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. 


 

Aranami Shawl

Aranami Shawl is by the designer "Olgajazzy" and has become very popular in the knitting world. It is a modular shawl, one fan-shaped piece built upon another. You will use a fingering weight or sport or dk weight yarn to knit this. Find a gradation of color in Cascade Fingering, Frog Tree Sport, Elsebeth Lavold's Silky Wool -- or have a lot of fun with Kauni Effektgarn.

Dates/Times:

Fri Oct 10, 2014 2:00 pm-3:30 pm
Fri Oct 17, 2014 2:00 pm-3:30 pm
Fri Oct 24, 2014 2:00 pm-3:30 pm
Fri Oct 31, 2014 2:00 pm-3:30 pm

Beyond Intro

Beyond Intro means just that. You've taken our Intro to Knitting class and want to practice what you've learned in a new project. You choose your project with our help and we teach you what you need to know.

Dates/Times:

Wed Sep 24, 2014 3:00 pm-4:30 pm
Wed Oct 1, 2014 3:00 pm-4:30 pm
Wed Oct 8, 2014 3:00 pm-4:30 pm
Wed Oct 15, 2014 3:00 pm-4:30 pm
Wed Oct 22, 2014 3:00 pm-4:30 pm
Wed Oct 29, 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. Look for changes or reminders on Millicent's Facebook page

Dates/Times:

Sun Oct 19, 2014 1:00 pm-3:00 pm

Building in Color KAL

We are working on a pieced afghan by Michelle Hunter of Building Blocks fame. Building in Color has us knitting strips using 10 different color patterns. We are nearing an end: working on Panel 9 in October. Look for any details or reminders on Millicent's Facebook page.

Dates/Times:

Sun Oct 5, 2014 1:00 pm-3:00 pm

Crocheted Basket

This fun class uses only one skein of super-bulky TeeRag yarn and a simple crochet stitch in the round. Your crocheted basket will have handles. This is a free pattern off Ravelry.

Dates/Times:

Wed Sep 24, 2014 10:30 am-12:00 pm

Crocheted Bowl

Use one skein of TeeRag and a really big crochet hook to create a bowl perfect for holding yarn. Free pattern off Ravelry.

Dates/Times:

Thu Sep 25, 2014 5:30 pm-7:00 pm
Thu Oct 2, 2014 5:30 pm-7:00 pm

Curlicue Shawl

The Curlicue Shawl is based on an Oat Couture pattern of a modular baby afghan. You'll learn to do short row shaping as well as picking up stitches to build new modular units. Use a self-striping yarn like MiniMochi or Noro's Silk Garden Sock Yarn for spectacular effects.

Dates/Times:

Thu Oct 9, 2014 5:30 pm-7:00 pm
Thu Oct 16, 2014 5:30 pm-7:00 pm
Thu Oct 23, 2014 5:30 pm-7:00 pm

Dante Purse

Knit this clutch using only one skein of Noro Silk Garden. Learn to knit a slip stitch, insert a zipper, make tassels. This pattern is found in "What Shall I Knit Tonight."

Dates/Times:

Tue Sep 23, 2014 10:30 am-12:00 pm

Eva Beanie Hat and Mai Fingerless Gloves

Eva Hat and matching Mai Fingerless Gloves are knit from Kureyon Yarn and the patterns are found in Noro's "What Can I Knit Tonight?" In both the hat and mitts begin with a flat ribbed piece -- that's easy enough. But then you learn to pick up stitches for the crown of the hat and for the hand of the mitts. Mitts also have a gusset. Lots to learn -- even knitting with double pointed needles.

Dates/Times:

Wed Oct 1, 2014 10:30 am-12:00 pm
Wed Oct 8, 2014 10:30 am-12:00 pm
Wed Oct 15, 2014 10:30 am-12:00 pm
Wed Oct 22, 2014 10:30 am-12:00 pm

Eve Tea Cosy

Knit a tea cosy using Noro's Kureyon yarn, incorporating a bobble stitch. You'll knit in the round then split your work to accomodate the handle and spout. Finally you'll knit in the round again on double pointed needles. This pattern comes from "What Can I Knit Tonight?"

Dates/Times:

Tue Oct 7, 2014 1:00 pm-2:30 pm
Tue Oct 14, 2014 1:00 pm-2:30 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 Sep 23, 2014 10:30 am-12:00 pm
Tue Sep 30, 2014 10:30 am-12:00 pm
Wed Oct 1, 2014 10:30 am-12:00 pm
Wed Oct 8, 2014 10:30 am-12:00 pm
Wed Oct 15, 2014 10:30 am-12:00 pm
Wed Oct 22, 2014 10:30 am-12:00 pm
Wed Oct 29, 2014 10:30 am-12:00 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.

Dates/Times:

Tue Oct 14, 2014 4:00 pm-5:30 pm
Tue Oct 21, 2014 4:00 pm-5:30 pm
Tue Oct 28, 2014 4:00 pm-5:30 pm
Tue Nov 4, 2014 4:00 pm-5:30 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.

Dates/Times:

Wed Oct 1, 2014 2:00 pm-3:30 pm
Wed Oct 8, 2014 2:00 pm-3:30 pm
Wed Oct 15, 2014 2:00 pm-3:30 pm
Wed Oct 22, 2014 2:00 pm-3:30 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.

