:30am until 12:30pm.
Since opening the store, I have found that short rows tend to cause confusion and even a bit of fear in knitters. They are used to create wedges in your knitting that are important for shaping everything from bust darts to ear flaps. In this class Miriam will cover Wrap & Turn short rows, Japanese short rows, the Yarnover method, Shadow Wraps (aka Mother-Daughter Short Rows), and German Short Rows. Each type of short row has its pros and cons and Miriam will discuss the best method for a particular type of project. Students must be able to knit and purl, cast on, bind off, increase and decrease. Having done any kind of short rows is helpful.
The second class which will be held from 2:30pm-5:30pm is Fearless Lace Knitting: How to Fix Mistakes.
Do you dread making a mistake in your lace knitting? Never fear! Even the best lace knitters make mistakes, but the key to fearless lace knitting is knowing how to recognize and fix mistakes. In this class Miriam will cover how to fix missing yarnovers, how to correct mis-leaning decreases, how to unknit one stitch at a time, how to rip whole rows without losing your stitches, and dropping down individual repeats to correct mistakes. For each of the techniques Miriam will discuss when to use them and how to determine which mistake has been made.
The cost of each class is $60 which is a tremendous value because early next month, Miriam will be teaching at Interweave Yarn Fest and her classes are more than double that amount. Also, I’m limiting the size of the classes to only 10 people. If you sign up for both classes, there is a $5 discount per class.
We are also offering a 10% storewide discount to all students for that day.
The photos above are all of my favorite Mim pattern, Vinculum Cardigan. The details on this sweater or so feminine and elegant yet it’s a versatile addition to any wardrobe. The V neck shaping is echoed by a V at the back of the neck. The smocking is continuous across the front shoulder and the back shoulder, where it’s attached to an angled back for a better fit. The pattern calls for Swans Island Natural Colors Collection Worsted which we still have some skeins of in our sale basket. Other yarns we carry that would be beautiful in this sweater areCumbria from the Fibre Company, Woolstok from Blue Sky Fibers, Malabrigo Rios and Kid Classic from Rowan.
Other Mim favorites of mine are: Dimorphous Mittens which use Manos del Uruguay’s Silk Blend combined with a sock yarn; Chromaticity Cowl; Broadwyn Shawl; Adamas Shawl; Porifera Socks; Rivel Cardigan and Solis which also calls for Manos del Uruguay’s Silk Blend.
If you like a project but you aren’t currently in town, please give the store a call (435)575-0999. We would be happy to send you a knitting care package from Park City.
Help Hours with Susan Lewin
Tuesdays from 11:30am-2:00pm.
If you are having problems finishing a sweater or your colorwork has you all tangled up, Susan will keep your project moving forward. The cost of the drop-in help is very reasonable, just $5 for the hour and a half.
Help hours are cancelled for February 26 due to the classes with Miriam Felton.