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List of Classes - September, October, November, December 2019

Our lovely waterfront location provides a peaceful setting to enjoy knitting with friends, both old and new. We offer day and evening classes, including beginning knitting, crocheting, weaving and specialty classes, private appointments and scheduled drop-in help sessions. We also have special workshops with some of today's most popular and experienced teachers from around the world.

To see our Special Workshops, click here.

Skill Levels, Homework & Pattern Purchasing

When signing up for a class, please note the skill level required and if there is homework.
If you do not hear about homework from us, please call the shop and inquire. Homework is designated by an * after the class name. 

Novice: Never even held a pair of knitting needles? You are a novice.

Advanced Beginner: Know how to cast on and bind off, knit and purl, increase and decrease without supervision.

Intermediate: Know a variety of stitches, how to use double points, knit in the round, and mid-level shaping without supervision.

Advanced: Know lace stitches and intricate stitch patterns, Fair Isle, and how to short row without supervision.

PATTERN INFORMATION: What does “purchase at shop”, “in-store Ravelry purchase” or “obtain at Ravelry.com” all mean? If a pattern on the ABYC Materials List indicates it can be purchased at the shop, that’s easy. We’ll just charge you for the pattern and hand you a hard copy. Some Ravelry patterns allow you to pay “in-store” and then Ravelry sends it to your Ravelry account or to your personal email. There are still other Ravelry patterns that you can download either free or with payment on your own.

 

 

 NOTE: If there is a class that you would like to take but it’s not offered when you are available, please let us know. Often we get requests to add a class at a different time, day, etc. If there are enough people interested we will certainly try and do that.

Class Policy: Class fee must be paid in advance to reserve your space. Class materials must be purchased at the shop in advance of the class. Teachers reserve the right to cancel a class with less than three sign-ups or a KAL with less than five sign-ups.

Cancellation Policy: Class and workshop fees are refundable or transferable up to two weeks before the start of the class. We cannot refund or transfer after that. 

 

For homework and materials lists, click here .

To Download a PDF copy of the class list, click here.

 

 

WEAVING WORKSHOPS with CARLA HUBBART

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INTRO TO WEAVING*     Skill Level: Novice
Curious about weaving? Learn to weave on a Cricket rigid heddle loom right here at ABYC! You will learn to set up the loom and weave a beautiful scarf using a variety of yarns. This little loom is the equivalent of a 2-harness loom, allowing you to weave items such as table runners, placemats, purses, bags and more.The skills and techniques you learn using a rigid heddle loom also transfer to other types of looms, including table and floor looms. Another great way to play with fabulous yarns.
One session. Workshop fee: $75, plus materials and $20 loom rental fee
Each workshop is one session and offered on the following dates from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Sunday, September 8 or Monday, September 30 or Sunday, November 3 or Monday, December 2 
9:00 - 4:00 p.m.

POTLUCK WEAVING!*     Skill Level: Adv. Beginner and up
Got leftovers? Bring them to this buffet of color, texture and fiber, and we’ll see what we can cook up. First you will learn how to effectively blend your yarns. After warping on your rigid-heddle loom you will select a weft yarn to compliment your warp. We’ll turn your leftovers into a mouthwatering treat. Pre-requisite: Completion of “Intro to Weaving” at ABYC or equivalent. Must be able to warp a rigid heddle loom independently.
One session. Workshop fee: $65 plus materials
Sunday, Sept. 1  9:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Weaving---Favorite-DishtowelYOUR NEW FAVORITE DISHTOWEL*     Skill Level: Adv. Beg. /Intermediate
Does having a favorite dishtowel seem odd to you? Just wait until you use a handwoven one. Yes, they make great gifts, but you’ll want some of your own. You’ll produce two waffle weave towels in organic cotton---a great combination of form and function. This could be the start of a beautiful relationship! Pre-requisite: Completion of “Intro to Weaving” at ABYC or equivalent. Must be able to warp a rigid heddle loom independently.
One session. Workshop fee: $65 plus materials
Monday, Oct. 7 • 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. or Sunday, December 8 • 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

WEAVING HELP WORKSHOP     Skill Level: Adv. Beginner and up
Need some help? Need some answers? Need to know you’re not alone out there? Then come join Carla for a Weaving Workshop. The morning session will be warping your loom. Bring your yarn, loom and accessories so you can warp in class. The afternoon session will cover weaving techniques, problem solving (broken threads, warping errors) and finishing options. You are welcome to sign up for one or both sessions. This is a review class to reinforce skills learned in previous classes or to get help on specific projects. This is not an alternative to Intro to Weaving.
One session. Workshop fee: $30 plus materials, for each session
Sun., Sept. 29 or Mon., Nov 18 • Morning sessions 9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.  Afternoon sessions 12:30 - 4:00 p.m.

