Sweater Design

Well, I totally failed to do my two blog entries last week, but I did teach 3 new people to spin in a spindle class and re-skeined a whole bunch of the knit the bridge yarn.  good excuses?  Today I thought I’d tell you about a class that has been added to the schedule.  On facebook here.

(baby) Sweater Design Workshop
April 27th, 1-3 – $40 for two session, second session to be worked out with attendants
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In this class you will begin to understand measure and fit on the simple form of a baby/toddler/child. In the first class, we will discuss your vision for your sweater, math to make it fit, and all the knitty gritty. This part will include lots of handouts and talking about sweater construction (top down, pieces, bottom up etc.). You will probably even cast on. In the second class, you will have knit a bit and you can come back at me with your questions.

april @ the studio

it is the last month at the studio!  check out what is happening here.  there’s lots going on.  you can also expect to see a (baby) sweater design workshop towards the end of the month (probably the 27th). clearly we are going out with a BANG!

one very special event is the re-skeining of the exclusive Knit the Bridge colorways that i (and a few friends) dyed… happening on the 14th.  good stuff.  i hope if you haven’t made it to the studio yet, you can come to one of these events.  plenty of them are just of the knitting/chatting/spinning sort.
Knit the Bridge Exclusive Colorway
Knit the Bridge Exclusive Colorway
you can also read this month’s newsletter here.

march at the studio

the march newsletter can be read here

Open Studio
March 1st, 4-8, FREE
Come knit, spin, chat and/or shop.

Open Studio Class, 5:30-6:30 (offered during open studio in another room) drop in
$5 or free with a yarn purchase

Come learn how to attach a simple garter stitch edging to a piece of knitting. This will get you ready to do any edging, lacy or otherwise. Same basic principle.
handspun pinwheel

Open Studio
March 10, 2-6 – FREE
Come knit, spin, chat and/or shop.

Open Studio Class, 2:30-3:30 – (offered during open studio in another room) drop in
$5 or free with a yarn purchase

Come enjoy the yoga stylings of knitter and yogini Sharon Rudyk of Yoga Matrika. We will be emphasizing stretches designed to get knitters limbered up and knitting better than ever!

March 15, 16, 17 – Pittsburgh Knit and Crochet Festival
Where I will be teaching Embroidery on Knitting and Beginning Spinning – Drop Spindle.
on my favorite drop spindle...

Because of the classes I am teaching at Pgh Knit and Crochet, I am not teaching at the Studio this month. You can look forward to more classes in April. I am planning to at least have a drop spindle class in April – I have several folks interested. If you are interested, please let me know!! That way I can coordinate all of us and find a time that works for everyone.

I am sad to announce the closing of the studio at the end of April. It is the end of an era, but don’t worry! I’ll have my home studio set up for people to come buy yarn and I am planning to teach at Crazy Mocha in Squirrel Hill. I have had enough people still want to take classes that I thought it was worth it. If you have a class you’d like to take from me, please let me know and once I have a couple of people, I’ll put it on the schedule! Classes coming soon: Beginning Spinning on a Drop Spindle, Baby Sweater Design, Baby Surprise Jacket, and Cast ons and Bind offs.

February at the Studio

February is a busy month here at the studio, here’s what is going on.

Open Studio
February 1st, 4-8, FREE
Come knit, spin, chat and/or shop.

Open Studio Class, 5:30-6:30 (offered during open studio in another room) drop in
$5 or free with a yarn purchase
springlingorange
Have you been wanting to try a lace pattern but didn’t know which to start with? Come learn the lace stand by, feather and fan. You won’t be disappointed!

Color Theory for Knitters – Exploring new color combinations
February 9th, 1-4, $35
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Come push the boundaries of color. We will first discuss the basics of the color wheel and color theory, then we will delve right in to exploring our own personal color biases using pictures that we think are beautiful. Your knitting life will never be the same! I guarantee it.

Indie Knit and Spin Boutique
What: Another chance to see and purchase from some of your favorite Indie Knit and Spin Vendors!
Who: Everyone who loves to work with beautiful and unique yarn and fiber. Vendors will be SpaceCadet Creations, Cosymakes Studio, Gwen Erin Natural Fibers, Fibernymph Dye Works, and Burgh Baby Gear.
Where: Cosymakes Studio, 1406 South Negley, Pittsburgh PA
When: Sunday February 10th, 2012, 12:00-5:00
Here’s the facebook event!

Open Studio
February 17th, 2-6 – FREE
Come knit, spin, chat and/or shop.

Open Studio Class, 2:30-3:30 (offered during open studio in another room) drop in
$5 or free with a yarn purchase
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Come learn how to do Applied I-cord on your knitting. This can be used to finish around the outside of a blanket, to make a button band, or… You’ll need a swatch to practice on and two dpns or a circular needle.

Color Theory for Knitters

February 9th, 1-4, $35
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Come push the boundaries of color. We will first discuss the basics of the color wheel and color theory, then we will delve right in to exploring our own personal color biases using pictures that we think are beautiful. Your knitting life will never be the same! I guarantee it.
color theory for knitters
Email cosymakes@gmail.com with any questions or if you’d like to sign up for the class. Be sure to contact me so you can get the supply list.
See the facebook event here.

Triangle Shawl Workshop

scrappy prayer shawl
Sunday January 13th, 2-4, $25

Learn the basics of triangular shawl knitting. We’ll cover how they get to the basic shape, examine different sorts of increases, and work out how to get a garter border so that stockinet won’t roll. We will also talk about altering to shape to get a tie shawl and how to insert patterns.

Bring with you yarn and needles. We will make mini shawls during the class, but you’ll leave ready to make your own big shawl!
triangle shawls
Email cosymakes@gmail.com with any questions or if you’d like to sign up for the class.
See the event on facebook here.