classes
Below is an alphabetical listing of classes.  Please also see our Calendar page.
Millicent's classes are FREE.  Call 301-722-8100 for more information. 


 

Beyond Intro:You Choose NEW!

You've taken the Knitting Intro class. So what is next? Do I dare dream to make _____? you ask yourself. Sure! Join this new ongoing class that meets once a week. You choose a project you'd like to tackle and we will guide you toward a pattern that will challenge but not frustrate. An instructor will be available to teach you skills that you need for the project. Enjoy good company with knitters working at your level. Be inspired by their knitting and ideas. Expect a lot of fun!

Dates/Times:

Wed Apr 23, 2014 3:00 pm-4:30 pm
Wed Apr 30, 2014 3:00 pm-4:30 pm
Wed May 7, 2014 3:00 pm-4:30 pm
Wed May 14, 2014 3:00 pm-4:30 pm
Wed May 21, 2014 3:00 pm-4:30 pm
Wed May 28, 2014 3:00 pm-4:30 pm

Building Blocks KAL

Join us for this popular and effective knit-along for newer knitters. You will learn knitting skills throughout the year while you knit an afghan block every month. Topics include reading patterns, reading a chart, twisted stitches, lace, cables, and more. Last year's group highly recommends this knit-along program by Michelle Hunter.

Dates/Times:

Sun Apr 27, 2014 1:00 pm-3:00 pm
Sun May 25, 2014 1:00 pm-3:00 pm

Building in Color KAL

Here we go with a new afghan knit-a-long designed by Michelle Hunter of Building Blocks fame! This afghan introduces more advanced skills in knitting color patterns, beginning with an intarsia pattern and embroidered embellishment in February. We have color-choice sheets to help you decide what colorways you would like for your afghan. We must put in orders by Thursday, Jan. 30. Come on in soon and we will help you with this difficult decision.

Dates/Times:

Sun May 18, 2014 1:00 pm-3:00 pm

Chain Reaction NEW!

Chain Reaction class results in a crocheted afghan that will make you proud to show off and help you improve your crochet skills. This on-going class leads crocheters through 15 different crocheted squares over 15 weeks. One per week: grannies with a difference, stitch patterns that shine with color. One per week from Friday, April 11 through Friday, July 25. Try to make all 15 weeks: if not, come as you can. It will be fun!

Dates/Times:

Fri Apr 18, 2014 3:00 pm-5:00 pm
Fri Apr 25, 2014 3:00 pm-5:00 pm
Fri May 2, 2014 3:00 pm-5:00 pm
Fri May 9, 2014 3:00 pm-5:00 pm
Fri May 16, 2014 3:00 pm-5:00 pm
Fri May 23, 2014 3:00 pm-5:00 pm
Fri May 30, 2014 3:00 pm-5:00 pm

Crochet: Intro

This class is geared for students who have never crocheted before or who have basic skills and want to grow those. You will crochet a sampler scarf with ten stitch patterns. Most importantly you will learn to read a crochet pattern. Our teachers are experts and will help you build confidence as your skills improve.

Dates/Times:

Wed Apr 23, 2014 10:30 am-12:00 pm
Wed Apr 30, 2014 10:30 am-12:00 pm

Crocheted Dragon

The Dragon Shawl is a beautiful example of filet crochet which uses only one stitch: an extended double crochet. Read from a chart, the pictorial pattern is determined by the placement of filled-in boxes versus empty boxes. Filet crochet is fun but beware! this pattern is a "marathon" and is best suited to more advanced crochet students. You will be working with thread or laceweight yarn. Come to Millicent's well in advance to select your materials (we want to leave sufficient time for ordering if needed). We have four copies of the source pattern for the Dragon Shawl (Interweave Crochet, Fall 2013), which means we have spots for four students in this class. If you already own this magazine and would like to join the class, we will happily extend our class size. IMPORTANT: Come to class having chained 612 stitches (please don't leave this for the first class!!!)

Dates/Times:

Thu Apr 17, 2014 5:30 pm-7:00 pm
Thu Apr 24, 2014 5:30 pm-7:00 pm
Thu May 15, 2014 5:30 pm-7:00 pm
Thu May 22, 2014 5:30 pm-7:00 pm

Dreambird NEW!

Dreambird looks more complicated than it is. When you strictly follow the instructions for the first feather the following ones will be a walk in the park! The shaping is done by short rows as with the Wingspan Shawl. You don't have to be an advanced knitter to knit this piece, just have a lot of perserverance. As in the wingspan, the drive of the shawl is attained by offset triangles. Additional elements transform the triangles to feathers. You can knit the feathers with a yarn of rather long color changes or use up your stash, it is up to you! The fluffy Kid Mohair or fingering weight yarn in the background emphasizes the feathers. This class will meet two weeks in April and another two weeks in May. More support knitting will be determined by the class in May.

Dates/Times:

Sat Apr 19, 2014 10:30 am-12:30 pm
Sat Apr 26, 2014 10:30 am-12:30 pm
Sat May 17, 2014 10:30 am-12:30 pm
Sat May 24, 2014 10:30 am-12:30 pm

Entralac Bag

What? Entralac in the round? Sure!! This felted bag has been admired for over 10 years at Millicent's -- and a class is long overdue. The bag is made of interlocking tiers of color diamonds that decrease in size. You'll learn to pick up stitches, ssk and ssp, knit backwards, and really much more. This is a class for the brave only!

