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Cynthia's Too is preparing for spring. We have many things in the works and two contests coming up. Check our postings on facebook under Cynthia's Too or Ravelry.com under groups - Petoskey Pointy Sticks!
Picture: Tracy's Cowl. Yarn coming in April. Frabjous Fibers. Free pattern with yarn.
Pop In for a Quickie ~ (with Karen Bradley)
Cynthia’s Too presents, for one day only—on March 28th beginning at 10:00 am and ending at 4:00 pm, ½ hour workshops, back to back all day long. Sign up for one, or sign up for all! Coupon to be given to all class takers from Grand Traverse Pie Company!
These quickie workshops will cover short topics that can be demonstrated and learned in only half an hour. If there is a technique that you have been wondering about, we’ll probably cover it this day—or you might see one that you’ve never thought about. Quick and easy, all you need to bring is swatch of knitting in stockinet (6 inches by 8 inches), some extra needles and yarn and your notions bag, loaded with all the things you keep near you.
Workshops begin every ½ hour with an hour break for lunch at 12:00 to 1:00 pm, stay for the full half hour, or stay for as long as you need. The cost is $5.00 for each, if you take 5, get $5.00 off. Class limits, so call now to reserve your spot!
Our favorite quickies:
10:00 am What is a loose cast-on? What’s a loose bind-off?Bring some needles and enough scrap yarn to play with. Light solid or tonal yarn will work best.
10:30 am The best provisional cast on. Bring some waste yarn for this one, in a different color.
11:00 am How to get gauge, how to properly measure, why and when does it matter? Bring a measuring tape or ruler.
11:30 am Knitting with double-pointed needles. Bring some double points for this one.
1:00 pm Knitting in the round with 2 circular needles and the magic loop. Bring two circular needles, in the same size, not necessarily in the same length or style.
1:30 pm How to make an I-cord, and attach an I-cord. Bring a couple of double pointed needles for this one.
2:00 pm How to pick up dropped stitches, in pattern stitches. How to back out, especially in fancy stitches. A crochet hook will be helpful here.
2:30 pm Working in color—intarsia vs. fair isle. A quick look at stranding.
3:00 pm Short rows—wrap and turn, German short rows.
3:30 pm Steeks—what, why, and how. This will be a short demonstration of how steeks are made. If you wish to try a steek, make a swatch using the following directions before class:
Using two colors of yarn—MC and CC (NOTE: Use 100% wool yarn, no cottons.
With MC, CO 25 sts, using any method you wish.
Using the Fair Isle Method, knit the following pattern.
Each chart square represents 1 stitch. Note that you will have a solid line of the CC down the center of the swatch.
***You will need the steek chart pattern if you are taking the class. Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org for your copy. I am unable to copy and paste it here.***
Call us if you have any questions at (231) 439-9221.
What is Knit Michigan?
Knit Michigan, a registered Michigan corporation, is a 501(c)3 charitable non-profit.
Knit Michigan is an independent organization dedicated to supporting cancer patients and their
families with financial contributions, as well as by making and donating comfort items such as chemo
caps and lap blankets to cancer patients through cancer centers around the state.
Knit Michigan brings together fiber-enthusiasts to raise funds that are distributed to local cancer
organizations through grass roots efforts and an annual event. These organizations are the recipients
of the money we raise: Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute, Rose Cancer Treatment Center at
Beaumont, Genesys Regional Medical Center, Gilda’s Club, and U-M Comprehensive Cancer Center
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