Building Blocks Afghan Class - Improve Your Knitting Skills One Square at a Time! (in person)
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Building Blocks Afghan Class - Improve Your Knitting Skills One Square at a Time! (in person)

Improve your knitting skills 1 square at a time!  This is a 9 month class, designed to help knitters navigate through the major knitting skills, techniques, and principles.  Each of the 12 patterns isolates a new skill.  In a carefully designed sequential approach, knitters master each technique before moving to a more advanced concept.   At the completion of the series, facilitated by our experienced LYS instructor, the reward is an abundance of knitting know-how, along with 12 gorgeous blocks you assemble into a sampler afghan and some new friends!This class always sells out so secure your seat early!

Class meets on Sundays approximately every 2 - 3 weeks.  The first session is  2 hours long and the remaining sessions are 90 minutes. 

First class January 7 - 3:30 - 5:30

All Subsequent classes meet 3:30 - 5 pm

January 29
February 18
March 10
March 31 
April 21
May 19
June 9 
June 23
July 7
July 21
August 4

Materials for class -
Booklet - "Building Blocks: Building Your Knitting Skills One Square at at Time" by KnitPurl Hunter available on Ravelry as a digital download

Yarn- see below for our recommendations.
24 inch Circular Knitting Needle - size based on the fabric you desire but typically is a US 10 or 10.5 for bulky wt yarn or US 8 or 9 for worsted 
Cable needle
Stitch Markers
Tapestry Needle

Recommended Yarns - (note: choosing light colored or bright yarns will help you see your stitches and the patterns you are working which can be helpful when learning new techniques)

Choose Bulky wt yarn for a larger afghan -  Berroco Ultra Alpaca Chunky: 12 hanks;  Berroco Vintage Chunky: 12 hanks; 

Choose Aran or Worsted Wt yarn for a slightly smaller afghan - Berroco Ultra Wool - 12 balls; Rios by Malabrigo; Laramie by Mountain Meadow Wool - 12 hanks; Woolstok by Blue Sky Fibers; Falkland Worsted by Queensland - 12 hanks; Soft by Studio Donegal - 12 hanks

Yarn must be purchased at Longmont Yarn Shoppe to participate in class. Students enjoy a 10% materials discount. When shopping online use code STUDENT10 to get that discount. 

This class is held in person at LYS in the classroom.

Skill Level: Beginner
Skill Details: Advanced Beginner who can knit, cast on, bind off. Your skills will expand immensely during this class!
Materials Included: Yarn must be purchased at Longmont Yarn Shoppe to participate in this class. Students get a 10% materials discount on classes.
Requirements: Building Blocks book; Test Swatch should be knit before 1st class based on instructions on page 2 of book. The goal is to have a fabric that you like, so adjust your needle to the yarn to accomplish that as you use the same needle the entire afghan.
Instructor: Anne Kimberling
Instructor Bio: My name is Anne and I moved to Colorado from the Midwest. I am happy to have found a fiber community at Longmont Yarn Shoppe! My mother taught me to knit in my early 20s with her signature wash cloth pattern. My knitting has become more consistent in recent years and I have learned to appreciate the magic of making fabric that can become anything from socks to sweaters. I enjoy working with all types of fiber, from plant based yarn to rustic wool. I would say that my knitting is detail oriented and I love to learn new techniques to improve my craft. I appreciate that there are few hard and fast rules in knitting. We all have our own styles which means we get to be perpetual students and teachers.

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This class cannot be purchased online. Please contact the store for more information.