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

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 Oct 29, 2014 3:00 pm-4:30 pm
Wed Nov 5, 2014 3:00 pm-4:30 pm
Wed Nov 12, 2014 3:00 pm-4:30 pm
Wed Nov 19, 2014 3:00 pm-4:30 pm
Wed Nov 26, 2014 3:00 pm-4:30 pm

Black Hole Cowl: Crochet

The crocheted Black Hold Cowl is kind of like a big black hole until you fit it snuggly to your neck with a big button or shawl stick -- ummm, warm! Made of superbulky yarn and a P or Q crochet hook, this is a quick project that even beginners can make.

Dates/Times:

Tue Nov 11, 2014 3:00 pm-4:30 pm
Tue Nov 18, 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
Sun Nov 16, 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 Nov 2, 2014 1:00 pm-3:00 pm

Elise Shawl: Crochet

The crocheted Elise Shawl is made of 300 - 340 yds of sock/fingering or sport weight yarn on an I hook. The pattern is both charted and written. Designed by Evan Plevinski, it is a free Ravelry pattern, made available at Millicent's. (Note: This daytime class is repeated Thursday evening.)

Dates/Times:

Wed Nov 12, 2014 2:30 pm-3:00 pm
Wed Nov 19, 2014 2:30 pm-3:00 pm
Wed Nov 26, 2014 2:30 pm-3:00 pm

Elise Shawl: Crochet

The crocheted Elise Shawl is made of 300 - 340 yds of sock/fingering or sport weight yarn on an I hook. The pattern is both charted and written. Designed by Evan Plevinski, it is a free Ravelry pattern. This evening class takes a break for Thanksgiving. (Note: this class is repeated on Tuesday during the day)

Dates/Times:

Thu Nov 13, 2014 5:30 pm-7:00 pm
Thu Nov 20, 2014 5:30 pm-7:00 pm
Thu Dec 4, 2014 5:30 pm-7:00 pm

Frances Cowl: Knit

The knitted Frances cowl is a oversized, full cowl that is cozy to wear and easy to knit up quickly. It uses less than 300 yards of bulky-weight yarn, features a little shaping (created by changing needle size) and an easy stitch pattern that is perfect for a little mindless knitting! Use 3 skeins of Cascade’s Baby Alpaca Chunky - a perfect yarn for this kind of design because of the wonderful drape that alpaca has (and how soft it is next to the skin too!). Recommended needles: US 9, US 10.5. This Tiny Owl Knits pattern can be purchased from Ravelry through Millicents for $4.00.

Dates/Times:

Fri Nov 14, 2014 10:30 am-12:00 pm
Fri Nov 21, 2014 10:30 am-12:00 pm

H2O Hat

Beat Old Man Winter at his silly game with a lovely quick knit - SUPER fast, Super easy! Use super bulky yarn to make a hat in about two hours - faster (and more fun) than cleaning your house. This is a great class for those who have never knit a hat before. (Actually, Mel knit this up in 45 minutes).

Dates/Times:

Sat Nov 15, 2014 4:00 pm-5:30 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 Oct 28, 2014 10:30 am-12:00 pm
Tue Nov 4, 2014 10:30 am-12:00 pm
Tue Nov 11, 2014 10:30 am-12:00 pm
Tue Nov 18, 2014 10:30 am-12:00 pm
Tue Nov 25, 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: 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:

Sat Nov 15, 2014 2:00 pm-3:30 pm
Sat Nov 22, 2014 2:00 pm-3:30 pm
Sat Dec 6, 2014 2:00 pm-3:30 pm
Sat Dec 13, 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:

Wed Nov 12, 2014 4:00 pm-5:30 pm
Wed Nov 19, 2014 4:00 pm-5:30 pm
Wed Dec 3, 2014 4:00 pm-5:30 pm
Wed Dec 10, 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:

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. (Note: this November class is interrupted by Thanksgiving week and will continue in early December).

Dates/Times:

Fri Nov 14, 2014 3:00 pm-4:30 pm
Fri Nov 21, 2014 3:00 pm-4:30 pm
Thu Dec 4, 2014 3:00 pm-4:30 pm
Thu Dec 11, 2014 3:00 pm-4:30 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: this November class is interrupted by Thanksgiving week and will continue in early December.)

Dates/Times:

Sat Nov 15, 2014 10:30 am-12:00 pm
Sat Nov 22, 2014 10:30 am-12:00 pm
Sat Dec 6, 2014 10:30 am-12:00 pm
Sat Dec 13, 2014 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.

Dates/Times:

Thu Oct 23, 2014 4:15 pm-5:00 pm
Thu Oct 30, 2014 4:15 pm-5:00 pm
Thu Nov 6, 2014 4:15 pm-5:00 pm
Thu Nov 13, 2014 4:15 pm-5:00 pm
Thu Nov 20, 2014 4:15 pm-5:00 pm

Knitter's Night Out

SPECIAL!! Knitter’s Night Out : a 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 Oct 25, 2014 6:00 pm-9:00 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

Slope Hat: Knit

The Slope Hat has one huge cable that can be worn in front or on the side. It uses SuperBulky yarn and a US 15 circular and double points to knit up quickly. Oh, what fun! This pattern can be purchased off Ravelry from Millicent's.

Dates/Times:

Sat Nov 22, 2014 4:00 pm-5:30 pm

Starshower

Starshower is another of the shawl-cowl hybrids that is becoming ever more popular -- think of it as a shawl that won't fall off your shoulders. It is shaped as a shawl, but mostly worked in the round - so it can be worn as a shawl, but without the ends dangling down. The Open Star stitch pattern is simple and can work well with a favorite semi-solid or variegated sock yarn. Sparkle is encouraged, but not required. The shawl is worked in fingering weight yarn on a US 6 circular needle. (Note: This class is interrupted by Thanksgiving day and will continue in December.)

Dates/Times:

Thu Nov 13, 2014 10:30 am-12:00 pm
Thu Nov 20, 2014 10:30 am-12:00 pm
Thu Dec 4, 2014 10:30 am-12:00 pm

Twig Cowl: Knit

The knitted Twig Cowl is a great next step for new cable knitters. The outer ring, knit flat in superbulky yarn, has both left and right leaning cables. The inner ring of soft Caribou yarn is also knit flat in a strip. They are sewn into circles, and whip stitched together -- it’s a snap! The pattern by Tiny Owl Knits can be purchased off Ravelry at Millicent's. (Note: this class takes a break for Thanksgiving)

Dates/Times:

Thu Nov 13, 2014 5:30 pm-7:00 pm
Thu Nov 20, 2014 5:30 pm-7:00 pm
Thu Dec 4, 2014 5:30 pm-7:00 pm

Wavy Cowl: Crochet

This free pattern is suitable for beginner crocheters and can be used with any weight yarn from fingering to aran. Line your cowl with soft Caribou yarn and you'll have a perfect gift for the holidays or for yourself!

Dates/Times:

Wed Nov 12, 2014 10:30 am-12:00 pm
Wed Nov 19, 2014 10:30 am-12:00 pm
Wed Nov 26, 2014 10:30 am-12:00 pm