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Beginner's Knitting Class

  • Feb 22, 2014 · 10:00 AM
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Learn the basics - casting on, knitting, purling, casting off, gauge, reading patterns, fixing mistakes, et al. 

The date is set for February 22nd, from 10am -12pm at the Eugene Field Public Library. Parking is not the greatest there but I wanted to pick a somewhat central location, so arrive early to get a spot!

For the class I'm suggesting but not requiring a contribution of $5 per person. This is to cover the cost of renting the meetup room and meetup.com dues.

Supplies: please bring yarn and needles. I highly recommend getting a chunky yarn for several reasons: it's easy to see the stitches, easy to correct mistakes, and knits up quick. Some easily found suggestions would be Lion Brand Thick & Quick or  Loops & Threads Cozy Wool (try Michaels or JoAnn's). I'd stay away from novelty yarns for learning.  For needles you will need a size appropriate for your yarn. Look at the label of the yarn, and you should see a symbol like this: 

The one with the knitting needles (two sticks) tells you what size needles you need. In this case, size US 8. You can get a set of single point needles or a circular needle, the choice is up to you. I will say that I almost exclusively use circular needles, even when I'm not knitting in the round, as I think they're easier to handle, and easier on your wrists. 

Since we will be so close to 730 South, I'm thinking a brunch/lunch outing will be optional after the class if you want to join!

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  • Laurie

    Thank you for a great starter/refresher class Megan! Looking forward to seeing you all again soon!

    February 22, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Unfortunately I woke up this morning not feeling good. Do you have any ideas of where to go to learn knitting? I probably would need more than 1 class.

    February 22, 2014

  • Amanda

    This never made it on my calendar, and now I'm in boulder for the weekend. My apologies! I'll catch y'all next time :)

    February 22, 2014

  • Megan

    I sadly have come down with a little cold and do not want to spread it. Next time!

    February 21, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I am not a beginner, but I am willing to help any beginners who have questions. :-)

    February 21, 2014

  • Angel T.

    Saturday the 22nd is good with me

    February 2, 2014

  • Lisa W.

    I cannot make the 22nd as my son will be visiting from Boston.

    January 27, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    the 22nd works for me!

    January 27, 2014

  • Terra

    At this point, the 22nd works for me.

    January 27, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I prefer week nights, but I could do the 22nd.

    January 27, 2014

  • Megan

    Just a quick question for everyone - does Saturday the 22nd of February work for most people - or does a week night work better?

    January 27, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I am not a beginner, but I am willing to help any beginners who have questions. :-)

    1 · January 12, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I need a refresher course so this would be great! It depends on time and location.

    January 11, 2014

  • Laurie

    I would love to join. I work until 9 on Mondays and Tuesdays, but am free any other evening

    January 10, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm definitely interested! Just depends on when and where.

    January 10, 2014

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