If you thought you missed your chance to rub elbows with the biggest names in the industry, you were wrong. These classes are open for now, but might not be for much longer...
MinnowKnits and the new book, Knitting School. These classes, though focused on specific projects, are excellent ways to learn complicated techniques and result in adorable hats, suitable for children or adults!
Elf Cap Workshop
Class Code: F2JE-3, Friday 1:30-4:30 and again on SaturdayA workshop for a darling pointed baby cap with tassel and earflaps worked in Jil Eaton MinnowMerino doubled on single pointed needles. Knitters will learn seed stitch, cables, finishing and single crochet cords.
Twizzle Top Workshop
Class Code: ST1JE-3, Saturday 8:30-11:30A workshop for a charming beret knit from the top down on five needles in 100% Jil Eaton CottonTail. Knitters will learn to work with dpns, I-cord, I-cord bind-off and embellishment. The pattern will be provided, but knitters should bring their own yarn and needles. The hat can be sized through adult, but in the workshop the infant size will be worked in order to cover all necessary techniques.
Short Row Beret
Class Code: SN1VA-3, Sunday 8:30-11:30Veronik Avery, the dynamo behind St. Denis yarns and some seriously awesome patterns (not to mention her book, Knitting 24/7, which seriously expanded my Ravelry faves list) is teaching a class about how to harness the power of short rows. Short rows are usually reserved for shaping garments by adding length in controlled areas, but they can also be used decoratively. Join Veronik in knitting this new pattern—the yarn and pattern will be supplied—where we’ll both knit and discuss the possibilities of short rows for decorative uses.
Summer Hours Jacket
Class Code: F1CBY1-6, Friday 8:30-11:30 and 1:30-4:30The Summer Hours Jacket, designed in Provence by Cris Bylsma, is a tour de force of cables, textures, shaping, dropped stitches and details, details, details. Each piece even has different combinations of patterns. Learn the construction of each piece, reading and compiling the charts, custom sizing, working with dropped stitches, finishing details and many secrets along the way as you create a fabulous jacket of your own.