Knit In Style 2016 - Schedule of Classes

Schedule of Classes - Knit in Style 2016

Due to popularity, this program is full. 

If you have any questions regarding your class status, please email us at with the following information: your name, name on overnight reservation (if different), arrival date, confirmation number, and any questions or concerns. 

Knit in Style Weekend Events:

Thursday               Friday                Saturday            Sunday         Program Leaders


  • 5:00 - 6:30 p.m. The Yarn Company’s Marketplace
  • 8:30 - 9:30 p.m. The Yarn Company’s Marketplace
  • 9:00 - 10:00 p.m. House Entertainment


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

Learn to cast on and knit then garter stitch. Start a scarf or cowl on chunky yarn and big needles. It’s a breeze!

  •          Advanced Beginner– Short Row Shawls with Gryphon Corpus

This class will cover the theory of short-row shawls, look at different ways they can be constructed, and then let students play with coming up with their own short-row patterns.

  •          Advanced Beginner – Short Row Shawls with Steve May

This class will cover the theory of short-row shawls, look at different ways they can be constructed, and then let students play with coming up with their own short-row patterns.

  •          Intermediate –Two-sided Cables with Norah Gaughan

Learn how to knit two different types of two-sided cables. The first looks great on both sides because it is built of ribbing and the second has a different cable on each side. Knitting from a chart is a necessity in this class but you can learn as you go.

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

When you get a better understanding of how cable patterns work, not only can you follow the directions better, but you make fewer mistakes! Maybe you’ll even look at a cable pattern and figure out how to work it without verbal directions! You must be comfortable reading knitting symbols or reading stitch charts and you must have worked several cables before.

  •          Intermediate/Advanced – Entrelac with Shiri Mor

This interesting interwoven texture may look complex, but have no fear, Entrelac is a surprisingly simple stitch pattern. Knits and purls are all you need to know to create this faux-basketweave wonder, and even combine it with your favorite stitch or color pattern!

*Must be staying on the extended, three-night package to participate in these classes

  • 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. The Yarn Company’s Marketplace
  • 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. Afternoon Tea & Cookies
  • 5:00 - 6:30 p.m. The Yarn Company’s Marketplace
  • 8:30 - 9:00 p.m.   The Yarn Company’s Marketplace
  • 9:00 p.m. Designing with Geometric Shapes with Norah Gaughan

Norah Gaughan shares her ideas about designing with geometrical shapes. See some of the design guru’s past designs and be inspired by some new ideas (perfect to implement in Norah’s Sunday morning class!) Norah will be bringing a few samples to see and for participants to try on!

Saturday, March 19

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

Please take this if you plan to take the beaded crochet jewelry on Sunday (or if you know the equivalent).

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

If you took the Knitting Basics class, you will continue your project and learn how to purl and bind off. If not? Start now!

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

I-cord (Idiot-cord, but Elizabeth Zimmerman says it should be called Ingenious-Cord!) is a circular tube of stockinette stitch, usually comprised of four stitches that yields the same results as a knitting Nancy or knitting spool but uses two, double-pointed needles. Learn how to make this simple and useful strand and its applications. More importantly see how easy it is to trim knitting with it as a fun and functional trim or border.

  • Intermediate – Perfectly Picked-up Edgings with Shiri Mor

Handy tips and techniques for picking up stitches evenly to create perfectly fitted, flat, and flattering edgings on the fly.

  • Intermediate – Fair Isle Knitting with Gretchen Kreutz

This colorful class introduces students to two color stranded knitting techniques. Be inspired by traditional patterns of the North and learn how to transform them into stunning, contemporary pieces.

  • Intermediate – Fair Isle Knitting with Steve May.

This colorful class introduces students to two color stranded knitting techniques. Be inspired by traditional patterns of the North and learn how to transform them into stunning, contemporary pieces.

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

Knit the “Gryphondor Hat” in your favorite two-color combo of Bugga! or similar. We will combine knitting in the round with stranded colorwork techniques. You will practice skills that include following and knitting stranded lattice pattern and a colorwork chart for the Gryphon while perfecting stranded knitting tension and floats.

  • Advanced – Socks: Toes and Heels with Gryphon Corpus

Learn a variety of heel and toe styles and how to make them work in sock designs.

