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Roaring 20s Workshop Bash

with Julie Turjoman

Saturday, November 21st

$75 (includes workshop & book)

This November, we're time-traveling back to the days of prohibition and flapper girls! Join us for a day of fun hosted by our very special guest Julie Turjoman, author of A Head for Trouble: What to Knit While Catching Crooks, Chasing Clues and Solving Murders. She will be singing copies of her book along with teaching the following workshops:


How to Choose the Most Flattering Hat Style for Your Face

This workshop is for anyone who thinks she can't wear hats! With the continuing popularity of vintage styles and embellishments among knitters, hats are an important way to add retro flair to your knitting wardrobe, and one that CAN work for you. Using a hands-on approach, a mirror, and several different hat samples from A Head for Trouble, we analyze face shapes (oval, round, square, heart-shaped, etc.) and hairstyles in detail to find the best solution for each student. Theres no knitting in this workshop, but you'll leave it feeling energized and inspired to create new looks for your knitted hats. You may be surprised to learn which style is the best look for you!


Embellish Your Knits with Vintage Style

Take a plain knitted cap or pair of fingerless mitts and learn how to turn it into something truly special! Incorporate unique vintage style and a bit of sparkly pizzazz into your knitted accessories by adding beaded knitted leaves and knitted flowers.

Topics covered include knitted and beaded leaves; two different kinds of knitted flowers (3-dimensional rose and a flat, stylized bloom); the crochet hook method of beading; resources and tips for incorporating beading into other projects; recommended stitch dictionaries; resources for beads, buttons, and other suitable embellishments; vintage fashion inspiration.

Skill level-- Must be comfortable with the following stitches/techniques:

  • Knit, purl, ssk, k2tog
  • YO and at least one other increase
  • At least one method of casting on and one method of binding off
  • Reading charts

Supply list:

  • 1 skein DK weight yarn (at least 110 yds)
  • Needles size to obtain gauge of 6 sts/inch in stockinette
  • measuring tool for gauge
  • Yarn needle
  • Stitch markers
  • Pen & notepad

Students will practice beading first on a small swatch, then will progress to the class project once they're comfortable with the crochet hook beading technique.




Dangling Conversation Shawl

Dangling Conversation Shawl
with Cyndi  Marshall

Saturday, November 7th

12-3pm  $35.00

This is a fun pattern that allows for lots of creativity. There are many options and it is great for thinking outside the box. Most people don't realize how easy it is to bead, and you might end up addicted to beads after doing this project!

You will need:

  • 0.75 Crochet Hook (for putting beads on), Fleegle Beader (optional)
  • A fingering yarn of your choice, 480 yds (Wolle's color changing cotton, Claudia fingering, Madeline Tosh, Zauber Ball and Noro sock all work well)
  • Needles size 4-7, your preference
  • Beads: Miyuki triangles size 5 or Japanese seed beads size 6. Quantity 250 or more, depending on how many beads you want on your shawl. Miyuki beads catch light nicely and the hole is a little larger which makes things easier.

Pattern is available for download on Ravelry here or can be purchased in store on the day of the class.


anenome hat

Anenome Hat
with Beth Bliss

Sunday, November 8th

1-4pm  $35.00

Skills required for this project: Knit, purl, use circular needles, use double pointed needles.

Pattern is available for download on Ravelry here or can be purchased in store on the day of the class.