Knit In Style 2016 - Class Materials List

CLASS MATERIALS LIST
*Note: All yarn should be wound in balls before arriving to Mohonk Mountain House. Please remember needles will not be available for purchase.

Friday                Saturday            Sunday         

FRIDAY, MARCH 18

  • 9:00 -11:00 a.m. Special Session - Friday Morning*
  • Absolute Beginner – Knitting Basics with The Yarn Company Staff

Bring: Worsted yarn and size US 8 needles.

  • Advanced Beginner– Short Row Shawls with Gryphon Corpus

Bring: At least two colors of yarn in the same weight (it's more fun if one of them is self-striping) and appropriately sized needles. Also pencil and paper.

  • Advanced Beginner – Short Row Shawls with Steve May

Bring: At least two colors of yarn in the same weight (it's more fun if one of them is self-striping) and appropriately sized needles. Also pencil and paper. 

  • Intermediate –Two-sided Cables with Norah Gaughan

Bring: Worsted weight WOOL in a LIGHT shade, needles sizes 5-8 and a cable needle or double pointed needle. Note: if you're allergic to wool, bring a substitute, but you'll truly get the best results with wool.

  • Intermediate – Designing and Charting Your Own Original Cables with Lily Chin

Bring: Square graph paper with 4 boxes per inch, different colored pencils and eraser, smooth, light-colored worsted weight yarn that is not splitty and appropriate needles, cable needle.

  • Intermediate/Advanced – Entrelac with Shiri Mor

Bring: DK or worsted weight yarn (Entrelac works best with self-striping yarn, but this is not a must for class), knitting needles in appropriate size for the yarn used, stitch markers.

Saturday, March 19

  • 9:00 - 11:00 a.m. Session I – Saturday Morning
  • Absolute Beginner – Chain Stitch, Single Crochet with the Yarn Company Staff

Bring: Super bulky yarn, at least 85 yards and crochet hook size 9mm or 'N' to make our Happy Cowl

  • Beginner – Learn how to knit in this simple cowl class with The Yarn Company Staff

Bring: Bulky yarn, 3 stitches to the inch, at least 105 yards to make our Chain Link Shorty Cowl. Please bring 11 size needles. The Verdant Gryphon Odyssey is perfect for this and we will have it for sale at the show.

  • Advanced Beginner – Ins & Outs of I-Cord with Lily Chin

Bring: Smooth, light-colored worsted weight yarn that is not splitty and appropriate double-pointed needles, a swatch of similar yarn but different colored worked up as a 4" x 4" swatch in stockinette st, circular needle same size as the double-pointeds. 

  • Intermediate – Perfectly Picked-up Edgings with Shiri Mor

Bring: Knitted swatch, worsted weight yarn in a contrasting color, size US 8 (5mm) needles, tape measure or ruler, darning needles, scissors.

Homework: Knit a Stockinette Stitch swatch about 6 x 6" (15 x 15 cm) using worsted weight yarn

  • Intermediate – Fair Isle Knitting with Gretchen Kreutz

Bring: Yarn of choice - two colors or more in the same weight, 16" circular needles in 1 size larger than recommended for yarn, stitch markers, scissors

Homework: Cast on an even number of stitches using circular needles and join in the round. Use one color of chosen yarn and knit a few rows.

  • Intermediate – Fair Isle Knitting with Steve May

Bring: Yarn of choice - two colors or more in the same weight, 16" circular needles in 1 size or larger than recommended for yarn, stitch markers, scissors.

Homework: Cast on an even number of stitches using circular needles and join in the round. Use one color of chosen yarn and knit a few rows.

  • Intermediate – Colorwork in the Round: Knit the “Gryphondor Hat” with Jamie Campbell

Bring: US 5 circular needle, or size needed to obtain gauge. 2 skeins of Bugga! and other sport weight yarn in contrasting colors of your choosing.

  • Advanced – Socks: Toes and Heels with Gryphon Corpus

Bring: One color of fingering or sport weight yarn and US 1 or 2 needles (1 long circular, 2 short circulars, or 4 dpns, whatever you feel most comfortable with)

  • 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. Session II – Saturday Afternoon
  • Beginner – Tunisian Crochet with Shiri Mor

Bring: Worsted weight yarn in 2 different colors, size J-10 (6mm) or K10 1/2 (6.5mm) crochet hook, darning needle, scissors.

  • Intermediate – Surface Manipulation with Gretchen Kreutz

Bring: Yarn of choice and straight needles in corresponding size, cable needle, 2 double pointed needles in size appropriate to yarn, tapestry needle/embroidery needle, extra yarns/threads/ribbons/cords.

