February Classes

Knitting classes are perfect for February!  The holidays are behind us and we’re kind of slogging along until spring.  They offer a chance to immerse ourselves in something new to enhance our knitting skills.

We have a selection of classes for you to choose from!

Kria Cardigan, Saturdays February 10th through March 3rd, 1pm-3pm

My Sister Knits, Fort Collins Colorado, icelandic sweater, letti lopi, worsted weight child sweater, yoked cardigan
Kria cardigan designed by Vedis Jonsdottir

You can learn all of the techniques needed for an adult Icelandic sweater on a small scale in Karen’s Kria class!  This child sized sweater is made with worsted weight yarn and size 7 needles so it will knit up speedily.  The colorwork pattern is ideal for newbies!  There is still room so sign up posthaste for this class; it starts Saturday the 10th.  Hold your breath, for under Karen’s tutelage you’re going to learn how to make a button band or put in a zipper and…….steek!

Milet Mittens, Thursdays February 8 through 22nd, 5:30 – 7:30pm

My Sister Knits, Fort Collins Colorado, Fort Collins, northern Colorado, colorwork mittens, Tuku Wool, fingering weight mittens, knitting classes, local yarn shop
Milet, desgined by Ysolda Teague

Here is another colorwork class, taught by Amelia.  These mittens are made with fingering weight yarn and size 2.5 needles for the most part.  The chart is easy to read and follow, especially with a piece of highlighter tape to mark your spot!  The pattern on the main part of the mitten is the ‘lice’ pattern, a mainstay of Norwegian knitting.

Finishing Techniques, Saturday February 17th, 9 – 11am

My Sister Knits, Colorado, local yarn shop, inclination cowl
Inclination Cowl, designed by Scott Rohr

In this class, you will learn how to  finish your project so it looks ‘handmade’ rather than ‘homemade’!  Amelia will show you how to weave in ends, the best way to block different types of projects from lace to cables and everything in between, and will answer any questions you may have.

Fixing Mistakes, Wednesday February 21st, 5:30 – 7pm

My Sister Knits, Fort Collins, knitting classes, local yarn shop, fixing knitting mistakes

Overheard in the shop, “I think the Fixing Mistakes class is too advanced for me.  I’ll wait until I’m a better knitter to take it”.  This may be a common fallacy.  This class is perfect for new knitters!  What better way to gain some experience with common errors?  Mistakes are a part of knitting and this class offers valuable experience in not-panicking when you have an opportunity to learn (i.e., make a mistake!).  Taught by Amelia, this class often fills up quickly but is offered on a regular basis.  If you don’t get into this one, you can get into the next one!

Sign up for any of these classes online or call the shop at 970.407.1461!


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