Sunday, January 25, 2009

GET SCHOOLED: New Year Knitting Class Schedule at Americo Original (January - May)

Here is the new class schedule for the remainder of the Winter and Spring 2009, featuring beginner favorites and a couple new challenging additions for our more advanced knitters.

Classes are still free, however, we ask that you drop by the store in advance to pick up materials and register your spot. Hurry, because seating is limited and classes book up quickly!!


Beginner 101

Take your pick from any of these original Americo patterns: the Walter Scarf, Simple Shawl, Lacy Llama Scarf or Slouch Hat. Perfect for true beginners who need to learn how to cast on, cast off and knit -- or anyone who wants to refresh their knitting skills with an easy new project.

2 hours (1 session)
Sunday February 1, 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
OR
Sunday March 8, 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
OR
Sunday April 19, 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Skill Level: Beginner
Cost: Supplies only


Think Inside the Box

Step up your knitting skills by using simple straight-line techniques to create your choice of our Cashmere Sweater (sample in store), Waffle Ridge Cardi-Wrap (featured by Sandra Pittana on CityLine) or Portobello Shrug. New skills learned include purling, casting on and off between sections and picking up stitches.

4 hours (2 two-hour sessions)
Sunday January 8, 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Sunday February 22, 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

OR

Sunday February 22, 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Sunday April 26, 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Cost: Supplies only


Knit Inside the Round

Learn how to knit in the round using circular and double-pointed needles to create your choice of the Raglan Sweatshirt, Simple Cable Hat or Cable and Seed Cap. Additional techniques learned will include decreasing and cables.

2 hours (1 session)
Sunday January 15, 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
OR
Sunday March 29, 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
OR
Sunday May 10, 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Skill level: Intermediate
Cost: Materials only


Felted Bag

Choose from many of our sophisticated merino and leather handbags using the basic knit stitch and felting your knitted piece. Finishing techniques, such as sewing and accessorizing with leather handles and details will also be explored.

2 hours (1 two-hour sessions)
Sunday January 22, 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Skill level: Beginner
Cost: Materials only


Finishing Techniques

This is your chance to bring in a project from a previous class that you never got around to finishing properly. Get extra help on how to cast off, seam, sew in ends and adorn your work.

2 hours (1 session)
Sunday March 8, 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
AND/OR
Sunday May 17, 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Skill Level: All Levels
Cost: Supplies only


"That Vest"

Our best-selling reversible vests (featured by Sandra Pittana on CityLine) is a perfect project for true beginners, where you will learn how to cast-on, cast-off and the basic knit stitch. Wear it two ways -- long or short, right-side up or upside down. Choose from several different versions.

4 hours (2 two-hour sessions)
Sunday April 5, 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Sunday April 12, 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Skill level: Beginner
Cost: Materials only


Tubular Cast On & Cast Off

Tired of messy-looking edges on your otherwise (nearly) perfect creations? Create a basic ribbed scarf using an advanced cast-on and cast-off technique to create a professional finish.

4 hours (2 two-hour sessions)
Sunday May 3, 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Sunday May 24, 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Skill Level: Intermediate/Advanced
Cost: Supplies only

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As well, our new weekly Knitting Nights are on Wednesdays from 6pm - 8pm for any help you may need with projects along the way.

Also, check out out new online pattern catalogue and yarn catalogue with more than 100 original designs to choose from. Our patterns are still free with the purchase of yarn and kits can be ordered by email, phone, or in person.


Americo Original
456 Queen Street West
416.777.9747
info@americo.ca
www.americo.ca

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