Classes

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KNITTING
Beginning Knitting with MYS Staff During the first 2 classes, you will learn to cast on, knit, purl, increase, decrease & cast off. On the 3rd class session, you will pick out an easy project, learn to read knitting instructions & work on your chosen project for the remainder of the course. Fee: $78/4 week session Note:  All materials must be purchased from Mosaic Yarn Studio, Ltd.  Beginning Knitting can be taken twice.
Mon. January 4 to 26 with Georg 6:30 – 8 p.m.


Sat. January 9 to February 6 (No Class January 16) with Kate 10 – 11:30 a.m.

Sun. January 10 to February 14 (No Class January 18 & February 7) with Kate 12:30 – 2 p.m.

Tues. January 19 to February 9 with Courtney 10 – 11:30 a.m.


Thurs. February 4 to 25 with Darlene 12 – 1:30 p.m.


Sun. February 21 to March 13 with Kate 12:30 – 2 p.m.


Intermediate Knitting You will learn more advanced techniques of your choice. For example, you can choose a simple cabled sweater pattern, a fair isle pattern, an intarsia pattern – the choice is yours! This class can be taken over and over and over and over…
Monday Afternoons with Darlene Joyce 1-3 p.m.
Fee:  $88/session 4 weeks
Session 1 January 25 to February 15


Session 2 February 22 to March 14
Session 3 March 21 to April 11


Session 4 April 18 to May


Tuesday Afternoons with Darlene Joyce 1 – 3 p.m.
Fee:  $88/session 4 weeks
Session 1 January 5 to February 2 (No Class January 26)
CLOSED
Session 2 February 9 to March 8 (No Class February 23)

CLOSED
Session 3 March 15 to April 12 (No Class March 29)


Session 4 April 19 to May 10


Tuesday Evenings with Darlene Joyce 6 – 8 p.m.
Fee: $88/session 4 weeks
Session 1 January 5 to February 2 (No Class January 26)
Session 2 February 9 to March 8 (No Class February 23)


Session 3 March 15 to April 12 (No Class March 29)


Session 4 April 19 to May 10


Wednesday Eveningswith Georg Luxton 7 – 9 p.m.
Fee:  $88/session 4 weeks
Session 1 January 20 to February 10


Session 2 February 17 to March 9


Session 3 March 16 to April 13 (No Class March 30)

Session 4 April 20 to May 11


Thursday Afternoons with Courtney Buckalew 1 – 3 p.m.
Fee: $88/session 4 weeks
Session 1 January 7 to 28


Session 2 February 4 to 25


Session 3 March 3 to 31 (No Class March 24)

Thursday Evenings with Darlene Joyce 7 – 9 p.m.
Fee: $88/session 4 weeks
Session 1 January 1 to 28
Session 2 February 11 to March 3


Session 3 March 10 to April 7 (No Class March 24)


Session 4 April 14 to May 5


Saturday Mornings with Darlene Joyce 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Fee:  $88/session 4 week class
Session 1 January 23 to February 20


Session 2 February 27 to March 19


Session 3 April 2 to 23


Session 4 TBA


Basic Socks with Darlene JoyceBasic SocksKnit a basic sock using fine needles and special sock yarn. You will learn to use double pointed needles, turn a heel and create a gusset. The instructor will discuss ways to ensure a proper fitting sock
Sat. January 2 to 23 (No Class January 16) 1 – 3  p.m.


Fee: $66 3 week class
Indian Cross Stitch Scarf with June Sorensen indian crossLearn the very interesting cross stitch pattern while knitting a scarf in your favorite Koigu color. Choose 2 skeins of Koigu from our huge selection and bring a size US 6 knitting needle. No cable needle required.
Sun. January 3 2 – 4 p.m.



Fee: $32 2 hour class
Intro to Bavarian Knitting with June SorensenBavarian KnittingLearn the basics of true Bavarian knitting, including a brief history, how to read Bavarian charts (words also given), and how to work twisted cables.  This material was taught at our retreat 20015.  Bring a size US 5 needle to work swatch.
Sat. January 9 1 – 3 p.m.


Thurs. January 14 4 - 6 p.m.


Wed. February 24 (with Darlene) 2 – 4 p.m.


Fee: $32 2 hour class
Bavarian Fingerless Mitts with Georg LuxtonLearn some Bavarian basics while working on a fingerless mitt.  You can use your favorite technique for knitting small circumferences in the round (i.e. double points, two circular needles or magic loop).  Mitts designed by Jennifer Hagan.bavarian mitts
Sun. January 10 & 24 2 – 4 p.m.


Fee: $50 2 week class
Sedum Trail Scarf/Wrap with Darlene Joycesedum trail“Sedum Trail beautifully welcomes a full dose of delicate Evening Glory lace, rows of simple leaves and eyelets creating a unique piece framed with a picot edging.” Both written and charted. Lace knitting happens on both the right and wrongs sides. Yarns can be from fingering to worsted. Darlene’s sample is in HiKoo’s Rylie. Designed by Monika Sirna
Wed. January 20 & February 3 2 – 4 p.m.


Fee: $50 2 week class
Twisted Love Cowl with June SorensenDesigned by Kelli Slack.  Basic Bavarian knitting knowledge required.  In this class, you will put your Bavarian knitting skills to use.  Techniques included are provisional cast on, chart reading, knitting/purling in the back of the stitch, twisting stitches, etc.twisted love cowl
Sat. January 23 1 -3  p.m.


Thurs. February 18 4 – 6 p.m.


Fee: $32 2 hour class
Continental Knitting (& Purling) with Darlene Joycecontinental knittingLearning continental knitting, sometimes called picking, can help give you options while knitting.  Some knitters find that they can knit more evenly and quickly with this method.   Students will learn both knit and purl stitch.  Additional practice is advised to become proficient.
Thurs. January 28 12 - 1:30 p.m.


