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Sep
14
Sat
2019
Holiday Gift Ideas @ Ball & Skein & More
Sep 14 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Join us on Saturday, September 14 from 9AM to Noon for the Holiday Gift Ideas Workshop!

Do you want to be ready with those holiday gifts but need ideas? The Ball & Skein Holiday Gift Ideas workshop is the place to be!

In this fun workshop, you’ll get a lot of ideas for holiday gifts, including knit and crochet patterns for quick projects like hats, mitts, scarves, headbands, dish cloths, holiday trees, and more!

This workshop is about planning your projects and selecting the materials to complete each project. During the class, we can even help you get started on your first project. This class is all about sharing ideas, socializing with friends old and new, and getting started on your successful holiday projects.

The yarn doesn’t come with the class, but you get a gift card and a discount to pick out what you want!

By taking the class, you’ll receive:

  • A selection of Ball & Skein exclusive patterns
  • A $20.00 Gift Card to spend any time at the Ball & Skein (even online)
  • A 20% Discount on all purchases that day

What you’ll need to bring:

  • Needles and/or hooks
  • Standard accessories (whatever is in your accessories bag)
  • Yarn, or buy it here with your discounts!

Prerequisites:
Knit projects – Able to cast-on, knit, purl, and bind off without assistance.
Crochet projects – Able to chain, and work basic crochet stitches without assistance.

Pricing: $49.00

Click here to register today

Please Read Our Cancellation Policies

Your seat in a class is guaranteed when full payment is made.

Cancellations more than 7 days from the start of the class will receive a store credit for the value of the class. If the class is full, and we can replace the seat, you’d receive a full refund.

Cancellations less than 7 days from the start of the class will receive no refund.  If the class is full, and we can replace the seat, you’d receive a full refund.

In the unlikely event we cancel a class, you will receive a full refund.

Dec
7
Sat
2019
Knit the Sideway Hat! @ Ball & Skein & More
Dec 7 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

SOLD OUT!

Join us on Saturday, December 7 from 9 AM to Noon as we learn to knit the Sideways Ribbed Hat!

Sideways Ribbed HatThere are many ways to make hats. This hat pattern has some unique features that can be used in many different projects. In this three-hour class you will learn: how to make a buttonhole; how to pick up stitches; and how to do decreases!

By taking the class, you’ll receive:
1 skein of Manos Maxima or Gloria (color of your choice)
1 Sideways Ribbed Hat Pattern
1 small ball of scrap yarn for your practice swatch
A 20% discount on all purchases the day of the class

What you’ll need to bring:
US 8 double point needles
Your usual knitting accessories

Prerequisites:
You should be able to cast-on, knit, purl, and bind off without assistance.

Pricing: $59.00

 

Please read our cancellation policies

Your seat in a class is guaranteed when full payment is made.

Cancellations more than 7 days from the start of the class will receive a store credit for the value of the class. If the class is full, and we can replace the seat, you’d receive a full refund.

Cancellations less than 7 days from the start of the class will receive no refund. If the class is full, and we can replace the seat, you’d receive a full refund.

In the unlikely event we cancel a class, you will receive a full refund.

Jan
11
Sat
2020
Fixing Mistakes in Knitting @ Ball & Skein
Jan 11 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

WE’RE SOLD OUT! – So sorry. Keep an eye out for our next class!

You can also get on a wait list, if you’d like. Contact us!

OopsMistakes Happen!

This class covers identifying and fixing common mistakes in knitting.  With a bit of practice you will learn how to spot a mistake and learn how to fix it. We will look at the most common mistakes, practice making the mistake and then building skills to fix them. We will go over tips and tricks to aid in getting those projects finished even if they have a mistake!

What we will cover in the workshop

  • Common yarn over problems
  • Count is off
  • Crossed over stitches
  • Dropped stitches
  • A hole in my work when there shouldn’t be one
  • Life lines – what are they and how to use them
  • Stitches that are too tight or too baggy
  • Uneven edges
  • Where am I in my pattern / work
  • Wrong stitch – knit when there should be a purl, purl when there should be a knit

What you’ll get in the class

  • A ball of Berroco Ultra Wool
  • A ‘Fix-It tool’
  • 20% discount on all non-sale items in the shop that day

What you need to bring

  • US 7 or 8 needles, single points or circulars
  • Stitch Markers – Locking Type
  • Darning needle
  • Helpful but not required – US 2, 3, or 4 circulars. 24″ or 32″

Prerequisites
You should be able to cast-on, knit, purl, and bind off without assistance.

Pricing: $59.00

Please read our cancellation policies

Your seat in a class is guaranteed when full payment is made.

Cancellations more than 7 days from the start of the class will receive a store credit for the value of the class. If the class is full, and we can replace the seat, you’d receive a full refund.

Cancellations less than 7 days from the start of the class will receive no refund. If the class is full, and we can replace the seat, you’d receive a full refund.