Dates/Times:

Sat Apr 19, 2014 2:00 pm-4:00 pm
Sat Apr 26, 2014 2:00 pm-4:00 pm
Sat May 3, 2014 2:00 pm-4:00 pm

Help me! I'm stuck!

For those of you who find frustrations in your knitting and crochet and are waiting anxiously for us to re-open after the weekend, here’s your chance to get that help without competing with classes. We hope that this will be a long standing event at Millicent’s. Help Me! is a drop in event. No need to register.

Dates/Times:

Tue Apr 22, 2014 10:30 am-12:00 pm
Tue Apr 29, 2014 10:30 am-12:00 pm
Tue May 6, 2014 10:30 am-12:00 pm
Tue May 13, 2014 10:30 am-12:00 pm
Tue May 20, 2014 10:30 am-12:00 pm
Tue May 27, 2014 10:30 am-12:00 pm

Kids Knit

Kids Knit is for children ages 7 through 12. Children first learn a basic garter stitch to create a scarf for a doll or stuffed animal, and then their world is open: we take your child as far as their desire and skill level allows. Lots of fun and creativity in a quiet social atmosphere. One parent is expected to stay at Millicent's while children are in class.

Dates/Times:

Thu Apr 17, 2014 4:15 pm-5:00 pm
Thu Apr 24, 2014 4:15 pm-5:00 pm
Wed May 7, 2014 4:15 pm-5:00 pm
Wed May 14, 2014 4:15 pm-5:00 pm
Wed May 21, 2014 4:15 pm-5:00 pm
Wed May 28, 2014 4:15 pm-5:00 pm

Knitter's Night Out

PLEASE NOTE: May's Knitter's Night Out is replaced by our Mr. Toad's outing on the last Friday of May. SPECIAL!! Knitter’s Night Out : a new monthly event for the many knitters who can’t make it to the Knitters’ Anonymous daytime meetings. We will meet the last Saturday evening of every month from 6pm to 9pm. Bring whatever you are working on. Bring a snack. Come have fun with us!

Dates/Times:

Sat Apr 26, 2014 6:00 pm-9:00 pm

Knitting with the Magic Loop NEW!

You've learned to knit in the round on a circular needle and double pointed needles. Great! But do you know about Magic Loop? In this class you'll use a VERY long single circular needle to knit in the round. Our project: a ribbed wristlet, just right for holding a resting cable needle. Then learn to knit socks using this quick intriguing method -- see Magic Loop Sock Workshop on Sat., March 29.

Dates/Times:

Thu Mar 27, 2014 10:30 am-12:00 pm

Knitting: Intro

You start at the very beginning: how to hold your knitting needles, and in the course of 4 weeks, you learn to read a pattern, to read your knitting, to read a chart and to execute 10 different stitch patterns, including cables! This class will give you a solid foundation to move onto ever more exciting projects. The first class is 2 hours, while all others are 1.5 hours long.

Dates/Times:

Thu Apr 17, 2014 10:30 am-12:00 pm
Thu Apr 24, 2014 10:30 am-12:00 pm

Knitting: Intro

You start at the very beginning: how to hold your knitting needles, and in the course of 4 weeks, you learn to read a pattern, to read your knitting, to read a chart and to execute 10 different stitch patterns, including cables! This class will give you a solid foundation to move onto ever more exciting projects. The first class is 2 hours, while all others are 1.5 hours long.

Dates/Times:

Thu Apr 17, 2014 5:30 pm-7:00 pm
Thu Apr 24, 2014 5:30 pm-7:00 pm
Thu May 1, 2014 5:30 pm-7:00 pm

Knitting: Intro (NEW FOR MAY)

You start at the very beginning: how to hold your knitting needles, and in the course of 4 weeks, you learn to read a pattern, to read your knitting, to read a chart and to execute 10 different stitch patterns, including cables! This class will give you a solid foundation to move onto ever more exciting projects. The first class is 2 hours, while all others are 1.5 hours long.

Dates/Times:

Thu May 8, 2014 5:30 pm-7:00 pm
Thu May 15, 2014 5:30 pm-7:00 pm
Thu May 22, 2014 5:30 pm-7:00 pm
Thu May 29, 2014 5:30 pm-7:00 pm

Lace Sampler KAL

This ongoing Knit-Along, working on a lace sampler, is now closed to new students.

Dates/Times:

Sun May 11, 2014 1:00 pm-3:00 pm

Magic Loop SOCK Workshop NEW!

Whether you've never knit socks before and are wanting to try, or have learned to knit socks on dpns and would like a new method, this 5 hour workshop is the class for you. Using a VERY long circular needle, you will learn to think differently about knitting in the round in small circumferences. Our class project is a small worsted weight sock. You'll purchase the booklet that started the Magic Loop and that will give you written and visual cue to take home and start your own pair of socks. Our model sock will be knit using worsted weight yarn.

Dates/Times:

Sat Mar 29, 2014 1:00 pm-6:00 pm

Morocco Scarf NEW!

The Morocco Scarf pattern uses the fabulous Kauni yarn, a fingering weight wool yarn with very long color runs. By using the beginning and the end of the same skein, or by dividing the skein in half, you have a mix of colors that delights the eye. The Moroccan scarf does just this, plus builds diamonds and chevron patterns that gives a Spainish or Moorish look. Joanna has been working on the model for a while now and has all the tricks down pat. She’ll lead you through the problem areas as you learn to use Kauni Effektgarn with aplomb.

Dates/Times:

Sat Apr 19, 2014 4:00 pm-6:00 pm
Sat Apr 26, 2014 4:00 pm-6:00 pm