Yarn2017/2018 Class Schedule

 

Private Classes ($120 per hour) Please call to schedule – 206.353.1337

If the times and dates listed below don’t work for you, please contact us with suggestions for times.

 

Beginner Intensive($350 includes all materials and use of school machinery)
This week-end course covers all the basic techniques required to use the main bed of the knitting machine, including cast-on and cast-off, striping, increasing and decreasing, short rowing plus some troubleshooting techniques. This course is appropriate for complete beginners, or those who want to brush up on their knowledge.
Four places available. To sign up for this class, please call first to check on availability 206.353.1337

Both days 9.00am – 4.00pm.  Please bring a lunch.

Saturday September 2nd & Sunday September 3rd

Friday September 22nd & Saturday September 23rd FULL

* new * Friday November 3rd & Saturday November 4th

* 2018 * Friday January 19 & Saturday January 20th 

Friday March 16 & Saturday March 17th

Friday May 18th & Saturday May 19th

 

Patterning Intensive - ($350 includes all materials and use of school machinery)
This weekend course covers patterning techniques on the main bed of the machine: fair-isle, tuck, slip, lace, plating, weave and intarsia. Suitable for students who have basic knowledge of the machine or who have taken the Beginner Class.
Both days 9.00am – 4.00pm. Please bring a lunch.
Four places available. To sign up for this class, please call first to check on availability 206.353.1337

Sunday September 24th & Monday September 25th  FULL

 * just added * Sunday November 5th & Monday November 6th

 * 2018 * Sunday January 21st & Monday January 22nd

Sunday March 18th & Monday March 19th

Sunday May 20th & Monday May 21st

 

 

Ribber Intensive -  ($350 includes all materials and use of school machinery)

This weekend course introduces you to the ribber bed and expands your repertoire of stitches. It is suitable for those who are already familiar with main bed techniques. You will learn ribber cast-on and cast-off, shaping, ribs structures, basic cables, plating, jacquard and racking.
Both days 9.00am – 4.00pm. Please bring a lunch.

Wednesday September 27th & Thursday September 28th  FULL

* just added * Wednesday November 8th & Thursday November 9th 

* 2018 * Wednesday January 24th & Thursday January 25th

Wednesday March 21st & Thursday March 22nd

Wednesday May 23rd & Thursday May 24th

 

Garment Intensive – ($350 includes all materials and use of school machinery)
This class allows students to further cement their skills on the knitting machine.  All elements of translating an idea to a finished garment will be covered. Students will learn how to make and wet finish an accurate tension swatch, then using simple math and the Magic Formula, calculate a pattern. Working from body measurements or a garment, you can create original patterns to your own specifications. Learn how different rib starts affect the fit, learn how to calculate dimensions and shaping and how different fashioning methods affect the appearance of the garment. Learn finishing techniques including the linker. Please note – this is a new class. No garment will be made in class, but mock-ups of tension swatches, necklines, fashioning, trims will be made as appropriate to design and time.  Both days 9.00am – 4.00pm.

Four places available. To sign up for this class, please call first to check on availability 206.353.1337

Friday September 29th & Saturday September 30th  FULL

 * just added * Friday November 10th & Saturday November 11th 

 * 2018 * Friday January 26th & Saturday January 27th

Friday March 23rd & Saturday March 24th

Friday May 25th & Saturday May 26th

 

All 4 Classes Together – Beginner/Patterning/Ribber/Garment Intensive ($1400 – materials included)

All four machine knitting classes are being offered back to back. Go from a complete beginner to calculating your first garment in less than two weeks. All days 9.00am – 4.00pm.

