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Hours of Operation

(Closed on Monday)
Tuesday-Saturday 10:00-5:00pm
Closed Sundays, May through August


 Class Schedule 

Classes are designed for you to bring in a current project, and recieve help if you're struggling with a pattern. You can also come to enjoy the company of fellow knitters.

Monday

6:30-8:30pm

Tuesday

9:00-11:00am
12:30-2:30pm
6:30-8:30pm
Wednesday

9:00-11:00am
6:30-8:30pm
Thursday

9:00-11:00am
6:30-8:30

Friday

9:00-11:00am


Workshops

Workshops are the perfect way to comeplete a day project. Once you sign up and pay for the class, you'll have the opportunity to walk away with a beautiful hand knit creation.



Spring Workshop Schedule

Kids Knitting (Minimum age of 6)   $20     Instructor:  Lois

Saturday, May 24th, 2-4pm or Saturday, June 28th 2-4pm

 Materials: 
One skein of Encore Chunky (light color,no prints) & US No. 10 needles (9” or 10” straights).  We have the supplies and would be happy to ‘kit’ them in an attractive little package & hold them aside once the child is registered…please let us know your color choice: white, pink, blue, or mint.


   

Xale Inspiracao Shawl      $45      Instructor:  Marianne

Saturday, April 12th, 1:00-4:00pm

We don’t know how to say it either but it’s beautiful!  If you’ve been hoping to try a lace project – this is it!  Learn how to read written and charted lace patterns and begin a beautiful shawl in worsted weight yarn.

 Materials: 
The pattern is free on Ravelry.com, so download yours and bring it to class.  You will need about 400 yards of worsted weight yarn and US size 6 circular needles, at least 32 inches long.  Our model is knit in Modern Cotton by Berocco, but any worsted weight can be substituted. However, it should be a yarn that has a nice drape to it. Feel free to ask for yarn suggestions at the shop.

Prerequisites: 
This class is for Intermediate knitters who have knowledge of decreasing techniques such as K2 tog and SSK.





Hats on circular needles
    $30   Instructor:  Lois
Saturday, April 12th, 11:00am-1:00pm, and Saturday, April 19th, 11:00-1:00pm

A great four hour workshop that will provide students with the basic design principles for knitting or constructing a basic hat.  Learn to knit hats for infants, children, or adults, sans pattern.  It’s easy, it’s fun and it’s for you!


Materials:
100 yds. worsted weight yarn, 16” circulars, #7 (or size to get gauge), #6 double pointed needles, stitch markers, tape measure, calculator, scissors, pen, pad, etc. (the kit!).   

Homework:
Work a gauge to achieve 5 stitches to 1”.  Please come to class prepared.

Skills to be covered: 
Knitting in the round, decreasing, and secrets of the dome (Brunalleschi eat 
your heart out!).


Crochet Granny Squares     $30     Instructor:  Diane

Sunday, April 13th, 2:00-4:00pm

Who doesn’t have fond memories of snuggling with their parents or grandparents under a handmade granny square afghan?  Whether you like the traditional look with dozens of colors joined with black yarn or you like fewer colors arranged dramatically, this class can get you started.  The options are endless and you don’t need to make an afghan.  Granny squares can be used in many other fun and functional way.  This class will teach you how to make your own unique granny square but be careful, they can be addictive.

Materials
: small amount of worsted weight yarn and size G crochet hook.

Pre-requisites:  chain, single crochet and double crochet.

Finishing Your Knitted Garments      $45     Instructor:  Joan
Saturday, April 19th, 9:00am-1:00pm
Materials: One (1) skein light colored bulky weight yarn

Homework: 

Six (6) required swatches knit as follows:

  • Swatches 1&2 are both the same.  Cast on 10 stitches.  Work in stockinette  for 4 “.  Bind off stitches.
  • Swatches 3&4 are both the same.  Cast on 10 stitches.  Row 1:  K1 (P1,K1) 4 times, K1.  Row 2:  P1 (K1,P1) 4 times, P1.  Repeat these 2 rows until swatch measures 4”.  Bind off in pattern.
  • Swatches 5&6 are both the same.  Cast on 10 stitches.  Work in stockinette for 3 inches.  Place stitches on a holder.
  • Swatches 7&8 are both the same.  Cast on 10 stitches.  Work in garter stitch for 3 inches.  Bind off stitches.

Skills to be covered: 

Seaming in stockinette – seaming in garter stitch – seaming ribbing – three needle bind off – kitchener stitch.

Pre-requisites: 
Cast on, K, P, Binding off

Beginning Knitting 101    $30   Instructor:  Lois

Saturday, May 3rd, 2-4pm

Materials:350 yards of Chunky yarn (solid light color, no tweeds), US size 10 (9” or 10”) straight needles, tape measure, scissors, pencil & paper.

Homework:
  None

Skills to be covered: 

This is a great little workshop to learn knitting basics.  Soon enough you’ll be making Holiday gifts for next year.  Students will learn: Cast on, Cast Off, the Knit & purl stitches, increasing, decreasing, and simple pattern stitches utilizing the knit & purl stitch.

Note:  This workshop has been really popular and we often have waiting lists.  Don’t hesitate---if you want to learn to knit, sign up now.

