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. 


 

Advanced Fair Isle: Hats

Having grown many enthusiastic Fair Isle knitters, Millicent's is continuing its Fair Isle journey with a greater challenge: knitting stranded colorwork hats using fingering weight yarn. You know who you are -- come join in the fun!

Dates/Times:

Sat Feb 7, 2015 4:00 pm-5:30 pm
Sat Feb 14, 2015 4:00 pm-5:30 pm
Sat Feb 21, 2015 4:00 pm-5:30 pm
Sat Feb 28, 2015 4:00 pm-5:30 pm

Baby Booties: Basic Training Camp

Knitting baby booties are not the simple things one would hope. Gosh, those newborns have little wee feet -- what could be so hard, right? Well, just like adult feet, baby feet have turns and corners, and making booties is really all about the architecture of the foot. Shanti, who is a baby-bootie knitting pro, is teaching this five week class using five different patterns (two of which are free Ravelry patterns). You can see pictures of all five on our February newsletter. All are knit in the round on double pointed needles, many are knit using fingering weight yarn, some use sport weight yarn. They are simply adorable, and you'll want to take this class, even if you just line the booties up on your coffee table! We recommend that you take all five weeks to becomea master baby bootie knitter yourselves, but if your schedule allows you to come for 3 of the 5, please join in "a la carte". Note: please come to this class with double-pointed needle skills in place.

Dates/Times:

Wed Feb 4, 2015 10:30 am-12:00 pm
Wed Feb 11, 2015 10:30 am-12:00 pm
Wed Feb 18, 2015 10:30 am-12:00 pm
Wed Feb 25, 2015 10:30 am-12:00 pm
Wed Mar 4, 2015 10:30 am-12:00 pm

Beaded Cable Hat

For newer knitters, this two-week class helps you combine skills in knitting in the round, cabling, and placing beads in your knitting. The end result is a hat everyone will covet! You'll be knitting with a heavy worsted weight yarn.

Dates/Times:

Fri Feb 6, 2015 10:30 am-12:00 pm
Fri Feb 13, 2015 10:30 am-12:00 pm

Beaded Cabled Mittens

This two week class is a follow-up to the Beaded Cabled Hat class. Learn the to knit in the round on double pointed needles, to knit left and right leaning cables, to insert beads into your knitting, to construct a thumb and thumb gusset. You have a choice of knitting these as mittens or as fingerless mitts. You will be working with a heavy worsted weight yarn.

Dates/Times:

Fri Feb 20, 2015 10:30 am-12:00 pm
Fri Feb 27, 2015 10:30 am-12:00 pm

Building in Color KAL

Note: because of our Celebration of Judith and Jola's retiring in February, we are moving this final meeting to March 8.We are wrapping up our year-long project making Michelle Hunter's Building in Color afghan. We will discuss blocking your strips, sewing them together with the Mattress Stitch, and creating an edging. Please come for this final session, no matter how many strips you might have: it will be fun to share and compare everyone's color schemes.

Dates/Times:

Sun Mar 8, 2015 1:00 pm-2:00 pm

Chunky Cable Cowl #1

Baby, it's cold outside and we all need to bundle up. To my way of thinking, if my neck and ears are warm, the rest of me does just fine -- hence the cowl knitting for newer knitters on Fridays. Knit of superbulky yarn and knit on US 15 needles in the round, this cowl incorporates seed stitch and left and right leaning cables. The pattern is free on Ravelry. Perfect!

Dates/Times:

Fri Feb 6, 2015 4:00 pm-5:30 pm
Fri Feb 13, 2015 4:00 pm-5:30 pm

Chunky Cable Cowl #2

Chunky Cable Cowl #2 is knit in the round with superbulky yarn on US 13 needles. This class is a continuation of learning to manipulate cables, as these cables turn left and then right and then left and then right and then left. Can newer knitters to this? You bet!!

Dates/Times:

Fri Feb 20, 2015 4:00 pm-5:30 pm
Fri Feb 27, 2015 4:00 pm-5:30 pm
Fri Mar 20, 2015 4:00 pm-5:30 pm
Fri Mar 27, 2015 4:00 pm-5:30 pm

Color Theory in Knitting

It's time to explore the Color Wheel at Millicent's to understand color theory. Enough knitters are combining colors to talk about Primary, Secondary, Tertiary Color, Hue, Tint, Shade, Tone, and, in basic speak, what colors go with what. Those of you exploring Fair Isle knitting will especially benefit from this two-week class.