In the unlikely event we cancel a class, you will receive a full refund.

Mar
14
Sat
2020
Learn to Knit Socks @ Ball & Skein & More
Mar 14 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Learn to Knit Socks

© tincanknits

Always wanted to make a pair of socks? Maybe you tried once and it didn’t go well? Maybe it looks too complicated? This is your chance to get past that fear and learn how to make socks!

Socks are a fun, portable, functional item beloved by many knitters. Learning to make socks involves a number of steps, so we’ve broken the class into 2 sessions 4 weeks apart, giving you lots of time to work on your socks.

In this class we will learn about sock construction as well as explore various methods and techniques by working on a pair of socks that fit! We will learn each of the steps to create socks to include: casting on; working in the round; turning the heel; working the sock gusset; working the foot of the sock; and finally finishing the toe.

We will review the three methods of knitting socks: using double points; using two circular needles; and using one circular needle, also known as “magic loop”. We will also discuss knitting socks using the “toe-up” method.

In the class, we will knit our socks using double points, the oldest method of making socks. We will also work from the top of the leg down to the toe. The techniques you learn in this class will apply to all three methods.

NOTE: The class will meet in two 3 hour sessions allowing for time in between the sessions to work on your socks. The dates are Saturday March 14 and Saturday April 11. Both from 9AM to Noon.

By taking the class, you’ll receive:

  • 1 skein of Manos del Uruguay Alegria – enough to make the pair of socks (a $26 value)
  • “Knit Socks! 17 Classic Patterns for Cozy Feet” by Betsy Lee McCarthy (a $14.95 value)
  • Free “Rye Light” sock pattern by Tin Can Knits
  • A 20% Discount on all non-sale items that day.
  • That’s over $40 worth of products!

What you’ll need to bring:

  • 1 set of US1/2.25mm double point needles
  • 1 set of US2/2.75mm double point needles
  • darning needle
  • stitch markers

Prerequisites:
You should be able to cast-on, knit, purl, and bind off without assistance.

Pricing: 89.00 for both days

Click here to register today! Registration is for BOTH days

Please read our cancellation policies

Your seat in a class is guaranteed when full payment is made.

Cancellations more than 7 days from the start of the class will receive a store credit for the value of the class. If the class is full, and we can replace the seat, you’d receive a full refund.

Cancellations less than 7 days from the start of the class will receive no refund. If the class is full, and we can replace the seat, you’d receive a full refund.

In the unlikely event we cancel a class, you will receive a full refund.

 

Apr
11
Sat
2020
Learn to Knit Socks – Second Session @ Ball & Skein & More
Apr 11 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Learn to Knit Socks

© tincanknits

Always wanted to make a pair of socks? Maybe you tried once and it didn’t go well? Maybe it looks too complicated? This is your chance to get past that fear learn how to make socks!

Socks are a fun, portable, functional item beloved by many knitters. Learning to make socks involves a number of steps, so we’ve broken the class into 2 sessions 4 weeks apart, giving you lots of time to work on your socks.

In this class we will learn about sock construction as well as explore various methods and techniques by working on a pair of socks that fit! We will learn each of the steps to create socks to include: casting on; working in the round; turning the heel; working the sock gusset; working the foot of the sock; and finally finishing the toe.

We will review the three methods of knitting socks: using double points; using two circular needles; and using one circular needle, also known as “magic loop”. We will also discuss knitting socks using the “toe-up” method.

In the class, we will knit our socks using double points, the oldest method of making socks. We will also work from the top of the leg down to the toe. The techniques you learn in this class will apply to all three methods.

NOTE: The class will meet in two 3 hour sessions allowing for time in between the sessions to work on your socks. The dates are Saturday March 14 and Saturday April 11. Both from 9AM to Noon.

By taking the class, you’ll receive:

  • 1 skein of Manos del Uruguay Alegria – enough to make the pair of socks (a $26 value)
  • “Knit Socks! 17 Classic Patterns for Cozy Feet” by Betsy Lee McCarthy (a $14.95 value)
  • Free “Rye Light” sock pattern by Tin Can Knits
  • A 20% Discount on all non-sale items that day.
  • That’s over $40 worth of products!

What you’ll need to bring:

  • 1 set of US1/2.25mm double point needles
  • 1 set of US2/2.75mm double point needles
  • darning needle
  • stitch markers

Prerequisites:
You should be able to cast-on, knit, purl, and bind off without assistance.

Pricing: 89.00 for both days

Click here to register today! Registration is for BOTH days

Please read our cancellation policies

Your seat in a class is guaranteed when full payment is made.

Cancellations more than 7 days from the start of the class will receive a store credit for the value of the class. If the class is full, and we can replace the seat, you’d receive a full refund.

Cancellations less than 7 days from the start of the class will receive no refund. If the class is full, and we can replace the seat, you’d receive a full refund.

In the unlikely event we cancel a class, you will receive a full refund.

 

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