Patty Lyons’ Workshop Registration is Open

The Salt Lake Knitting Guild

is Thrilled to Feature

Patty Lyons

as its March 2017 Spring Workshop Instructor.

Register for classes here: Patty Lyons Registration Form

PATTY LYONS is a nationally recognized knitting teacher and technique expert who is known for teaching the “why” not just the “how” in her pursuit of training the “mindful knitter”. She specializes in sweater design and sharing her love of the much-maligned subjects of gauge and blocking.

Patty will teach the weekend of March 11-12, 2017. Classes will be held in Room 109, Dick Sciences Building, at Westminster College in Salt lake City, Utah.

SATURDAY, MARCH 11th CLASSES 

Secrets to Spectacular Sweater Success (9:30 a.m. to 12:30) CLASS IS FULL!

Sweater can go wrong in so many ways, but there are even more ways it can go sooo right. This “all things sweater” overview class will teach you some of the most important things you need to know, as well as a host of fantastic hands on knitting tips to get you to your perfect sweater.

Class Cost:  $40 for guild members, $50 for non-members. Maximum class size: 15

Required Skills: Must know long tail cast on, Knit/purl; cast on/bind off; increase/decrease; have knit a whole garment; basic finishing techniques; knowledge of short rows optional. Will go over short row options in patterns, will not be teaching short rows.

 


Patty’s Knitting Bag of Tricks (1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.)

Get ready to find your new favorite knitting tricks. There are so many wonderful knitting tricks that make our lives better.   From how to do a better SSK, make matching size YOs, to how to avoid the gap at the end of a bind off, how to tighten your first stitch, how to make better neck divides, and more.

Class Cost:  $40 for guild members, $50 for non-members.  Maximum class size: 25

Required Skills: Must know how to knit, purl, cast on, bind off, and simple increases and decreases.

Register here: Patty Lyons Registration Form


SUNDAY, MARCH 12th CLASS

Design Your Own Top Down Raglan (9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., with lunch break)

Top Down Raglan is not only a fun way to knit, but a simple and easy way to design. Raglan can fit you well if you know the simple math of how the pieces work (no more too tight or too loose armholes!). After you learn how to properly measure yourself for top down and get your own custom measurement sheet, we will explore every aspect of design from the cast on to finish. We will learn a variety of necklines, waist shaping, and more. After this class, you will not only be able to create your own garments, but you will understand how top down patterns are written and know how to alter existing patterns. Your perfectly fit sweater awaits you.  WARNING: Math is used in sweater design.

Class Cost:  $65 for guild members, $85 for non-members. Maximum class size: 40

Required Skills: A solid understanding of the math of gauge, and basic pattern reading. Having knit at least one top down raglan sweater (adult or baby) highly recommended. Intermediate level.

Register here: Patty Lyons Registration Form

 

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January Mini-Workshops

Knitting workshopsJanuary Mini-Workshops are this coming Saturday the 14th!

You can learn a lot at these short format technique classes. This year, our talented member teachers are ready to share great information on making buttonholes, double knitting, knitting back backwards, yarn joins, and cast ons. Paid guild members should check their email for the newsletter link that has all the details and a supply list!

We’ll also kick off Mystery yarn/knitting swap will begin!

See you soon!

 

 

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December Holiday Party, 2016!

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December Holiday Party!!
Wednesday, December 14th
6:30pm – 8:30pm
Members should have received address and details via email (a members only event)

Bring a side dish or dessert to share! Bring your knitting!

Come and enjoy an evening with friends, door prizes, a gift exchange, and good food.

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Patty Lyons’ Classes Announced

The Salt Lake Knitting Guild is hosting Patty Lyons, a nationally acclaimed knitting teacher, in Salt Lake City, March 11-12, 2017. While we have not yet settled on a location, we have confirmed that she will be teaching the following knitting classes.