Fee: $24 1 1/2 hour class
Basically Bavarian Cowl with Darlene JoycebasicallybavarianNo Bavarian knitting experience required.  Darlene designed this cowl for the retreat for those students who wanted an “easier” project.  One skein of HiKoo Simpliworsted and 24” circular needle in size US 8
Sat. January 30 1 – 3 p.m.


Fee: $32 2 hour class
Choosing the Right Yarn & Blocking  with Darlene JoyceblockingLearn how to choose the right yarn for any project.  Students will learn how to read yarn labels, how  different fibers behave, how to substitute yarns, how to determine yardage needed and how to make a measureable gauge swatch.  Students will also learn the basics of blocking, including wet blocking, mist blocking and steam blocking and when to use each technique.
Wed. February 3 2 – 4 p.m.


Fee: $32 2 hour class
My First Sweater (That Fits) with Darlene Joycemys first sweaterUse Ann Budd’s book, The Knitter’s Handy Book of Patterns and the yarn of your choice to make a basic pullover sweater or cardigan in any size.  The set-in-sleeve is flattering to almost all body types.  Couture techniques are taught to refine your knitting repertoire, including measuring your body, adjusting the pattern, paired increases/decreases, selvedge edges, sloped bind off, seaming, and picking up stitches.   In order to allow for knitting time, this class skips some weeks and due to popular opinion, has been extended to be a 5 week class.
Sat. February 6 to March 19 (No Class February 13 & March 5) 1 – 3 p.m.


Fee: $100 5 week class
Socks from the Toe Up with Courtney BuckalewsocksWith the yarn of your choice & some basic foot measurements, Courtney will guide you through the basic calculations & techniques for knitting a sock. The Turkish Toe does not use short rows like the German method and many knitters find it easier to execute. Students can opt to use double points or two circular needles.
Tues. February 16 to March 1 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.


Fee: $66 3 week class
CROCHETING
Beginning/ Intermediate Crochet with MYS Staff This class is for crocheters of any skill level.  It is tailored around what you know and what you’d like to learn.  If you’re new to crochet, you’ll get started with chain, single, and double crochet stitches.  Already know the basics?  Then learn to read patterns and stitch diagrams.  If you want to learn classics like granny squares, doilies, motifs, or filet crochet, only your imagination is the limit!  Come prepared with a project of your choosing, and let’s get started.  All yarn must be purchased from MYS.
Fri. January 8 to 29 with Courtney 10 – 11 a.m.
Thurs. January 21 to February 11 with Darlene 5 – 6  p.m.


Fri. February 5 to 26 with Courtney 5 – 6  p.m.


Thurs. February 25 to March 17 5 – 6  p.m.
Fee: $44 4 week class
Exploring Tunisian Crochet with Darlene Joyce exploring tunisisanDuring the first half of the class you will learn the basics of Tunisian crochet including the anatomy of Tunisian crochet stitches, Tunisian simple stitch, Tunisian knit stitch, abbreviations, etc.  During the second half, advanced applications of Tunisian will be explored.  Please ask for a supply list when registering.
Thurs. January 7 12 – 4:30 p.m. (with a half hour break)


Fee: $50 4 hour class
Ruffled Interlude (Tunisian) with Darlene Joyceruffled interludeDesigned by Sheryl Thies. Learn short row shaping and Tunisian extended simple stitch to create feminine ruffle scarf. Choose your favorite fingering weight yarn (at least 425 yards). Students must purchase Tunisian Crochet Encore from MYS.ruffled interlude
Sun. January 31 2 – 4 p.m.
Fee: $32 2 hour class
Vibrations with Darlene JoycevibrartionsOriginally designed for the Chicago Yarn Crawl 2014.  Learn how to do a basic ripple stitch using self striping yarn fingering weight yarn and a size H or I crochet hook.  Pattern is free with class registration or for purchase for $5 on Ravelry.
Wed. January 27 2 – 4 p.m.


Fee: $32 2 hour class
Trellis Mittens with Darlene JoyceLearn how to make a mitten with a beautiful trellis center. The mitten starts from the top and goes down, making it easy to custom size. Patterns calls for 200 yards of worsted weight yarn. Darlene’s sample is in Filatura Zara.trellis mitten
Wed. February 10 & 17 2 – 4 p.m.


Fee: $50 2 week class
Frostyflakes Scarf with Darlene JoyceFrostyflakesWith the snow getting ready to fall, this project is jus the right project.  Crochet Vashti’s Braha’s Frostyflakes for a perfect accent piece.  You can use any dk weight yarn and some size 6 seed beads (optional) for the edging.  We have some beads in stock for your convenience.
Wed. February 18 & 25 1 – 3 p.m.


Fee: $50 2 week class
CLASS POLICIES
Class Materials:
Except when noted, yarns must be purchased from Mosaic Yarn Studio. Come in as soon as possible to pick out your supplies in case we need to order something. Students receive a 10% discount on all class materials!
Registration:
Registration is required for all classes. 100% of the class fee is due at registration. You may register by phone via Visa/Mastercard/American Express or use our online secure  shopping cart.  Of course, you can always register in person!
Minimum:
A minimum of three students is required in order for a class to run. You will be notified one week in advance if the minimum is not met and your deposit will be refunded.
Balance:
The balance of the class fees is due on the first day of class.
Cancellation:
Store credit can be issued for your deposit if we are notified one week before the start of class. After this point, deposits are non-refundable. Out of courtesy to our instructors, no make-up classes are given.
Special Fee Classes:
100% payment is due at the time of registration.