“Ready for a Sweater?”      $75     Instructor:  Sarah

Session 1 - Saturday, May 3rd, 11am-1pm.  You will learn to swatch for gauge, read the pattern, determine which size to knit and will practice stitch techniques.

Session 2 - Saturday, May 17th, 11am-1pm.  You will learn to make buttonholes, how to join with a three-needle bind-off and how to block garments.

Session 3 - Saturday, May 31st, 11am-1pm.  The final class will include seaming, finishing (and a little crochet!).

 How about a nice spring sweater?   The Swing Cardigan by Bobbi IntVeld (Blue Sky Alpaca Yarns) is fun because it not only works up quickly but it offers several techniques to learn.  The sweater requires shaping, has a lovely neck treatment, a buttonhole, and a very small amount of (easy) crochet for the edgings.  Paired with a beautiful yarn –such as Phoenix, a 100% mercerized cotton yarn that is easy to fall in love with, it’s likely to become a favorite!

Materials: 
Straight or circular needles sizes 6, 7, and 8 for swatching, crochet hook size E.  Yarn will be chosen in first class after determining the correct size for your sweater. 

Additional materials
stitch holder(s), button, tapestry needle and your usual knitting notions.

Skills to be covered: 
Sweater fit, reading and understanding patterns, sweater construction and finishing.

Pre-requisites: 
Cast on, bind off, knit, purl, and a willingness to stretch your wings!


Toe-Up Socks       $60     Instructor:  Sarah

Saturday, May 10th, 12-5pm

Turn your sock knitting upside down.  Start from the toe and work your way up to the cuff.  Learn a different increase method, and short row techniques for the heel.  Excellent for utilizing ALL of your yarn.

Materials:
Size US2 - 40” circular needle, one skein sock yarn (not too dark in color) wound if necessary

Homework: 
No homework required before class.

Pre-requisites: 
K, P, magic loop knowledge suggested

Knitting 102    $30     Lois
Sunday, May 11th, 11-1pm
Materials:  200 yards of worsted weight yarn, US size 7 or 8 needles, tape measure, scissors, pencil & paper.

Homework:
  Please come prepared.

Skills to be covered:  This is a great workshop if you want to move beyond the basics.   Students will learn about yarn weights, patterns, needles, cast on, cast off, pattern stitches.

Pre-requisites:  good working knowledge of cast on/off, knit & purl. 

Child’s Sweater     $75     Lois
Session 1 – Saturday, May 10th, 2-4pm
Session 2 – Saturday, May 31, 2-4pm
Session 3 – Saturday, June 14th, 2-4pm

Materials:   Design by Louise No. 23, Child’s Guernsey Sweater

Worsted weight yarn to suit size

Skills covered:  Sweater sizing, Guernsey pattern & charting, finishing

Pre-requisites:  Good working knowledge of cast on/off, knit & purl stitches 


Crochet Infinity Scarf
     $30     Diane
Saturday, May 17th, 2-4pm

Materials
one skein of Berroco Weekend yarn and size J crochet hook.

Pre-requisites:   chain, single crochet and double crochet.    

Hitchhiker Scarf     $30     Joan
Saturday, May 24th, 9-11am

You’ve admired it on
Ravelry.com and now we’re offering you help to make your own.  Join us for this fun project!

Materials
: TBA
Skills to be covered:  TBA

Mock Cable Sweater         $75     Marianne
Sunday, June 1st, 1-4pm
Sunday, June 29th, 1-4pm

Homework: 
Knit up to the armhole on one front so we can begin the mock cable pattern in class.

Materials:
Yankee Knitter Designs pattern #23 “Mock Cable & Basketweave Sweaters” (available for purchase at the shop 
for $6), 260-450 yards of DK weight yarn (depending on size chosen),16” circular needle size US 4 for pullover neck and size US 4 and US 6 straight (or circular) needles or size needed to obtain gauge of 5.5 sts = 1”.

Pre-requisites: knitting/purling.


Magic Loop Socks   $60
Saturday, June 7th, 9am-2pm

Materials
:
Size US2 - 32” or 40” circular needle and one skein sock yarn (not too dark in color) wound if
necessary.

Homework:  None

Skills to be covered:  Magic Loop technique – long tail cast on – turning the heel of a sock – Kitchener stitch.

Pre-requisites:  Knit, Purl, K2tog.

Summer Lace Cardi          $60     Sarah
Session 1 - Saturday, June 7th, 1-4pm
Session 2 – Saturday, June 21st, 1-2:30pm

No picture yet as Sarah is still working on the sample.  We’ll post it on the website as soon as we can!

Materials:  TBA

Skills to be covered:  TBA

Pre-requisites:  TBA


Embellishments   $30     Joan
Saturday, June 21st, 9-11am

All of those pretty little details that make one sweater stand apart from the others are really a lot easier to do than you think.  Learn to make your next creation a masterpiece for all to appreciate. 

Materials:  TBA

Skills to be covered:  TBA

Pre-requisites:  TBA

  

More Workshops Coming Soon....Stay Posted
  

About Us

Independently owned and operated, Yarns in the Square is a buisness unique to downtown Higham, MA. Recently under new ownership, Yarns in the Square strives to create a community based upon a love for knitting and crocheting.
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