Monday, January 6, 2014

New Tricks

Want to learn something new this year? Why not trying learning to knit in the round? That may sound silly to those of you who have been doing it for years but there is more than one way to do it and the Goat is offering classes for three different methods this month.

Class 1: Knitting in the round on a circular needle - This is the easiest way to knit in the round but it is limited on the circumferences that you can work on. You will need to need to stay within a few inches of your pattern's final circumference. This is great for hats, cowls or pullover sweaters. We are offering this class on January 7, 2014.

Class 2: Knitting in the round with DPNs - DPN stands for double point needle and this method is great for small circumferences that get a bit cumbersome on circular needles. Using multiple sticks may look intimidating but it's easy to get the hang of and a great tool to have. We are offering this class on January 14, 2014.

Class 3: Knitting in the round, Magic Loop Method - Magic Loop uses an extra long circular needle to knit any circumferences. You can make a hat without ever having to change your method of in-the-round knitting. This is particularly helpful with small circumferences like the fingers of a glove so as to avoid using multiple needles with the DPN method. We are offering this class on January 21, 2014.

For class times or to sign up please call us for more information at 916-899-5416. Hope to see you soon.

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