Dates/Times:

Thu Oct 16, 2014 5:30 pm-7:00 pm
Thu Oct 23, 2014 5:30 pm-7:00 pm
Thu Oct 30, 2014 5:30 pm-7:00 pm
Thu Nov 6, 2014 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.

Dates/Times:

Sat Oct 18, 2014 10:30 am-12:00 pm
Sat Oct 25, 2014 10:30 am-12:00 pm
Sun Nov 2, 2014 10:30 am-12:00 pm
Sun Nov 9, 2014 10:30 am-12:00 pm

Knitter's Night Out

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 and a snack to share. Come have fun with us!

Dates/Times:

Sat Sep 27, 2014 6:00 pm-9:00 pm

Lace Sampler KAL

The last meeting for the Lace Knit-Along. We are done! Bring what you have, where-ever you are in the pattern and we can celebrate a lot of hard work.

Dates/Times:

Sun Oct 12, 2014 1:00 pm-3:00 pm

Lea Shrug

The Lea Shrug is made from Silk Garden Yarn or another worsted weight yarn and is sized from small to X-large. The shrug is knitted in one piece end to end with picot edge, yarn overs and skpo as well as knitting and purling tbl -- good skills to have which will be taught in the first week of class. You'll have two weeks to knit the entire piece then meet again to learn how to sew the shrug together. The pattern is in "What Can I Knit Tonight?"

Dates/Times:

Thu Oct 2, 2014 10:30 am-12:00 pm
Thu Oct 16, 2014 10:30 am-12:00 pm

Lokken Scarf

The Lokken Scarf is a modular pattern, made of individual components that are integrated into the previous piece. This works best with a self-striping yarn of any weight between sport and heavy worsted. Knit in garter stitch. It's fun to watch this grow.

Dates/Times:

Fri Sep 19, 2014 2:00 pm-3:30 pm
Fri Sep 26, 2014 2:00 pm-3:30 pm
Fri Oct 10, 2014 2:00 pm-3:30 pm

Lokken Scarf

The Lokken Scarf is a modular pattern, made of individual components that are integrated into the previous piece. This works best with a self-striping yarn of any weight between sport and heavy worsted. Knit in garter stitch. It's fun to watch this grow.

Dates/Times:

Sat Sep 20, 2014 10:30 am-12:00 pm
Sat Sep 27, 2014 10:30 am-12:00 pm
Sat Oct 11, 2014 10:30 am-12:00 pm

Mandala Rug

Crochet this circular rug with 2 (or more) skeins of TeeRag and a very large crochet hook. This pattern works well for beginners and intermediate hookers.

Dates/Times:

Thu Sep 25, 2014 5:30 pm-7:00 pm
Thu Oct 2, 2014 5:30 pm-7:00 pm

Nina Headband

Nina Headband uses one skein of Noro Kureyon. This cable pattern will take new knitters beyond the cables in the Intro class. It is a healthy challenge. The pattern is found in "What Can I Knit Tonight?"

Dates/Times:

Thu Sep 18, 2014 10:30 am-12:00 pm
Thu Sep 25, 2014 10:30 am-12:00 pm

Parker Mini I-pad Cover

Use 1 to 2 skeins of Kureyon to create this buttoned I-pad cover. You'll learn a lozenge pattern that uses a second color. This is your chance to purchase one of our beautiful buttons for your closure.

Dates/Times:

Fri Sep 26, 2014 10:30 pm-12:00 pm

Rosy Mug Cosy

Ever burned the palms of your hands holding a hot cup of tea? A "rosy" mug cosy is what you need to solve this problem. Use one skein of Noro yarn and learn a butterfly stitch that embellishes this simple project.

Dates/Times:

Fri Oct 3, 2014 10:30 am-12:00 am

Saturday Workshop 1: Hot Times Cowl

With 180 yds of a bulky yarn and a US 11, you'll create a loosely cabled infinity cowl (7.5" wide and 48" long) that begins with a provisional cast-on and ends with the grafting Kitchener stitch.

Dates/Times:

Sat Oct 4, 2014 2:00 pm-5:00 pm

Saturday Workshop 2: Margot Cowl

he Margot Cowl is an easy and fast knit because it uses superbulky yarn (2 skeins of Ushya) and a US19 circular needle. Knit in the round, it has a simple lace pattern with yarn overs and simple decreases. Fun and a great present!

Dates/Times:

Sat Oct 11, 2014 2:00 pm-5:00 pm

Saturday Workshop 3: The Canadian

A super quick knit this cowl uses almost a full skein of superbulky Cascade Magnum, 1/2 a skein for a shorter cowl. This might be a little tricky for a beginning knitter because of the crossed rib stitch pattern but once you have it it works up easily.

Dates/Times:

Sat Oct 18, 2014 2:00 pm-5:00 pm

Saturday Workshop 4: The Bandana Cowl

Small-ish knitted cowl that uses approximately 100 yards of heavy worsted-bulky weight yarn. Pattern utilizes short-rows for shaping. The cowl has a depth that fits into open collar of a coat. Another great gift!

Dates/Times:

Sat Oct 25, 2014 2:00 pm-5:00 pm