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knitting series 201 : building blocks blanket part 1

This class is a great skill builder for new knitters! Suitable for those who have completed our 101 knitting or know how to knit & purl confidentially.

This class takes you through a series of fun patterns that will build your knitting skills. Run over two 6 week parts, you can choose whether you just do part 1 or continue to part two and learn all 12 patterns.  Each week you will work on a different block, starting with a basic pattern and then building on it each week.  Patterns taught (in Part 1 and 2) include: cables, slip stitches, left twist, right twist, make one, mock cables, SSK, a basic design charted, lace and bobbles. 

Pattern will be demonstrated in class and then you will work on your own block. There is a significant amount of homework each week and after the first week it is necessary to come to class with the border done ready for that weeks block. 

Week 1- We will cast on for the first block and learn the seed stitch for the border. We will then review the pattern for the first block and it will be demonstrated by the instructor. You will then start working on your own block.

Week 2 onwards- You will come to class with the border already knitted for that weeks block. The pattern will be reviewed and then demonstrated. You will then start your block. 

Required Materials:

Pattern- building blocks blanket by Michelle Hunter.
Can be purchased as a download from Ravelry here 

Over the six weeks of part 1 you will make 6 blocks. 
If you wish to knit a baby blanket we recommend using Sugarbush bold, available here . You will need 1 skein per block. 

For an 100% wool alternative we recommend using Cascade Eco, available here. You will need 2 skeins (each skein makes 4 blocks). 

Please have yarn wound and ready to be knitted with at the start of the class. 

Required tools: 

Needles US 10.5 24" circular needles for use with Cascade eco , available here 
Or US 8 24" circular for use with Sugarbush bold. Available here 

Index cards
Pen or pencil
Ring markers  (available here)
Locking stitch markers (available here
Chibi needle (available here
Scissors, many options (available here)

Cancellation Policy:
If you are unable to attend the class, you may receive a refund or credit for a future class ONLY if we are notified in writing via email at least 72 hours prior to the first class AND we are able to fill your spot.  No other refunds or credits will be given for missed classes.  By registering for the class, you are agreeing to this cancellation policy.

Skill Level: Intermediate
Skill Details:
Instructor: Juliet McDonnell

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Included Materials



This class cannot be purchased online. Please contact the store for more information.
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  • Westfield, NJ 07090