YARN BOUTIQUE: "Therapy on a Stick"
UPCOMING SPECIAL EVENTS
with Daniel Yuhas Designer/Instructor
Eternal Knot Baby Blanket
(Monday, October 29th)
3 class hours: $40
Call the store at 585-413-1123 to sign-up. Payment is due when you call.
No Refunds after Oct 14th.
Advanced skill level
Have you heard of traveling cables? These cables travel so far the fabric can't contain them! This sumptuous and thickly patterned baby blanket creates the illusion of a knot woven into itself without end. We'll also learn a sanity-saving technique for correcting miss-crossed cables. With lots of loops for little hands to hold onto, the completed blanket will make a wonderful baby gift, or students may continue the sample we work in class as a scarf.
Materials: Materials: Yarn to be purchased at Yarn Boutique
The complete blanket will use approximately 1500 yards of worsted weight wool.
Smooth yarn in a light, solid color (wool recommended)
Circular needle 24" or longer
Two double-pointed needles in a size appropriate for the yarn
A cable needle.
Specific Skills: Students should be familiar with increasing, decreasing, I-cord, and cables.
Class Length: 3 hour workshop.
Class Maximum: 20
BOOK SIGNING EVENT
Pick up a copy of Daniels new book and get it signed by the author
Sunday October 28th
At Yarn Boutique, 1855 Monroe Avenue, Rochester
Knitting from the Center Out: An introduction to Revolutionary Knitting with 28 Modern Projects
I learned to knit as a college kid nearly 20 years ago, and the obsession grown in me ever since.
I believe that knitting is fundamentally good for the universe.
Every stitch we knit and every choice we make is an act of creativity. Knitting
keeps our minds active and engaged. And the rhythmic, repetitive work with our
hands is a natural anti-depressant. Most important, though, it's really fun.
It's amazing how two sticks, two stitches, and some twisted string can be combined in so many innovative ways to make so many beautiful things and I love it when my role as a teacher is to encourage that spark of creativity in my students.
I got hooked on center-out knitting when I knit a baby blanket for my first niece – one thing led to another and the next thing I knew, I was using the center-out technique to knit a toy octopus, then lace, then socks, hats and garments. Now a few years later, my first book, Knitting from the Center Out, is coming out this fall from STC Craft.
I started teaching in 2009 and have appeared at the Pittsburgh Knit & Crochet Show, The New England Fiber Arts Retreat, and the TKGA Knit & Crochet Show, as well as teaching for local shops and guilds. I’ve been accepted to teach at Stitches East this fall.
For more info, check Daniel out on Ravelry