Dates/Times:

Sat Feb 7, 2015 3:00 pm-3:50 pm
Sat Feb 14, 2015 3:00 pm-3:50 pm

Colorwork: Fair Isle Knitting

In this introduction to Fair Isle knitting, you will be making a double layered headband in the round. Fair Isle knitting uses two contrasting color yarns, one held in each hand, stranding one behind the other. PREPARATION WORK: before class, purchase one skein each of Cascade 220 worsted weight yarn in contrasting colors. CO 96 stitches using a 16" US6 needle. Join in the round being careful not to twist your stitches. Knit all rounds for 3.5". Change to 16" US8 needle and purl one round. Please come to the first class with this work complete. Help is available any time at Millicent's for this preparatory work. Last month's class developed such enthusiasm for Fair Isle that he students each made it through two headbands and one hat! Note: materials for this class come to approximately $25 or more if a hat is knit as well.

Dates/Times:

Wed Feb 4, 2015 2:00 pm-3:30 pm
Wed Feb 11, 2015 2:00 pm-3:30 pm
Wed Feb 18, 2015 2:00 pm-3:30 pm

Colorwork: Mosaic Knitting

Have you noticed that Mosaic Knitting is everywhere this winter (even multiple patterns in Vogue Magazine!) Mosaic knitting is a easy to create patterns using two contrasting colors. In mosiac knitting, one color is used for two rows, slipping stitches where the opposing color is needed, and then using the second color for two rows. It is much less intensive than Fair Isle knitting, but has limitations that must be balanced. Still, it is quick and fun! We will experiment with patterns in our first class and start a hat in our second class.

Dates/Times:

Sat Jan 24, 2015 1:00 pm-2:30 pm
Sat Jan 31, 2015 1:00 pm-2:30 pm

Fine Cabled Fingerless Mitts

These cabled mitts, designed by Anne Hanson, are knit at a fine gauge and feature a snug fit that feels like a second skin, yet are warm and practical for outdoor or indoor use. May be sized up for looser rfit or for men''s sizes by using a slightly heavier yarn (approximately 7 spi) and larger needles. Joanna teaches this class on Saturday afternoons. Note: materials for this class can come to $25 - $30, depending upon your choice of yarn.

Dates/Times:

Sat Jan 17, 2015 3:30 pm-5:00 pm
Sat Jan 24, 2015 3:30 pm-5:00 pm
Sat Jan 31, 2015 3:30 pm-5:00 pm

Help Me! I'm Stuck!

Bring your problems, your unfinished projects. We'll help you right yourself and send you home happy.

Dates/Times:

Tue Jan 20, 2015 10:30 am-12:00 pm
Tue Jan 27, 2015 10:30 am-12:00 pm
Tue Feb 3, 2015 10:30 am-12:00 pm
Tue Feb 10, 2015 10:30 am-12:00 pm
Tue Feb 17, 2015 10:30 am-12:00 pm
Tue Feb 24, 2015 10:30 am-12:00 pm

If it's Tuesday, it's Millicent's

Millicent's invites all comers to this evening knitting and crocheting social event. We work on our own projects, we help each other out, Mel is there if you really get into a jam, and we laugh and laugh and laugh (even when we talk about books we read, which was our surprise topic this week!) Please do join in the fun.

Dates/Times:

Tue Jan 20, 2015 6:30 pm-8:00 pm
Tue Jan 27, 2015 6:30 pm-8:00 pm
Tue Feb 3, 2015 6:30 pm-8:00 pm
Tue Feb 10, 2015 6:30 pm-8:00 pm
Tue Feb 17, 2015 6:30 pm-8:00 pm
Tue Feb 24, 2015 6:30 pm-8:00 pm

Intro: Crochet

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. Note: materials for this class come to approximately $20.00

Dates/Times:

Tue Feb 3, 2015 1:00 pm-2:30 pm
Tue Feb 10, 2015 1:00 pm-2:30 pm
Tue Feb 17, 2015 1:00 pm-2:30 pm
Tue Feb 24, 2015 1:00 pm-2:30 pm

Intro: Crochet

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. Note: materials for this class come to approximately $20.00.

Dates/Times:

Thu Jan 15, 2015 5:30 pm-7:00 pm
Thu Jan 22, 2015 5:30 pm-7:00 pm
Thu Jan 29, 2015 5:30 pm-7:00 pm
Thu Feb 5, 2015 5:30 pm-7:00 pm

Intro: Crochet

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. Note: materials for this class come to approximately $20.00

Dates/Times:

Thu Feb 12, 2015 5:30 pm-7:00 pm
Thu Feb 19, 2015 5:30 pm-7:00 pm
Thu Feb 26, 2015 5:30 pm-7:00 pm
Thu Mar 5, 2015 5:30 pm-7:00 pm

Intro: Double Knit

Double knitting is a wondrous thing: as you knit, you create two layers with reverse colorways. Joanna has learned this skill and wants to pass it on. You will be knitting a two color cowl, one of three designs in the Yarniad pattern used for this class. Your two color cowl is knit with DK weight yarn on a US 5 16" circular needle. And as so often happens, this technique is not as hard as it would seem.

