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501 New Karner Road – Rosewood Plaza Albany, NY 12205 (518) 533-9622 SHOP HOURS Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday 10:00am – 4:00pm Thursday 10:00am – 8:00pm with Open Knitting from 6:00 to 8:00pm Sunday 12noon-4pm Closed Monday Open any evening there are classes. Please call first.

FELTED KNITTER’S TOTE BAG Class Description: While knitting this over-sized bag, learn several I-cord techniques including the single cord, double cord and corded edging; knitting the round on double pointed and circular needles; knitting into stitches below and the basics of felting in your top loading washing machine. A Jean Bigaouette original design! Level: Completion of the Knitting 101 class or comparable experience. Materials: Cascade 220 yarn: 2 skeins main color, 1 skein each of 3 contrasting colors; 1 set size 10.5 double pointed needles; one 16‛ size 10.5 circular needle; one 24‛ size 10.5 circular needle; stitch markers; yarn needle and 1 large button. Instructor: Jean Bigaouette FIXING MISTAKES Class Description: This class is becoming a perennial favorite. Do you spend a lot of time ripping out all of your knitting because you make a mistake? Can you identify it, but don’t know what to do about it? You will learn how to recognize and undo unsightly stitches, how to use a crochet hook to pick up ‚dropped‛ stitches; and how to align your stitches on the needle to avoid ‚crossed‛ stitches. Best of all, you will only undo a few stitches, not rows upon rows, to undo an error missed several rows ago. Materials: Homework to be completed before the class. Bring a stockinette swatch about 4 inches square still on the needles to recreate some of these situations. Use worsted weight yarn and appropriate needles, and an ‚F‛ or ‚G‛ crochet hook. Instructor: Kim Jackson FINISHING TECHNIQUES Class Description: Proper seaming can make the difference between ‚homemade‛ and ‚handcrafted‛ garments. Learn to pick stitches, sew sides with the mattress seam, backstitch armhole seams, bind off shoulders with three needles, work around a button hole, properly sew on a button and weave in ends. Proper block techniques will be discussed. Level: Students must bring completed sweater pieces to assemble in class. Materials: Yarn tapestry needle, blocking pins, buttons, and yarn from your sweater.

Instructor: Kim Jackson HEMLOCK RING BLANKET Class Description: Come on and join all the knitalongs! This pattern is all over the blogs. Brooklyn Tweed has adapted this pattern from a 1942 pattern of a doily called the Hemlock Ring. Made in worsted weight yarn (he chose Cascade’s EcoWool), this makes a wonderful lap throw or baby blanket. If lace knitting entices you, take this class. You will learn all the basics with a heavier weight yarn and gain the confidence to go on to other lace projects. Level: Advanced Beginner Materials: 2 skeins of Cascade EcoWool or yarn of your choice depending on size of throw, size 10-16‛ & 24‛ circular needles or interchangeables, size 9 DPN’s. Instructor: Celeste Young LACE BOOKMARK Class Description: Don’t let the word ‚lace‛ scare you! (We really do want you try this time honored form of knitting.) With only a small commitment of time and materials, learn the very basics of lace knitting and produce a lovely heirloom-like bookmark. Materials: One skein Cotton Classic, size 6 knitting needles. Instructor: Ruth Rich MAGIC LOOP TOE-UP SOCKS Class Description: Learn the techniques involved in knitting socks from the toe up using a 40‛ circular needle. Make an adorable pair of ‚Baby Life Ring Socks‛ in class and then take away the techniques learned to make adult sized socks on your own. Level: Enough sock knitting experience to provide familiarity with the various parts of socks. Materials: One skein Cascade Fixation, 40‛ circular needle size 3. Instructor: Carolyn Malloch SOCKS 101 Description: Learn to knit top-down socks on double pointed needles. Selection of yarn, fitting, the long-tail cast on, slip-slip-knit (ssk), knit two together (K2tog) and the Kitchener stitch will be taught. This is a wonderful, portable project that takes the angst out of waiting! Oh…it is also addictive! Level: Completion of the Knitting 101 class or comparable experience. Materials: One or two skeins (depending on yarn chosen) of Opal, Lang, Claudia’s HandPainted, Jawoll Aktion, Mountain Colors, Berroco, Eastside Weavers, Art Yarns or similar gauge sock yarn; double pointed needles size 2; and pattern. Instructor: Pat Cumiskey KNITTING 101 Class Description: Learn to cast on, knit, purl, do ribbing and bind off while making a ‚Seaman’s Scarf‛ which is a perfect style for men, women and children with a snug ribbed neck to ward off the winter chill. Materials: 1 skein worsted weight yarn, size 8 single pointed needles.

