I’m excited to share with you all that I’ll finally be teaching again!
Not only will I be teaching, I’ll be doing so at one of the cutest new breweries in Denver – Grandma’s House. This place combines some of my favorite things and if you’ve been reading this blog for any length of time at all, you know that I truly appreciate my beer and knitting time. I’m so thrilled to be sharing things I’m so passionate about.
I’ll be offering a class on Beginning Knitting on November 12th and 19th – this will be a 2-part class in which we’ll learn basic knitting techniques and students will walk away with a small scarf and hat perfectly sized for a beer bottle. More details can be found here.
The second class will be Intermediate Knitting in which we’ll learn how to knit a sweater using a common construction – top down with raglan sleeves. Again, this project will fit your beer bottle! More details can be found here.
What sorts of classes would you be interested in taking? I’m hoping to continue to offer unique and fun classes and I’d love to hear from you which topics you want to learn!
Seeing the hat worked up in so many different color choices – raiders, classic, modern – they all look great and give the hat totally different a feel.
One of the hardest things to learn when taking on stranded knitting is learning how to float the yarn at the correct gauge. A little blocking really does wonders for a stranded work, but if your floats are too tight, no amount of blocking can work out the puckering that is likely to occur.
My next class will be based around my Sweet Summer Rays shawl and will give beginners a good shawl experience! It will take place on June 1st and 8th, from 1-4pm. If you’re in the area, call Yarn & Coffee to sign up!
What better way to end the week than to release a free pattern? I’ve been sitting on this one for a while waiting for the right day to take photos so you can all see the slouch in it’s proper glory and now, it’s yours! Find it for free *until Monday, June 18*, on Ravelry here. On Monday the price will go up to only $2.99.
A perfect Spring, Summer and Fall hat, the lacy texture mixed with the alpaca fibers keeps it warm and light. The pattern is a simple repeat and would be good for a beginner looking for something slightly more adventurous but not intimidating. The resulting drape and slouch keep it modern and fashionable while also functional and practical.
Finished Measurements: to fit head circumferences 20-23”
The Super Slouchy Beanie with PomPom is now ready to be knit by all!
I want to thank my very generous and hard-working test knitters, mrsmouse and mamatwitch (both Ravelry links) for testing out the pattern and catching any glitches, thanks so much you guys!
You can find the FREE pattern for the hat on Ravelry here 🙂
A simple knit, but also the coolest hat you’ll own! Knit with plenty of extra slouch and accessorized with a sizable PomPom, what’s not to love about this beanie? The pattern is written to be very flexible when it comes to yarn choice and just about any worsted weight yarn will do the trick making it perfect for your handspun beauties or that single impulse skein you picked up on a whim. This would also be a great project to use up scrap yarn or those odd balls and skeins that are lying around dying to be used. Perfect for beginners and experts alike, the hat is also a quick knit and would make for a great last minute gift for everyone on your list!