Design Your Own Top Down Raglan – a 6-hour class

Top Down Raglan is not only a fun way to knit, but a simple and easy way to design. A raglan can fit you well if you know the simple math of how the pieces work (no more too tight or too loose armholes ). After you learn how to properly measure yourself for top down and get your own custom measurement sheet, we will explore ever aspect of design from the cast on to finish. We will learn a variety of necklines, waist shaping, and After this class you will not only be able to create your own garments, but you will understand how top down patterns are written and know how to alter existing patterns. Your perfectly fit sweater awaits you. WARNING: Math is used in sweater design.

Patty’s Knitting Bag of Tricks – a 3-hour class

There are so many wonderful knitting tricks that make our lives better. Over the years of knitting and teaching I’ve accumulated quite a few fantastic tricks.  I love it when I’m teaching a class and a student declares “I love that tip”.  So, I’ve decided to dig into my knitting bag of tricks and put them all in one class.  From how to do a better SSK, make matching size YOs, to how to avoid the gap at the end of a bind off, how to tighten your first stitch, how to make better neck divides, and more. Get ready to find your new favorite knitting tricks.

Secrets to Spectacular Sweater Success – a 3-hour class

There are so many ways your sweater can go wrong but even more ways it can go sooo right. In this “all things sweater” over view class will cover some of the most important things you need to know, as well as a host of fantastic hands on knitting tips to get you to your perfect sweater. After a brief exploration of fiber & pattern choice, we will look at swatching best practices that go far beyond gauge.  We will also take a peek into the pattern to see what it will and won’t tell us. Next we will delve into specific knitting techniques to discover a host of “the pattern never told you that” knitting refinements; from better cast ons, ways to improve the look of your rib, shaping, shoulders and over all fabric as well as a few fantastic bind offs. Finally we’ll address some finishing issues that plague many a knitter, when we explore the best practice for picking up stitches,
(including the oh so tricky button band on a v neck trauma) as well as the best way to set in a sleeve. Discover the secrets and make this the year of your perfect sweater 

As usual, guild members will have the opportunity to register for classes in early 2017, before the general public. These classes are expected to fill up quickly, so watch your email and the Guild website for notice that registration is open.
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Member Yarn Shop News

The October Guild meeting featured presentations from three member yarn shops and information about the benefits of local shopping.

The Wool Cabin

KayeLynn Van Wagonen, the Wool Cabin

KayeLynn Van Wagonen, the Wool Cabin

New store owner KayeLynn Van Wagonen is brim-full of energy and enthusiasm for her new yarn shop! With an extensive class listing, and some new yarns coming in to blend with the Wool Cabin traditional fare, she’s hit the ground running. What’s more, the store is increasingly showcasing local talent: dyers, teachers, and lovely tools from local potters and craftspeople. Kudos to Suzette and Alison for such a smooth shop ownership transfer! Learn more at the Wool Cabin website.

Wasatch and Wool

Wasatch & Wool, in Park City

Wasatch & Wool, in Park City

Margaux Kelleher brought some lovely knit samples showing off new yarns with sparkles, wonderful softness, and unique textures, many from sources off the beaten track. She’s encouraging local knitters to support local designers and learn new skills with her eighteen-month-long Knitting Pentathlon. Register with Wasatch and Wool, purchase your yarn through them, complete projects in the five Pentathlon categories by December 2017, and win the awesome W&W swag bag! Subscribe to the shop newsletter for all the details and info about open knitting opportunities at the yarn shop in Park City.

Unraveled Sheep

A small selection of the inventory at Unraveled Sheep in Sandy.

A small selection of the inventory at Unraveled Sheep in Sandy.

Verla Younker brought baskets of shop samples, featuring local designers, local dyers, and classes by local teachers. This yarn shop is carrying patterns by local designers like Katy Carrol and Mary Triplett and organizing knit-alongs. Furthermore, they are excited to be hosting Greenwood Fiberworks and Greensleeves Spindles annual trunk show November 5th. Watch the shop blog and Facebook page for the latest news.

 

Shop Local!

It was fascinating to see the ways that these three yarn shops are employing local talent to further strengthen our thriving knitting community. They all spoke about helping clients with patterns, sourcing additional skeins of yarn for a project (even from the original lot, no less!), and the satisfaction of going the extra mile to put together the right pattern and yarn for customers. Yes, Utah’s local yarn shops are a knowledge resource that adds value!

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