Dates/Times:

Sat Feb 7, 2015 1:00 pm-2:30 pm
Sat Feb 14, 2015 1:00 pm-2:30 pm
Sat Feb 21, 2015 1:00 pm-2:30 pm
Sat Feb 28, 2015 1:00 pm-2:30 pm

Intro: Knitting

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. Note: materials for this class comes to approximately $45.00.

Dates/Times:

Thu Jan 15, 2015 5:30 pm-7:00 pm
Thu Jan 22, 2015 5:30 pm-7:00 pm
Thu Jan 29, 2015 5:30 pm-7:00 pm
Thu Feb 5, 2015 5:30 pm-7:00 pm

Intro: Knitting

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. Note: materials for this class come to approximately $45.00

Dates/Times:

Sun Feb 8, 2015 2:30 pm-4:00 pm
Sun Feb 15, 2015 2:30 pm-4:00 pm
Sun Feb 22, 2015 2:30 pm-4:00 pm
Sun Mar 1, 2015 2:30 pm-4:00 pm

Intro: Knitting

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. Note: materials for this class comes to approximately $45.00

Dates/Times:

Thu Feb 12, 2015 4:00 pm-5:30 am
Thu Feb 19, 2015 4:00 pm-5:30 am
Thu Feb 26, 2015 4:00 pm-5:30 am
Thu Mar 5, 2015 4:00 pm-5:30 am

Intro: Knitting

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. Note: materials for this class come to approximately $45.00

Dates/Times:

Sat Feb 7, 2015 10:30 am-12:00 pm
Sat Feb 14, 2015 10:30 am-12:00 pm
Sat Feb 21, 2015 10:30 am-12:00 pm
Sat Feb 28, 2015 10:30 am-12:00 pm

Kids Knit

Kids come to learn to knit and crochet. We start simply and increase the difficulty of the projects as the child gains skills. Please have your child eat a healthy snack before attending class. One parent is required to stay in the shop while your child is present. Kid's Knit follows public school vacation and weather scheduling.

Dates/Times:

Thu Jan 15, 2015 4:15 pm-5:00 pm
Thu Jan 22, 2015 4:15 pm-5:00 pm
Thu Jan 29, 2015 4:15 pm-5:00 pm
Thu Feb 5, 2015 4:15 pm-5:00 pm
Thu Feb 12, 2015 4:15 pm-5:00 pm
Thu Feb 19, 2015 4:15 pm-5:00 pm
Thu Feb 26, 2015 4:15 pm-5:00 pm

Mitered Obsession

The Mitered Obsession Cowl is knit using Freia Handpainted Ombre Sport Yarn. Made of mitered squares, the cowl actually has a simple construction that incorporated double decreases, stripes, picking up stitches, changing color as in intarsia. Believe it or not, this is all possible for knitters who have successfully completed the introduction class. Note: materials for this class is approximately $55.00

Dates/Times:

Sun Feb 8, 2015 12:30 pm-2:00 pm
Sun Feb 15, 2015 12:30 pm-2:00 pm
Sun Feb 22, 2015 12:30 pm-2:00 pm

Sandcastle

Learn more about knitting from the top-down with this simple pattern which is an adorable update on the poncho -- youngsters keep their arms warm and in place here. Sleeves are created with simple seaming. Sizes range from infant to child.

Dates/Times:

Thu Feb 12, 2015 5:30 pm-7:00 pm
Thu Feb 19, 2015 5:30 pm-7:00 pm
Thu Feb 26, 2015 5:30 pm-7:00 pm

Sweater Basics: Bottom Up Cardigan

Sweaters are fun to knit and not at all scary! In this class you'll be knitting a small (1 year old sized) cardigan. You will learn the following skills: sweater architecture, ribbing, button bands, button holes, mock cable, increasing and decreasing, picking up stitches, and sewing all pieces together with an invisible seam. Mel would love to have an on-going sweater group -- any takers?

Dates/Times:

Thu Jan 15, 2015 10:30 am-12:00 pm
Thu Jan 22, 2015 10:30 am-12:00 pm
Thu Jan 29, 2015 10:30 am-12:00 pm
Thu Feb 5, 2015 10:30 am-12:00 pm