ruanaI WANNA RUANA*     Skill Level: Adv. Beginner and up
The Ruana is a timeless garment that fits like a vest, but flows like a shawl. First you will weave your fabric, then after some easy cutting and sewing, you’ll have a garment that can be the finishing touch to any ensemble.
Pre-requisite: Completion of “Intro to Weaving” at ABYC or equivalent. Must be able to warp a rigid heddle loom independently.
Two sessions. Workshop fee: $65 plus materials
Thursdays, October 3 & 17 or Sundays, October 13 & 27 • 9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Fall-19---Two-Heddle-Weave-Big-Bad-BlanketTWO-HEDDLE WEAVING: THE BIG BAD BLANKIE!*     Skill Level: Intermediate and up
Envious of those soft, cuddly baby blankets? Ever thought how nice it would be to have one for yourself? If so, then this bad boy is just the ticket. Weaving with two heddles expands your loom’s capabilities. You will weave the Big Bad Blankie in two layers using multiple colors or a yarn with subtle color changes. This one’s for you!
Pre-requisite: Completion of “Intro to Weaving” at ABYC or equivalent and at least one other double heddle class. Must be able to warp a rigid heddle loom independently and be familiar with warping two heddles.
One session. Workshop fee: $65 plus materials
Sunday, September 22 or Monday, November 4 • 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

 

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DROP-IN HELP with DEBBIE QUINN
Bring in any knitting or crocheting project you need help with. This is also the place to come to get started on a project. You must know basic knitting or crocheting skills to attend these sessions.
Tuesdays and Thursdays 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. plus
Saturdays 9 a.m. - 12 noon and Thursday evenings 6:30 - 9:00 p.m. Session fee: $8.

NEW DAY!!! DROP-IN HELP with MARY LAMMÉ (knitting only)
We are now offering Drop-in Help with Mary on Monday mornings. In addition to helping you with your knitting projects, Mary is our resident expert on brioche and mosaic knitting. Just remember, you must know basic knitting skills to attend these sessions.
Wednesdays, 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Session fee: $8.

PRIVATE HELP with DEBBIE QUINN or MARY LAMMÉ
Unable to attend our usual drop-in help sessions or need more individual help? You can schedule a one-hour private appointment with Debbie or Mary. Call the shop for more information. Fee is $45 per hour. 

KNIT/CROCHET: BEGINNING & BEYOND*     Skill Level: Novice & Beginner
We now offer a combo class for those who want a beginning knit or crochet class, as well as for those who have completed the basic class but want to move forward with their new skills. Novices will learn the basics of knitting or crocheting with an easy first project. Those who have learned to knit or crochet can spread their wings with assistance.
Three sessions. Class fee is $65, plus materials.
Tuesdays, Sept. 17, 24 & Oct. 1 • 1:30 - 4:00 p.m.     Instructor: Debbie Quinn
Sundays, Sept. 22, 29 & Oct. 6 (knit only) • 10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.   Instructor: Anne-Marie Mallett
Saturdays, Sept. 28, Oct. 5 & 12 • 1:00 -3:30 p.m.      Instructor: Sandra D. Carter
Wednesdays. Oct. 9, 16 & 30 • 1:30 - 4:00 p.m.      Instructor: Debbie Quinn
Sundays, Oct. 27, Nov. 10 & 17 (knit only) • 10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.   Instructor: Anne-Marie Mallett
Saturdays, Nov. 2, 9 & 16 • 1:00 -3:30 p.m.      Instructor: Sandra D. Carter
Sundays, Nov. 24, Dec. 1 & 15 (knit only) • 10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.   Instructor: Anne-Marie Mallett
Saturdays, Nov. 30, Dec. 7 & 14 • 1:00 -3:30 p.m.      Instructor: Sandra D. Carter

Holiday StockingsJOLLY HOLIDAY STOCKING*     Skill Level: Adventuresome Adv. Beginner and up
Don’t be caught Christmas Eve without a stocking to hang! Join us and knit a festive, stranded stocking. Mary and Jennyfer will have several designs so you can select the one you like best. There are five sessions so come to as many as you can. Once you get started you can work at your own pace. