Alpaca Direct is currently offering a special price for instructor led classes... Knitting 101 on Groupon! Knitting is one of civilizations oldest skills, but has seen a resurgence in popularity the past several years. Come meet the friendly team at Alpaca Direct and find out why knitting is so popular...fun...and addictive! You will start with the very basics and work your way up to something you will be proud to wear.
Over 2 classes, we will cover the most basic steps - casting on, knitting and purling and binding off. Did you know all knitting is based on these two stitches? It's how they are used that adds texture and variety. By the time you leave you will know what stockinette stitch is, what garter stitch is, and the difference between the two. We will also cover the things you need to know to plan your own knitted masterpiece. What is gauge and why does it matter? Why is yarn divided into different weights and how can I recognize the difference? We will simplify the mystery of patterns, explain common knitting abbreviations and terms, and equip you to knit a project from a written pattern.
This exclusive Groupon offer includes 2 weeks of instruction, 1 set of straight Brittany knitting needles, and 1 skein of Cascade Pure Alpaca Yarn in your choice of color (take it from me , the colors are beautiful and this yarn is luxuriously soft!) Keep in mind that alpaca fiber is one of the warmest fibers on earth, rivals cashmere for softness and almost never causes the skin irritation that those sensitive to wool experience.
Enrollment Fee: $60 for both both sessions - includes yarn, needles and pattern.
Please bring the following materials:
Notepad with pen/pencil
Blunt tip tapestry needle
Small (4") sharp pointed scissors
Optional items (Available in our store) will help make learning to knit a little easier :)
Crochet hook- size G or H
Tape measure - (We have really cute ones!)
Stitch Gauge/needle & hook measurement guide
Friday - Feb 1st & Feb 8th 1-3pm
Friday - Feb 15th and 22nd 1-3pm
Saturday - Feb 9th and 16th 1-3pm
Friday - March 1st and 8th 1-3pm
Thursday - March 7th and 14th 6-8pm
Saturday - March 9th and 16th 12-2pm
Friday - March 15th and 22nd 1-3pm
Thursday - March 21st and 28th 6-8pm
Wednesday - April 10th and 17th 6-8pm
Saturday - April 13th and 20th 12-2pm
Friday - April 19th and 26th, 1-3pm
* = New class times added!
Wednesday May 8th and 15th, 6-8pm *
Friday - May 10th and 17th, 1-3pm *
Saturday - May 11th and 18th, 12-2pm*
Thursday - May 16th and 23rd 6-8pm
Saturday May 31st and June 7th, 1-3pm *
Saturday June 8th and 15th, 12-2pm *
Friday June 14th and 21st, 1-3pm *
Sign up today and learn a skill you will enjoy the rest of your life.
"Properly practiced, knitting soothes the troubled spirit,
and it doesn't hurt the untroubled spirit either."