Flaming June Cardigan
During the month of May, we will offer a free Knit-A-Long (KAL) for the Flaming June Cardigan by Cheryl Niamath. Click here for a free pattern download from Knitty.com.
Several folks have already started their Flaming June’s using Rowan-Pure Life Revive, Louet-Euroflax, and Moda-Seta Tweed.
We will be working on our KAL Wednesday mornings from 10:00-12:00p. Come join the fun.
Vickie’s love of fibers, wool and folk art is apparent in each of the 60+ patterns she has designed for her company Annie’s Keepsakes, which celebrated its 20-year anniversary in 2010!
Vickie’s unique projects have appeared in magazines across the nation and abroad, and she brings her easy-going style and award-winning expertise to each of her lectures, classes and workshops.
To view more of her projects, go to: http://www.annieskeepsakes.com/schedule.htm
Join us and Nuno-felt a scarf of hand-dyed silk chiffon, coordinating wool fibers and novelty fibers for a unique wearable work of art that’s light as a feather! This is a wet-felting technique that’s fun and a bit messy. Kit required, there are an array of beautiful colors: rose, turquoise, green, purple & more. This will be a full day workshops.
Cost of workshop: $75.00 to be paid directly to instructor.
Here are a few pictures from a previous Nuno Felted Scarf workshop of Vickie’s.
Here is an awesome, light weight cardigan that I think will be perfect as a three-season garment for our climate. It is top down construction, which I love because I like to try it on as I go. Several of us at The Fibre Studio are knitting the Vodka Lemonade out of Rowan, Pure Life Revive. Other great DK weight yarn selections would be:
- Berroco – Linsey, or Captiva
- Classic Elite – Soft Linen, or Cotton Classic
- Tahki – Firefly
- Grignasco – Springfield, Mousse, or Champagne
- Manos – Serena
- Louet – Euroflax
On Thursdays during the month of April, from 1-3pm, we will offer a free KAL for the Simple Summer Tweed Top Down V-Neck by Heidi Kirrmaier. I started mine this afternoon and will be using Rowan Summer Tweed in color #549 Harbour. I think this will be a great all around “Go To” summer weight sweater.
Some other yarn options are:
- Rowan – Revive, Butterfly Cotton
- Berroco – Lago, Captiva
- Classic Elite – Firefly, Soft Linen or
- Tahki – Ripple, Tempo or Classic Cotton
The pattern is a free download on Ravelry.
In the two-day, two-hour class, you will become familiar with the following techniques:
- Correct body measures
- Mattress Stitch
- German Twisted Cast On
- Picot Cast On and Bind Off
- Three-needle Bind Off
- Joining yarn: Russian join, splicing yarn
- One-row Buttonhole
- Picking up Stitches
- Weaving in ends
CLASS FEE: $45.00 to be paid directly to instructor. Please call The Fibre Studio 704-643-7720 to register, class space is limited. Please check calendar for dates.
Materials needed for class:
Two 4” swatches in Stockinette Stitch
Two 4” swatches in Garter Stitch
(To be done on #8 needles; 20 stitches in a row. Leave finished swatches on needle or stitch holder. DO NOT bind off)
Join us for a class on the Cia cardigan. Our sample was knit using Louet Kidlin Lace but other yarns may be substituted such as Kid Silk Haze or Debbie Party Angel. This light weight cardigan is perfect for these cooler spring evenings.
Class fee is $45.00, plus materials. (You will receive a 10% discount on all classroom supplies.)
Will be taught in three sessions of two hours each.