YARN BOUTIQUE: "Therapy on a Stick"
UPCOMING SPECIAL EVENTS
with Daniel Yuhas Designer/Instructor
Design your own Pi Shawl
(Sunday, October 28th)
6 class hours: $80
Bring your own lunch. Beverages provided.
Call the store at 585-413-1123 to sign-up. Payment is due when you call.
No Refunds after Oct 14th.
Intermediate skill level
The Pi Shawl is a great project for exploring center-out and lace knitting. Described by its inventor Elizabeth Zimmerman as having "absolutely no pattern", the simple shaping of the pi shawl makes it supremely easy to customize your garment as you go to your heart's delight. In this workshop, we'll learn the architecture of the Pi Shawl, and pick out a lace pattern or two, then cast on and get knitting. We'll learn the disappearing loop cast-on technique and magic loop method for working in the round. Class handouts will include several examples of lace patterns that work well with the Pi Shawl's geometry, and youíll also learn how to modify a lace repeat to suit your needs.
Materials: Yarn to be purchased at Yarn Boutique
A complete shawl will use approximately 800 yards of sock/fingering weight yarn - wool recommended.
One set of US6/4mm or US7/4.5mm circular needles, 34" or longer.
A pencil and eraser.
Specific Skills: Students should be familiar with working charted knitting patterns.
Class Length: 6 hour all-day
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 Ė 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. Iíve been accepted to teach at Stitches East this fall.
For more info, check Daniel out on Ravelry