New Year, New Knitting Classes!
It's time to sign up for our next session of knitting classes! Our next session will run from the week of January 14 to March 7. Since we know that there are many more people resolved to get some new knitting skills, we've added a new session of our Combo Class (for Beginners and Intermediate knitters) on Thursdays from 12:30pm to 2pm! Check out our schedule below:
Beginners Learn to Knit
In this 8-week course, you will learn the basics including how to knit and purl stitches, how to cast-on and bind-off and how to seam. During the course you'll make a pair of fingerless mitt. Students often finish their first project before the end of the course and are ready to learn more skills including making increases and decreases, or working in the round. Available sessions include:
Tuesdays, January 14 to March 3, 12:30pm - 2pm
Fridays, January 17 to March 6, 12:30pm - 2pm
Saturdays, January 18 to March 7, 10:30am - 12pm
For knitters who have mastered the basics, you are ready for your own adventures in knitting. During this 8-week course, expert knitting instructors will shepherd you through the project of your choice. We will help you find a project suitable for your skill level, giving you the opportunity to learn and master new knitting skills. The Intermediate Knitting Class is a perfect opportunity to learn design elements like cables or color-work, about garment construction, or to learn new finishing techniques. Available sessions include:
Tuesdays, January 14 to March 3, 10:30am - 12pm
Tuesdays, January 14 to March 3, 7pm - 8:30pm
Wednesdays, January 15 to March 4, 10:30am - 12pm
Beginners/Intermediate Combination Class
This combination class accommodates combines our Beginners Learn to Knit with intermediate knitters. Instructors are here to teach all levels of knitters during this class time! This class is perfect for knitters looking for the consistency of a weekly knitting course. Beginners will learn the basics including how to cast-on, knitting, purling and binding off. Intermediate knitters can use this class as an opportunity to add to their knitting skill set with our expert knitting instructors there to guide you. Available sessions include:
Wednesdays, January 15 to March 4, 12:30pm - 2pm
Wednesdays, January 15 to March 4, 7pm - 8:30pm
Thursdays, January 16 to March 5, 12:30pm - 2pm
Thursdays, January 16 to March 5, 7pm - 8:30pm
Fridays, January 17 to March 6, 10:30am - 12pm
Please note classes are for students ages 18 and over. We request that you use yarn purchased from Wool & Grace for your in-class projects.
Brooklyn Tweed Worsted Spun Yarns For Skill Building
Peerie and Arbor are two of Brooklyn Tweed's worsted-spun yarns, and there's a reason beginner and experienced knitters alike love these yarns. Smooth and sturdy with a ton of twist, these yarns are forgiving to new knitters. Those same qualities give Arbor and Peerie fantastic stitch definition that lets textures, cables and color-work shine.
Brooklyn Tweed has recently released a new line of patterns geared toward new knitting talent: BT by Brooklyn Tweed. These patterns are written simply and meant to help teach basic knitting techniques.
Interval (pictured above) is a triangular shawl, written for Arbor in three sizes. The Cloudline Hat (pictured below) is meant to be knit with two colors of Peerie (for a marled effect) but can also be knit with a worsted-weight yarn like Shelter! Stop by Wool & Grace to get a good look at these patterns, so you can be sure they're a great project for you!
Peerie is a fingering-weight worsted spun yarn. Each skein is 210 yards and $15.25. Click here to learn more and buy online!
Arbor is a DK-weight worsted spun yarn. Each skein is 145 yards and $14.50. Click here to learn more and buy online!
If you're a yarn addict like us, click here to check out Brooklyn Tweed's amazing foundations series on the difference between woolen-spun and worsted-spun yarns!
Lykke Grove Interchangeable Needle Sets
Introducing Lykke's newest needle: Grove. This new bamboo interchangeable needle set adds a new level off accessibility for knitters. Easy to work with, bamboo is the needle of choice for new knitters, and at $115, this set is the best deal yet.
The Grove Interchangeable Needle Set includes twelve 5" needle tips from sizes US3 to US15 with cords galore: two-24", two-32" and 1-40" cord is included. Plus, there are 8 stoppers, 4 cord keys and 2 connectors. To learn more and buy line, click here!
'Tis The Season for Selfish Knitting
The holidays are behind us and we think it's time to indulge in some selfish knitting. This week's blog takes a look at a number of knitters from the Wool & Grace crew to find out what they have been or what they're looking forward to knitting for themselves. We think that with all these ideas, you'll find something just-right to make for yourself! Click here to keep reading!