Optional extras: Beads that will fit onto your yarn and a needle that will fit through the bead hole. Any other embellishments, haberdashery you wish to use.

Homework: If you have any you may bring any pre-existing swatches or items you would like to add surface decoration to.

  • Intermediate – Reading Patterns and Charts with Trisha Malcolm

Bring: Pen, any worsted weight yarn and needles that work with it.

  • Intermediate – Afterthought No-Sew Pockets with Lily Chin

Homework: With worsted or chunky weight yarn and appropriate needles, make swatch of 15 sts in Garter St for about an inch, then work stockinette st for another three inches, ending ready to work a knit row, leave on needles. Have about 10 yards of yarn to work with plus another 5 yards of a separate ball in another color.

Bring: Yarns used in homework, appropriate needles, including circular or double-pointed needles of same size(s) used, and homework swatch. Bring one yard of smooth piece of contrasting, scrap cotton yarn about the same weight. Also, bring in one piece of graph paper, about 8 boxes per inch. Bring in crochet hooks the same size as needles used.

 
  • Advanced – Beaded Lace Shawls with Gryphon Corpus

Bring: Yarn - approx. 600-800 yards of the Verdant Gryphon "Mithirl" or other laceweight of your choosing. Light fingering weight can be used as well, but will create a different drape than finer lace. Needles - 3.5mm (US 4), 3.75mm (US 5), 4mm (US 6), 4.5mm (US 7) and 5mm (US 8) - Gauge - is not critical and any yarn is suitable for this pattern though needle size and yardage requirements will vary depending on size you would like to knit. Stitch markers. Size options - Small - 530 beads, Medium - 570 beads, Large - 610 beads, Extra Large - 650 beads. Recommended size 5 triangles or size 6 seed beads. Crochet hook small enough to fit through the hole of your chosen beads.

  • Advanced – Beaded Lace Shawls with The Verdant Gryphon’s Jamie Campbell

Sunday, March 20, 2016

  • 9:00 - 11:00 a.m. Session III – Sunday Morning
  • Beginner – Beaded Knit Jewelry with Gretchen Kreutz

Bring: One pair of size US 3 needles, threading needle (this needs to be able to pass through the bead hole), size 6/0 seed beads in one color (can be different tonal shades or contrasting), DK weight yarn in a metallic or shiny or other (can be matte). If possible, a clasp (lobster claw) and jump ring. Also bring one threader (dental floss threader). 

Homework: You must be familiar with knit and purl stitches and know how to cast on.

  • Advanced Beginner – Brioche Knitting with Shiri Mor

Bring: DK weight yarn in 2 different colors, 24" (40 cm) or longer circular knitting needle in size US 6 (4mm) or size recommended for the yarn.

  • Advanced Beginner – Brioche Knitting with Steve May

Bring: DK weight yarn in 2 different colors, 24" (40 cm) or longer circular knitting needle in size US 6 (4mm) or size recommended for the yarn.

  • Adventurous Advanced Beginner – Design Your Own Semicircle Vest with Norah Gaughan

Bring: A skein of the worsted weight yarn that you would like to use to knit your semi circular vest. The vest itself will take approximately 1000 yards, give or take, depending on the size and length you choose. You don't have to have all the yarn, but you'll need 50-100 grams of the same type yarn for swatching. Bring and alternate yarn to swatch with in case the first one isn't working. Bring needles to go with your yarn. I recommend a range of sizes from 5-9, so you'll be able to experiment, and a measuring tape will come in handy.

  • Intermediate – Secrets of Perfect Finishing with Trisha Malcolm

Bring: Pen, 2 strips or knitting, 3" wide by 5" long. Please knit in stockinette.

  • Intermediate – Socks: Toes & Heels with Gryphon Corpus

Bring: One color of fingering or sport weight yarn and US 1 or 2 needles (1 long circular, 2 short circulars, or 4 dpns, whatever you feel most comfortable with).

  • Intermediate & Above – Knit Weaving with Lily Chin

Homework: With smooth, light-colored sport weight yarn that is not splitty and size 6 needles, cast on 17 stitches and work k 1, p 1 rib for 1". Leave stitches on needle or stitch holder to be picked up and worked later.

Bring: Worsted weight yarn of at least 2 different colors. Bulky weight yarn of yet another color and/or some textured/novelty yarn of any weight. Knitter's gauged graph paper, colored pencils and eraser. Homework swatches and needles.

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