Five places available. To sign up for this class, please call first to check on availability 206.353.1337

Friday September 22nd – Saturday September 30th FULL

Sept 22 & 23 – Beginner

Sept 24 & 25 – Patterning

Sept 26 – no class

Sept 27 & 28 – Ribber

Sept 29 & 30 – Garment

(optional extra Oct 1 & 2 – Working With Color – $350 – details below)

 

* just added * Friday November 3rd – Saturday November 11th

Nov 3 & 4 – Beginner

Nov 5 & 6 – Patterning

Nov 7 – no class

Nov 8 & 9 – Ribber

Nov 10 & 11 – Garment

(optional extra Nov 12 & 13 – Working With Color – $350 – details below)

(optional extra Nov 14 & 15 – Cable Intensive – $350 – details below)

 

* 2018 * Friday January 19th – Saturday January 27th

Jan 19 & 20 – Beginner

Jan 21 & 22 – Patterning

Jan 23 – no class

Jan 24 & 25 – Ribber

Jan 26 & 27 – Garment

(optional extra Jan 28 & 29 – Working With Color – $350 – details below)

(optional extra Jan 30 & 31 – Cable Intensive – $350 – details below)

 

Friday March 16th – Saturday March 24th

Mar 16 & 17 – Beginner

Mar 18 & 19 – Patterning

Mar 20 – no class

Mar 21 & 22 – Ribber

Mar 23 & 24 – Garment

(optional extra Mar 25 & 26 – Working With Color – $350 – details below)

(optional extra Mar 27 & 28 – Cable Intensive – $350 – details below)

 

Friday May 18th – Saturday May 26th

May 18 & 19 – Beginner

May 20 & 21 – Patterning

May 22 – no class

May 23 & 24 – Ribber

May 25 & 26 – Garment

(optional extra May 27 & 28 – Working With Color – $350 – details below)

(optional extra May 29 & 30 – Cable Intensive – $350 – details below)

 

Working with Color ($350 includes all materials and use of school machinery)

In this fun and creative 2-day class you will learn how to

  • Build a balanced color palette using a large library of colors
  • brainstorm stripe layouts
  • develop simple and complex fair-isle patterns based on both traditional and non-traditional jacquard patterns
  • put fair-isles into repeat and punch out a punch card

You will go home with a sketch book crammed with stripes and fair-isle swatches and the confidence and tools to develop your own color-work

Five places available. To sign up for this class, please call first to check on availability 206.353.1337

Both days 9am- 12pm  & 1pm – 4pm.

Sunday October 1st  & Monday October 2nd (after all-four-classes-together)

* just added * Sunday November 12th & Monday November 13th (after all-four-classes-together)

* 2018 * Sunday January 28th & Monday January 29th (after all-four-classes-together)

Sunday March 25th & Monday March 26th (after all-four-classes-together)

Sunday May 27th & Monday May 28th (after all-four-classes-together)

 

Technology Intensive – to be announced
$750 per person* or $3450 for a group of six. **

This two day course presents students with the basic principles of weft knit construction. Lectures and lab work will allow the student to develop skills in identifying different knit structures, understand sweater garment construction and learn industry standard communication practices. Students will build a book during class which will go home with them.
Both days 9am- 12pm  & 1pm – 4pm.

*$750 price based on class with at least two students. The class can be taught to individuals at one-on-one rate of $105/hr.

** this class could be brought to you.  Email or phone for prices.

 

Cable Intensive   ($350 – materials included)
We’ll start with a simple 2 over 2 cable and take it from there. Students can work at their own pace and get as complicated as they like. Direction and encouragement will be given for larger more complex cables including traveling stitches and main bed to ribber transfers. By the end of the day not only will you have accumulated a small cable library, you will be comfortable with using the transfer tools, cabling and maybe even designing your own cables! Knowledge of main bed and ribber essential.

Both days 9.00am – 4.00pm.
Four places available. To sign up for this class, please call first to check on availability 206.353.1337

* just added * Tuesday November 14th & Wednesday November 15th

* 2018 * Tuesday January 30th & Wednesday January 31st

Tuesday March 27th & Wednesday March 28th

Tuesday May 29th  & Wednesday May 30th

 

 

If these times and dates don’t work for you, please contact us with suggestions for times.

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