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. 


 

Building Blocks KAL

This will be our wrap-up class. We will review blocking your squares, sewing squares together and putting a crocheted or knitted edging on your finished blanket.

Dates/Times:

Sun Jan 11, 2015 3:30 pm-4:00 pm

Building in Color KAL

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 Feb 1, 2015 1:00 pm-3:00 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" US5 needle. Join in the round being careful not to twist your stitches. Knit all rounds for 3.5". Change to 16" US7 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.

Dates/Times:

Sat Jan 3, 2015 1:00 pm-2:30 pm
Sat Jan 10, 2015 1:00 pm-2:30 pm
Sat Jan 17, 2015 1:00 pm-2:30 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

Colorwork: Two-Tone Twill Scarf

We've all fallen in love with the linen stitch scarf from Churchmouse yarns. This is a variation on the linen stitch using two contrasting tones for a zig-zag effect or two closer tones for subtle shading. This pattern uses fingering weight yarn with a US 6 and US10.5 needle (sigh!) This is a great class for newer knitters.

Dates/Times:

Fri Jan 9, 2015 10:30 am-12:00 pm
Fri Jan 16, 2015 10:30 am-12:00 pm
Fri Jan 23, 2015 10:30 am-12:00 pm

Crocheted Stone Path Hat

Here is another class for students who have taken our Crochet Intro class. You get to work on finer yarn and put to use all those skills using front posts. The hat is worked in the round from the top down starting with an adjustable ring and is decorated with cables and popcorn stitch. The brim is optional. So much to learn - so much fun!

Dates/Times:

Wed Jan 7, 2015 4:00 pm-6:00 pm
Wed Jan 14, 2015 4:00 pm-6:00 pm
Wed Jan 21, 2015 4:00 pm-6:00 pm
Wed Jan 28, 2015 4:00 pm-6:00 pm

Elise Shawl: Crochet

This class is for students who have taken the Crochet Intro class. Time to expand your skills! The crocheted Elise Shawl is made of 300 - 340 yds of sock/fingering or sport weight yarn on an I hook. We recommend American Brand yarn. The pattern is both charted and written. Designed by Evan Plevinski, it is a free Ravelry pattern, made available at Millicent's.

Dates/Times:

Tue Jan 6, 2015 4:30 pm-6:00 pm
Tue Jan 13, 2015 4:30 pm-6:00 pm
Tue Jan 20, 2015 4:30 pm-6:00 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.

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 6, 2015 10:30 am-12:00 pm
Tue Jan 13, 2015 10:30 am-12:00 pm
Tue Jan 20, 2015 10:30 am-12:00 pm
Tue Jan 27, 2015 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 Jan 6, 2015 2:00 pm-3:30 pm
Tue Jan 13, 2015 2:00 pm-3:30 pm
Tue Jan 20, 2015 2:00 pm-3:30 pm
Tue Jan 27, 2015 2:00 pm-3:30 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: our November class is interrupted by Thanksgiving week and will continue in early December.)

Dates/Times:

Thu Jan 8, 2015 5:30 pm-7:00 pm
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

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 Jan 8, 2015 5:30 pm-7:00 pm
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

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:

Sun Jan 4, 2015 2:00 pm-4:00 pm
Sun Jan 11, 2015 2:00 pm-4:00 pm
Sun Jan 18, 2015 2:00 pm-4:00 pm
Sun Jan 25, 2015 2:00 pm-4:00 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 8, 2015 4:15 pm-5:00 pm
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

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:

Fri Jan 9, 2015 4:00 pm-5:30 am
Fri Jan 16, 2015 4:00 pm-5:30 am
Fri Jan 23, 2015 4:00 pm-5:30 am
Fri Jan 30, 2015 4:00 pm-5:30 am

Socks on Double Pointed Needles

This class is on our schedule because of special request: Can you please do a sock class that is the old-fashioned way to do socks -- no socks on circular needles, no two-at-a-time socks, no socks in 2-hours classes. Just regular, old-fashioned, full sized socks on double pointed needles. Done! You will need to purchase fingering weight sock yarn and double points in size 1 or 2. Prepare to knit a lot and have fun! If there is much interest in socks, we can start a sock-knitting group.

Dates/Times:

Sun Jan 4, 2015 12:00 pm-1:30 pm
Sun Jan 11, 2015 12:00 pm-1:30 pm
Sun Jan 18, 2015 12:00 pm-1:30 pm
Sun Jan 25, 2015 12:00 pm-1:30 pm

Starshower Cowl

Starshower Cowl is a hybrid between a cowl and a shawlette. It drapes beautifully while at the same time encircles the neck and stays in place. It is knit in a fingering weight yarn. We have many extraordinary fingering yarns from which to choose. Shanti teaches this Wednesday morning class.

Dates/Times:

Wed Jan 7, 2015 10:30 am-12:00 pm
Wed Jan 14, 2015 10:30 am-12:00 pm
Wed Jan 21, 2015 10:30 am-12:00 pm
Wed Jan 28, 2015 10:30 am-12:00 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 8, 2015 10:30 am-12:00 pm
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

Sweater Basics: Top Down Cardigan

Knitting sweaters are fun and not at all scary. In this class you will be knitting an infant/child double breasted coat from the top down, designed by Cocoknits and called "Rose." Beginning at the neck you will knit a raglan construction all of one piece -- no seams! Skills learned include buttonbands and buttonholes, raglan construction, increasing stitches, knitting sleeves on double pointed needles. Rose is knit with DK weight yarn.

Dates/Times:

Sat Jan 10, 2015 10:30 am-12:00 pm
Sat Jan 17, 2015 10:30 am-12:00 pm
Sat Jan 24, 2015 10:30 am-12:00 pm
Sat Jan 31, 2015 10:30 am-12:00 pm