  • 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. The Yarn Company’s Marketplace
  • 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. Session II – Saturday Afternoon
  • Beginner – Tunisian Crochet with Shiri Mor

Also known as Afghan crochet, this fun stitching technique blends elements of both knitting and crochet to produce a sturdy, layered fabric with endless possibilities for color and texture play.

  • Intermediate – Surface Manipulation with Gretchen Kreutz

Knitting is a perfect background for embroidery and embellishment. The fabric is flexible and its grid-like surface provides an inspiring canvas for hand manipulation. This class introduces participants to simple but visually effective methods of adding another layer of surface interest to their hand knitting. Explore how you can use basic knitted structures and stitches as guides for adornment.

  • Intermediate – Reading Patterns and Charts with Trisha Malcolm

Ever wanted to tackle knitting from a pattern and you have no idea what it says? Knitting patterns are easier to read than you think. In this class we will take you step-by-step through reading every part of a pattern, and gaining an understanding that will make it possible for you to decipher any pattern in the future. As well, you will learn to read stitch and color charts, and learn why schematics are so important.

  • Intermediate – Afterthought No-Sew Pockets with Lily Chin

We never have enough pockets, and most knitters avoid seaming like the plague. Learn this innovative and revolutionary way of applying inset pockets to any garment or accessory after the fact. Work up a miniature sample in class and learn how to plan placements beforehand perfectly. Never lose a cell phone or scrounge around for lipstick or a tissue again.

  • Advanced – Beaded Lace Shawls with Gryphon Corpus

Dress up lace shawls with beads! Learn how to place beads in lace patterns for optimal effect.

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

Learn all the basic techniques for beaded lace shawl knitting by working on a elegant shawl. We will provide an overview of different methods for adding bead to our knitting. We will cover reading a chart for beaded lacework pattern. As we practice combing the beading and lacework together you will see the delicate design come to life.

  • 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. Afternoon Tea & Cookies
  • 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. Trisha Malcolm Presents the Trends: Meet the Stars and Guest Runway Show

See the season’s hottest knitwear designs and styles — live and up-close on our models! Meet the stars of this weekend’s program, win prizes, and show off the projects you made at Knit in Style this year or in past years! Trisha, Editor-in-Chief of Vogue Knitting, will announce winners!

  • 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.  The Yarn Company’s Marketplace
  • 9:00 - 10:00 p.m. The Big Takeover

The Big Takeover is a unique concoction of backgrounds and spirit that creates a fresh and vivid version of reggae. With Jamaican-born and raised Nee Nee Rushie as a captivating and memorable front-woman, a playful horn section, pulsating bass and drums, and a hypnotizing rhythm section, The Big Takeover fills audiences with good vibes and solid joy.

Sunday, March 20, 2016

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

This class is perfect for those looking to add to their existing crochet repertoire. Learn how to incorporate beads as you knit, creating a secure embellishment for any knit creation! In the class we will be making a fun and simple knit necklace to explore basic techniques.

  • Advanced Beginner – Brioche Knitting with Shiri Mor

Learn simple techniques for creating this lofty, flexible, layered fabric. Explore brioche color-play where simple combinations produce stunning results.

  • Advanced Beginner – Brioche Knitting with Steve May

Learn simple techniques for creating this lofty, flexible, layered fabric. Explore brioche color-play where simple combinations produce stunning results.

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

Norah’s easy plug-and-play template will allow you to design your own flattering and fashionable vest. Worked in one piece, pattern stitches are added in between rounds of decreases. You can make your vest as elaborate or simple as you like. Even a beginner can be a designer. As an added bonus, the vest can be worn two ways.

  • Intermediate – Secrets of Perfect Finishing with Trisha Malcolm

Knitting a sweater or garment is a huge accomplishment! As wonderful as your knitting may be, it’s really important to finish the garment properly to make it look great. We will work through blocking, seaming and picking up stitches. Perfecting these 3 basics will take your work to the next level.

  • Intermediate – Socks: Toes & Heels with Gryphon Corpus

Learn a variety of heel and toe styles and how to make them work in sock designs

  • Intermediate & Above – Knit Weaving with Lily Chin

Sometimes referred to as Swedish Weaving or Inlay, learn this technique of applying a separate strand of yarn to your work without actually knitting it. Instead this “weaving yarn” goes through the knit fabric and sits on either the front or back surface for an added layer of warmth. It’s a fresh and easy way of getting color-patterning without having to learn Fair Isle Knitting with the bonus that it imparts a texture that mimics weaving. Use up scrap yarns, find a use for that “problem” yarn, deal with scratchy yarns, and get to chart up your own patterns in the process.

