Knitting Classes

The Amethyst Shawl and a New Kind of KAL!

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It's time for a Knit-along, aka KAL! My recent pattern release, the #306 Amethyst Shawl (which includes both the shawl and scarf versions), is a great pattern for those who love lace!

Let's knit it together - creating, laughing, and learning from each other along the way! 

I'm going to try something a little different with this KAL! The KAL will be run on this Ravelry thread. AND in addition, you can opt in to participate in 2 Zoom sessions (for a small additional fee of only $10)!

Here are the details:

  1. Purchase the pattern pdf at my SweaterBabe.com store or from my Ravelry pattern store. This pattern is ideal for intermediate knitters that have some lace experience.
  2. Join the KAL thread on Ravelry. You can choose to knit the shawl (the lilac sample shown here) or the scarf (the deep red version shown below) version. Participation in the KAL is free - just purchase the pattern and find  yarn. If you'd like to use a yarn similar to the samples, here are some mohair/silk yarn options* (please note their yardages vary!): Rowan Kid Silk Haze, Debbie Bliss Angel, Lana Grossa Silkhair, Ella Rae Silky Kid, Rico Essentials Super Kid Mohair Loves Silk. If you are newer to lace, then you are more than welcome to use a non-mohair/silk yarn (the mohair can be a little challenging)! I started this pattern with a merino wool (Pembroke Worsted) and it looks fabulous (see photo at the bottom of this post)! I'm waiting for my yarn shipment to finish is! Yarns similar to the Pembroke Worsted**: Cascade 220, Cascade 220 Merino, Malabrio Rios, Berroco Ultra Alpaca (a longtime fave yarn of mine!), Sugar Bush Yarns Bold, Juniper Moon Farm Moonshine
  3. If you wish to participate in the Zoom sessions for the KAL, please purchase the "Amethyst Shawl/Scarf KAL Zoom Sessions" with this buy now button:

The Zoom sessions will be:

Zoom #1 WEDNESDAY, July 22nd, 3-4 pm PST: It's cast on time! Let's all cast on together and get our scarf or shawl going! I'll share tips for casting on with the mohair silk blend yarns vs. a more traditional wool option, reading charts, working lace, keeping track of your rows, and more (as time allows)!

Zoom #2 WEDNESDAY, August 5th, 3-4 pm PST: Progress report! We'll see how everyone is doing. I'll share tips on fixing minor mistakes, safely ripping out rows, changing balls of yarn, and more!

I've tried to set a Zoom schedule that can accommodate different time zones. 

Purchase the Zoom Sessions here**! Just $10 for TWO 1-hour sessions with me and your fellow Knit-along friends! Please purchase Zoom Sessions by July 21st, so I can be sure to include you when I send out the Zoom links: 

Hope you can join in! This is my first time trying this sort of KAL, so let's give it a go! 

Oh! And I will have some prizes for those that finish the KAL by August 26 (that's 5 weeks after CO date). Three randomly chosen winners (from those that have "finished" Ravelry project pages linked to the pattern by August 26th) will each receive $30 store credit towards any SweaterBabe.com patterns. The $30 will be redeemable on SweaterBabe.com or can be used on Ravelry with patterns gifted up to the $30. Winners will be chosen on August 28th and announced on the KAL thread, this blog post, and through my email newsletters.

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* Please note that the links to yarns that are provided above are affiliate links, and I will be compensated if you choose to make a purchase after clicking through.

** Zoom tickets are for one participant and are not transferable. No shows cannot be refunded. If for any reason I need to cancel the Zoom Sessions, I will issue a full refund.


Learn to Knit while Making a Chunky Pompom Hat!

Beginner Knit Hat

All classes are postponed until further notice (hopefully rescheduling sometime in April or May). Please join the class email list for updates!

Come take my NEW Learn to Knit class here in Orange County!

A lovely friend of mine is launching a new Studio/Workshop space, called Wonderfully Made, which will host lots of fun classes, including knitting classes by me! Beginner Knit Hat

In March, I'll be teaching my NEW Learn to Knit Class where you'll be learning to knit while making this chunky pompom hat!

I'll be teaching this 2 1/2 hour group class at the new workshop space, Wonderfully Made, in Santa Ana. And as part of launching this new workshop space, this Learn to Knit class is on sale for $60 per person!

We'll cover all the basics of knitting (casting on, knitting, maintaing your knitting tension, binding off, seaming, and more!) and you'll be knitting yourself a cute, chunky hat with a pompom.

Class fee includes all the yarn and supplies you'll need for learning and for your hat.

To claim your spot in the class, please sign up here: https://www.wonderfullymade.com/workshops/learn-to-knit

Class size is limited to 12 students, so please be sure to secure your spot soon.

No prior knitting experience needed. Ideal for beginners that have never knit or only know a little. No need to bring anything to the class.

WM_LtoKnit2_500Wonderfully Made is located at 1509 E. McFadden Avenue, Santa Ana, CA 92705.

Class Date: Friday, March 27, 2020

Time: 10:00 am to 12:30 pm.

To claim your spot in my class, sign up here. Limited to 12 students.

 

I'm also teaching a Table Knit Chunky Blanket Class! See all the details here.

 

Can't make it to this class or interested in a different kind of class from SweaterBabe? Be sure to sign up for my class email list to be notified as additional classes are scheduled.


Table Knit Blanket Class!

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All classes are postponed until further notice (hopefully rescheduling sometime in April or May). Please join the class email list for updates!

Come take my NEW Table Knit Blanket class here in Orange County!

A lovely friend of mine is launching a new Studio/Workshop space, called Wonderfully Made, which will host lots of fun classes, including knitting classes by me!

In March, I'll be teaching a super fun class where you will table knit an ultra cozy blanket in just a few hours! You'll learn all the techniques needed to make a super squishy lap blanket. chunky table knit blanket

No knitting experience or special tools needed. Open to all levels of knitters (including absolute beginners). I'll teach you how to start the blanket, table knit and purl, change colors, and finish off the blanket.

The finished two-color blanket is approximately 41" x 50". All the yarn that you'll need is included in the $75 class fee (sale price!). Shown here in Aqua and Dark Grey. Other color options will be available, including cream, light grey. pink, and teal combos.

Wonderfully Made is located at 1509 E. McFadden Avenue, Santa Ana, CA 92705.

Class Date: Saturday, March 28, 2020

Time: 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm.

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And as part of launching this new space, ALL classes are on sale! 


To claim your spot in my class, sign up here. Limited to 12 students.

Can't make it to this class or interested in a different kind of class from SweaterBabe?
Be sure to sign up for my class email list to be notified as additional classes are scheduled.

 

 

 

Want to learn how to knit with needles? I'll also be teaching a Learn to Knit class where you'll learn all the basics of knitting while making a cute, bulky knit hat with pompom! More details here.