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Archive for July 2015

Remember how you wanted my help with your knitting project?

Remember how you wanted my help with your knitting project? Well now you can get it! I’m going to be hosting a few knitting circles at Serial Knitters. A Serial Knitters Knitting Circle is a two-hour session that costs $15 a session or $65 for a 5-session punch card. You come with your project and get help from the teacher on duty. Which will be me on the following dates:

Friday¬†July 31 -¬†2:30pm –4:30pm¬†

Sunday, August 2nd - 11:00am Р1:00pm 

Sunday, August 2nd - 1:30pm Р3:30pm

Friday, August 7 - 2:30pm Р4:30pm  

 

Ravelry Class at Serial Knitters on Sunday 7/26

Have any of these things happened to you?

  • You have some gorgeous yarn but aren’t sure what to make from it?
  • You have a great pattern but you don’t know what yarn will work well?
  • You are ready to start a new project but you wish you knew someone who has knit it before so they could give you some tips?

Do you know that there is a free and wonderful website that you can use to help you with all of these situations? It’s called Ravelry! I’m teaching a class in the basics of Ravelry which can solve all of those problems and more. Interested?

The class is happening this SUNDAY at Serial Knitters in Kirkland from 1:30 to 3:30. Here’s the full class description:¬†

Introduction to Social Media for Yarnies: Exploring Ravelry.com 

Are you on Ravelry.com? This free website is a rich resource that connects you to the online world of knitting and crocheting, spinning, weaving, dyeing… etc! It’s a social network for yarny folks, and so much more. You can search for ideas and inspiration… find a pattern to use your stash yarn, explore projects made by others and see tips and reviews of patterns and yarns. Before you jump into your next project, get advice from knitters who have been there, done that and lived to tell the tale. You can join in crafty conversations of every variety. Connect with your real-life friends and make new virtual yarn-loving buddies. We will learn how to create an account, navigate different areas of the site, search for patterns and projects, connect with friends, see what patterns are popular and upload the details of your projects to share with other Ravelers. We’ll explore privacy settings, groups and forums. If time allows we’ll also have a peek at Instagram and Pinterest.

You’ll need:

  • A device that can connect to the internet, like a laptop or a tablet. Phones are not ideal because of the small screen size and keyboard.

Information about a current or past knitting project, including a few pictures and the yarn and needles you used. (You just need to know what you used, you don’t need to bring yarn or needles.)

A picture of yourself or something you’d like to use for your avatar. (The picture on your account.)

Spirit of adventure!

Pamela is a patient teacher who is happy to hold the hand of any technophobes who are ready to take the plunge.

 

Contact the shop to sign up!

425-242-0086

you know you want to learn the brioche stitch…

Would you like to learn the brioche stitch? Lucky you! I’m teaching a class at Serial Knitters:

  • Saturday, August 8th 1:30pm‚Äî3:30pm
  • Cost $35 plus supplies

All the details…¬†

Introduction to Brioche Stitch

The knitterati are calling brioche stitch THE stitch of 2015. Have you played with it? This rhythmic stitch creates a lofty fabric and the variations are fascinating. Gorgeous patterns by Nancy Marchant and Stephen West are seriously tempting, but it can be tricky to get started by reading a book. Get some hands-on help from Pamela Grossman in this beginning brioche class.  As a case study, we’ll review instructions for two lovely beginner-level patterns. If you’re feeling adventurous, bring along yarn to get started on one of these free beginner projects:

Brioche Scarf by Purl Soho – http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/brioche-scarf-6

Ferocious Briocheous by Stephen West: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/ferocious-briocheous


knit purl brioche scarfBrioche Scarf by Purl Soho
ferocious briocheous Ferocious Briocheous by Stephen West

Thanks to Purl Soho and Stephen West for allowing use of their patterns and photos! 

You’ll learn:

  • basic brioche stitch
  • brioche terms
  • reading brioche patterns and charts

 

You’ll need:

  • worsted weight scrap yarn and needles that match for swatching and practice
  • supplies for one of the beginner projects, if you want to give it a try (yarn, needles, printout of the free pattern, notions, etc.)

 

Check the www.SerialKnitters.com website for other class offerings! I’m also available for private lessons in English or ASL. 

 

Have a question? Feel free to contact the shop at the number and email address given below. 
Serial Knitters Yarn Shop
8427 122nd Ave NE
Kirkland, WA 98033
425-242-0086

Offering Summer Classes at Serial Knitters Yarn Shop in Kirkland, WA

Hey Knitters! Here’s a flyer describing my summer offerings at Serial Knitters. I’m also available for private knitting instruction through the shop. I can do classes in English or ASL! Any other classes you’d like to see? Let me know!

Pamela Grossman Summer Knitting Class descriptions 2015