Because we strive to bring you the best quality yarns at the most reasonable prices and select the proper yarns to be used for your class/project, should you bring a yarn not purchased at Ramona Country Yarn Store for your class or project, there will be a $5.00 "Yarnage Fee" to help allay the costs of the class. Thank you for understanding.
"Building in Color" Class!
Master color knitting one panel at a time! This is Michelle "knitpurlhunter" Hunter's sequel to "Building Blocks" and will take you into the realm of becoming an expert knitter able to tackle any project! You will learn intarsia, double-ended knitting, short row knitting, knit below (Brioche or Fisherman's), mosaic, butterfly and tuck stitch. You will master stitch multiples, drop stitches, slip stitches and chart sense. You will again make a beautiful afghan out of up to three colors, used to make 10 separate panels in Hikoo Simplicity yarn. This class is held Thursdays 10 am -12 pm and Wednesdays 6 pm -8 pm and will be held every OTHER week. Please check calendar for dates.
Because of the complexity, this will allow plenty of time to complete your panel correctly. 10-week commitment (every OTHER week for 20 weeks), $40 per session (includes 30 hanks of yarn total).
"Fixing Your Knitting Mistakes" Class!
Learn to "tink," place lifelines, rrrrrip it out (if you must!), pick up dropped stitches, and learn to read your knitting! Emphasis on stitch placement on needles, correct "wrapping" of stitch, pattern deciphering and challenges with abbreviations. Please bring a 3" x 4" swatch done in Stockinette Stitch, ON NEEDLES (US8-10), made with medium-weight worsted. Also bring a 16" circular needle (smaller size) or a long DPN, as well as smooth waste yarn (different color from swatch), tapestry needle, stitch markers, and crochet hook to match needle size or smaller (if you have one). Class cost is $10.
Wednesday evening, 3/7, 6-8 pm
"Wine & Wool" at Hatfield Creek Vineyards and Winery! We will be making heart sachets just in time for Valentine's Day. Enjoy delicious hors de oeuvres and a chance to taste award-winning wines from Hatfield Creek! There is a fee of $20 as well as limited space so we will plan for you to be there. FUN!!!
Friday, February, 9th, 6 - 8 pm
RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED
"Learn to Crochet!" Class & Beginner’s Clinic
In this basic "Learn to Crochet" class, you will learn about materials, pattern abbreviations, how to chain, slip stitch, single and double crochet, turning chains and how to make a "flower garland" incorporating these stitches! This three-hour class will enable you to create a scarf or afghan, and you will leave with a pattern to make a scarf! Should you decide you still need more instructional support, you are welcome to come back next month during this time in “Beginner’s Clinic” (also $20). You will receive ongoing support during “Open Knit/Crochet” times whenever you start a new pattern or get stuck – free of charge when materials are purchased at Ramona Country Yarn Store! Crochet is often used to trim knitted garments, and is the basis for Tunisian Crochet as well.
Class cost is $20 (per session) plus $10 materials fee (crochet hook and one skein of yarn).
Learn to Crochet Class & Beginner’s Clinic – Last Friday of every month, 12-3 pm
Classes listed below are offered on a regular basis. Dates and times, and project classes will be announced on our Facebook page, newsletter and calendar.
"Learn to Knit!" Class & Beginner’s Clinic
In this basic "Learn to Knit" class you will learn about materials, stitch gauges, how to cast on, knit & purl stitches and how to bind off. After this three-hour session, you will be able to knit the "Garter" and "Stockinette" stitches, and you will leave with a pattern to make a scarf! Should you decide you still need more instructional support, you are welcome to come back next month during this time in “Beginner’s Clinic” (also $20). You will receive ongoing support during “Open Knit/Crochet” times whenever you start a new pattern or get stuck – free of charge when materials are purchased at Ramona Country Yarn Store!
Class cost is $20 (per session) plus $10 materials fee (needles and one skein of yarn).
Learn to Knit Class & Beginner’s Clinic -- First Friday every month, 12-3 pm
"Great American Aran Afghan" Class
And, as if you weren't already learning copious skills with "Building Blocks" and "Building in Color" classes, we will be taxing your brain a bit more with the ongoing "Great American Aran Afghan" project class to make the most exquisite Aran-knitted afghan (think Fisherman's knit sweater)! This is one you will want for yourself as each design is intricate and beautifully designed. This is a continuing once-a-month knit along the first Thursday of the month during Open/Knit Crochet, from 6-8 pm. The pattern is free each week when you purchase the yarn from us. Help and coaching available, and you will have one month to complete each block. There are 24 blocks total to do, 20 for the afghan and 4 for pillows. Yarn suggested is Cascade 220, Berroco Vintage or Cherub Aran in elegant cream colors, or any worsted-weight yarn in color of your choice.
No need to register for class – just show up and join at any time!