11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. The Yarn Company’s Marketplace

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Program Leaders

Assaf and Tavy Ronen, co-owners of The Yarn Company—a corporate lawyer and a professor of finance, respectively—say that their concept for The Yarn Company grows in part out of their Soho, New York childhood: “We were raised in New York in the ‘70s and ‘80s, when it was Punk New York, Hip Hop New York, and Indie Film New York. People with the “do-it-yourself” ethos of these subcultures exploded into art and dance and fashion. We don’t really believe that art and craft and fashion and real life are separate. Our customers do not knit or sew or embroider or weave to recreate what they see elsewhere. They do it to express their fashion ideals.”

Lily M. Chin is an internationally famous knitter and crocheter who has worked in the yarn industry for more than 25 years as a designer, instructor, and author of books on knitting and crochet. She has created garments for the collections of designers from Ralph Lauren to Diane von Furstenberg. Her work has been on the backs of celebrities and super models. She was named a “Master Knitter” by Vogue Knitting. She is regularly cited in media across the US, include the Late Show with David Letterman, CNN, the New York Times and more. Lily Chin has lived in New York City all her life and has been involved in some aspect of the fashion industry since age 13.

Trisha Malcolm's life in needle crafts began at the age of four and has spanned summers knitting, sewing, crocheting, and embroidering while at the beach, backpacking around the world, and during academic years as a high school needlework teacher. An editorship at McCalls Needlework and Craft magazine led Trisha to a career in craft publishing. She worked as the Craft Editor at Family Circle magazine Australia and other publications before she took over the helm of Vogue Knitting in 1997. Her role at the company has expanded in the ensuing years, to encompass Knit Simple magazine, a book publishing division (publisher of the Stitchionary series, Knitopedia, and more), custom publishing, and stitching-themed events. Trisha lives in Brooklyn, New York with her son.

Norah Gaughan is the author of Knitting Nature, Comfort Knit & Crochet Afghans, and Comfort Knit & Crochet Baby. In the past, she’s worked as the design director at JCA /Reynolds, including overseeing the Artful Yarns & Adrienne Vittadini Yarn lines. More recently, Norah was the design director at Berroco for nearly nine years, where she published fifteen eponymous booklets and headed up the design team. Over the years, Norah has freelanced for most of the leading yarn companies and knitting magazines, and has also designed pattern stitches for 7th Avenue. Now working independently, Norah lives in a small hand-built house in New Hampshire.

Shiri Mor is a fairly happy yarn-wear designer. Her designs have appeared in Vogue Knitting, Knit1, Crochet Today, and Knit Simple magazines, as well as various publications by Lion Brand Yarns and Tahki Stacy Charles. Though Shiri’s hands are mostly busy knitting and crocheting, she loves handicrafts of all kinds— embroidery, jewelry making, polymer clay, etc. Shiri is self-taught and enjoys the math that’s involved in pattern design. She has taught knitting and crocheting all over the New York area, and loves to pass on “the bug” to new stitchers.

Gretchen Kreutz is a native of Atlanta, Georgia and has always been inherently interested in all things art and design. She began her studies at eight years old through the guidance of her long term mentor and noted Atlanta based artist, Karen E. Nichols. After obtaining a B.F.A. in Fashion Design from the Savannah College of Art and Design, Gretchen relocated to New York City, where she currently works as Design & Development Assistant for Men's Sweaters at Rag&Bone. In her knitted works, Gretchen strives to portray the natural beauty of the materials and form in designs which reflect Modern minimalist ideals.

The Verdant Gryphon is an online, independent, hand-dyed, luxury yarn company run by Gryphon Corpus and Jamie Campbell. Verdant Gryphon designs have been published in books, Interweave Knits, and by various yarn companies. You can learn more at

Gryhon Corpus is the founder of The Verdant Gryphon hand-dyed yarn company. She has been making historically inspired clothing since she was 16 and has often taken inspiration for her knitwear designs from historic sources.

Jamie Campbell is the owner of The Verdant Gryphon, a luxury yarn company and dye studio known for developing fine yarns, creating extraordinary color palettes, and designing unique knitwear.

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