Instructor: Ruth Rich or Nancy Massaroni FARMER’S MARKET SLING BAG Class Description: Go Green! Be ready when the Farmer’s Market has all the luscious produce waiting for us to pick. This tote bag stitch is just amazing. While it gives the bag the stretch it needs, it also provides the strength to hold quite a bit. The homework for this class must be completed so you can spend the time on learning this stitch. Level: Advanced Beginner Materials: Mercerized cotton yarn such as King Tut or Cotton Classic, Size 10-1/2 circular needle. HOMEWORK: Cast on 40 Sts. Knit 30 rows (garter stitch) on size 10-1/2 circulars. Instructor: Jean Bigaouette BREA BAG Class Description: Berroco has come up with a great design for this handbag. Sample in Ultra Alpaca is just beautiful! Learn to knit a simple 5-stitch cable as well as a traveling cable. Knowledge of increases and decreases, use of mattress stitch for finishing and simple reverse crochet or applied i-cord edging will be demonstrated. Level: Advanced Beginner. Materials: 2 skeins of Ultra Alpaca, size 9 needles, (optional size 9dpn’s if knitting icord edging), size F crochet hook (for crocheted edging option), one handle, one 1to11/2‛ button, darning needle. Instructor: Celeste Young

SHEEP Class Description: Yes, SHEEP! If you thought you loved the Spring Bunny…wait until you see the Sheep! This charming sheep will delight anyone you make it for…including yourself! Pieces are knit flat and seamed using mattress stitch and simple shaping. Level: Advanced Beginner Materials: 50g ‚fleece‛ color, 20g contrast color, small scrap yarn for embroidered nose, size 6 needles, darning needle, and pattern. Instructor: Celeste Young STARRY, STARRY NIGHT Class Description: CROCHETED, yahoo!!!! This crocheted baby blanket or throw is crocheted in the round. It is a 5-point star which features color changes, appliqué, and front loop/back loop stitches. It is just adorable! Level: Intermediate Crochet Materials: Berroco’s Comfort worsted weight, 1 skein yellow, 3 skeins blue, 4 skeins white or colors of your choice, size H crochet hook, and pattern. Instructor: Celeste Young REBECCA’S LITTLE SWEATER

Class Description: This beautiful ‚Little‛ sweater has a raised pattern of diamonds with a square neckline and buttons to make it a truly easy pullover. The words don’t do it justice. You must see the sample. Knit for sizes 1(2,4,6). Level: Intermediate Materials: 360,(540, 720, 900 yds) of King Tut Cotton, Cotton Classic, NY Cotton or Cascade 220, size 6 needles (or size to get gauge), 6-1/2‛ buttons, Green Mountain Spinnery pattern, markers, darning needle. Instructor: Ruth Rich ELIZABETH ZIMMERMAN’S BABY SURPRISE JACKET (WITH EXTRAS) Class Description: Knit in one-piece with only two shoulder seams to sew-up---No side or armhole seams! You will gain experience in chain edge stitch, shaped collar, cuff and use of increase/decrease line as a design feature. Level: Beginner Materials: 3 skeins of JelliBeenz by Plymouth, small amounts of contrasting color(s) of choice (great use for ‘leftovers’), size 6 needles, markers, darning needle, pattern, 5 buttons. Instructor: Nancy Massaroni

HOODED BABY RAGLAN SLEEVE SWEATER Class Description: A darling sweater that will become an all-time favorite for those baby gifts! It is a cardigan style with raglan sleeves and an attached hood. You will learn to make the attached hood, a garter stitch button band, and I-cord ribbon plus more. Grandma’s-to-be…you will be making these in your sleep! Level: Beginner Materials: 2-3 skeins Encore, worsted weight, size 6&7-16‛ OR 24‛, size 7 dpns, markers, darning needle, & 6 buttons. Instructor: Pat Cumiskey

SHETLAND TRIANGLE Class Description: All you wannabe lace knitters step up to the plate! This is a lovely pattern to knit to elevate your lace knitting skills. This is a classic fir cone lace pattern worked from the wide edge down to the point in the traditional Evelyn Clark’s design. You will pick this shawl up to carry with you throughout the year. Level: After Beginning Lace Materials: About 550 yds. of fingering weight yarn (or more for a larger size shawl), size 6 -24‛ circular needle or size to get gauge, size G crochet hook, 1 yd. contrasting waste yarn, markers, pins for blocking, book-‚WrapStyle,‛ by Pam Allen & Ann Budd. Instructor: Ruth Rich


Class Description: Yes---of the famed Sally Melville’s The Knit Stitch book. This is a classic coat you will just love to wear! No purling allowed in this pattern! Even the finishing done on this garment is just lovely. Dress it up or dress it down depends on the yarn you choose and the buttons. Lots of social knitting with this one. Level: Advanced Beginner Materials: Cascade EcoWool, Lamb’s Pride Bulky or any other combination to meet gauge, size 8 and 10 needles, size G-H crochet hook, 5-7 one inch buttons, The Knit Stitch book. Instructor: Kim Jackson INSULATED BOTTLE CARRIERS Class Description: That is right---insulated! How? They are felted. Done in a striped pattern, these attractive carriers would be great for concert-going, walking, or even as a gift holder for wine. Long I-Cord strap makes them easy to carry. You can make this in three different sizes---16oz., 24 oz. or wine bottle. Level: Advanced Beginner Materials: Cascade 220 worsted weight, striping gives you extra yarn- 4 skeins gives you 3 large or 5 medium size carriers, size 10-1/2, 40‛ circular for medium, 11-40‛ for large, double points if more comfortable to start with, pattern. Instructor: Carolyn Malloch

