"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
"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!
Discover how to erase pain and tension in your hands, feet, neck, and lower back brought on by everyday stress, overuse and age. This simple self-treatment can make your whole body feel better and provide relief from arthritis, low back pain, bunions, plantar fasciitis and carpel tunnel syndrome.
Learn how to re-hydrate your connective tissue in only a few minutes a day for vibrant health and pain-free movement. Workshop cost is $25.
Thursday evening, 5/10, 6-7:15 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.
"MELT Hand & Foot" 3-Class Series
Learn all the hand and foot techniques you need to stay pain free, including 5-minute facelift, bunion treatment and forearm technique. Must have taken "Intro" Class first!
Class dates: Thursdays, 6-7 pm, 5/17, 6/14 & 7/19
Class cost for 3-Class Series, $60
"Summer Socks 2.0" Class
"SUMMER SOCKS 2.0" using Michelle Hunter's "Kaika" pattern with CoBaSi yarn! Learn "Judy's Magic Cast On" AND the "MAGIC LOOP" method to knit our toe-up method in our 1st session. You will learn to do two-at-a-time knitting as well (or you can do just one at a time) during this class. Then, on 6/28 we'll do the "afterthought heel." We'll finish 7/12 with lace patterning on the leg and a "picot" bind off.
6/21, 6/28 & 7/12 - Class cost is $65 for the three sessions and includes purchase of the pattern -- yarn is extra. Bring US1 needles with at least 32" cord or purchase those and yarn at first session.
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 Blocks" Class
This is an excellent way to build your knitting skills! Knowledge of knitting and purling required.
You will learn varying stitches like cables, bobbles and lace, plus many techniques in each class. Twelve beautiful 12" x 12' blocks of different stitches yield an elegant afghan at the end of our 12-week class! Also learn "Long-tail" cast on, pattern reading and how to "read" your knitting, as well as "bind off in pattern." At the end of this class you will consider yourself a very good intermediate knitter ready to tackle any project! 12-week commitment, $120 (plus book & yarn) paid up front, or $15 per lesson (plus book & yarn). Simplicity by HiKoo is the yarn used, and you may select up to three colors.
Wednesday evenings 6 - 8pm, starting 6/6.
"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
"COCO Mitts" Class
Adapted from Kristeen's "Gabrielle" mitts. Oo-la-la, again!
These adorable mitts are knitted flat exactly the same way, then sewn together and buttons placed either left or right. These mitts are knitted in "French Weave" pattern with one skein each of Cascade 220 Superwash and Cascade's Venezia Worsted (with silk). Because they are knitted flat, you will need US5 24" needles plus US5 DPN's or use your new "two circs" skill with another US5 24"!
Classes are $40 for two sessions (you will need both), Wednesdays 5/16 & 5/30 (6-8pm) OR Tuesdays 5-22 & 6/5 (12:30-2:30 pm).
"Hatfield Creek Vineyard & Winery"
Bring your finished or unfinished French Boheme Beret and your "Coco" Mitts to work on, show off or wear -- we will take pictures! Enjoy delicious hors de oeuvres and a chance to taste award-winning wines at Hatfield Creek!
There is a fee of $17.50 for this as well as limited space so please register here so we will plan for you to be there. FUN!!!
"Boheme Beret" Class
You will learn to use "two circs" (two circular needles same size) instead of double points, AND, cables without a cable needle! Very fun, and hat goes quickly. Please bring two US11 24" needles (preferably that look different) and US15 24" needles (different as well).
Class cost is $20, either 5/2 (6-8 pm) OR 5/8 (12:30-2:30 pm).