MOEBIUS BASKET Class Description: Learn Cat Bordhi moebius cast on and produce a charming little basket ready for felting. (Once you’ve learned the secret behind the moebius and this cast on you can take knitting of scarves, cowls, baskets and other creations to a ‚new dimension‛.) Level: Advanced Beginner Materials: Cascade 220, Lamb’s Pride or any worsted weight yarn, 1 skein, spare yarn for contrasting color for design element, size 10-1/2-40‛ circular needle, darning needle, markers, round balloon to shape basket while drying. Instructor: Carolyn Malloch THE KNITTING EXPERIENCE Class Description: Whether you have been knitting for many years, just a few or have just started this class will answer questions that creep up at various times. One example would be--- you want to do this project and you cannot understand the pattern---what do you do? Ask for help? Nah, I know how to knit. Begin the project and get so frustrated you put it in a bag, not to be brought out for---what---ever??? Give it away? Throw it out? Find out how to overcome this angst with a class that encompasses a bit of history, stitches defined, the purpose of gauge swatches and how to get gauge, needles and sizes, necessary notions and more. Kind of like everything you wanted to know about knitting, but were afraid to ask! Level: Beginner Materials: You, your questions, and a notebook. Instructor: Nancy Massaroni

2 SOCKS ON 2 CIRCULAR NEEDLES Class Description: Learn to do 2 Socks on 2 Circulars! Those of you with 2nd sockitis will finally be cured. This technique is taught from the cuff down using two circular needles and 2 balls or skeins of yarn. You already know that sock knitting is addictive--wait until you try this!!! Level: Advanced Beginner Materials: 2 size 2-20‛ AddiTurbos (if possible), 400 yards of fingering weight sock yarn (wound in 2 balls before use), 2 size 2 DPN’s. Instructor: Carol ‚Cookie‛ Hornung VICTORIAN BEADED SCARF Class Description: Interested in beading? This beautiful scarf has a shell fringe edge that is accomplished beginning at the cast on. There is no question that this is going to be the hit of the Holiday Season! The techniques you will learn include the art of beading in knitting and garter stitch grafting. Level: Intermediate Materials: 175-200 yards sock yarn, 10-12 strands size 6/0 seed beads, #5 straight needle, tapestry needle. Instructor will provide beads for a materials fee. Instructor: Carol Puntel BARTHOLOMEW’S TANTALIZING SOCK Class Description: Cat Bordhi is a designer and author who looks at knitting in a totally different way. Her latest book, New Pathways for Sock Knitters, suggests new ways of accomplishing the shaping for socks. Bartholomew’s Tantalizing Socks are a version of her Sky Architecture in which socks are knitted from cuff to toe in a brand new way. Join us in learning this new way of socks. Prerequisite: Must be comfortable with sock knitting the usual way. Materials: At least 360 yards of sock yarn, Size 1&2 needles or size to get gauge(dpn’s or two circulars depending on which you like best), *lettered stitch markers A,B,C&D, & the book, New Pathways for Sock Knitters by Cat Bordhi. Homework: Follow instructions for cuff & leg as found on Page 27. Stop at the beginning of page 28, ‚Arch Expansion.‛ Instructor: Carol Puntel * Special edition lettered stitch markers (A-H) for Cat Bordhi's sock method will be available for $12"



Join Nancy Massaroni for this Gathering that will work on squares from the Great American Afghan Book by XRX and Cascade Yarns. Nancy will lead this group on Thursday, May 15th at 11:00am-12:00pm for knitters that prefer to gather during the day, and again on Friday, May 16th at 6:00pm-7:00pm for evening knitters. Future Afghan Gatherings will meet monthly on the 3rd Thursday morning of each month, and the 3rd Friday evening of each month. The Gathering will encourage knowledge exchange and a 'helping hand' with a goal towards completing the squares needed to create your own personal Great American Afghan. Each session will focus on one block, which features stitch patterns galore, all based on the popular book by XRX. Best of all, it's the perfect take-along project for summer (or anytime) knitting, as you only need about 100g of yarn and a pattern to complete a square. Yarn options abound for this project, from Cascade 220, Malabrigo Worsted, Cascade 220 Superwash, Brown Sheep Lamb's Pride and many more. An option would be to use several colors so you could pick up your skeins as you go, making it an affordable and very DO-able project. There will be no workshop or class fee charged for this Gathering, but it is requested that participants purchase their yarn for this project from Trumpet Hill. Come join the fun!

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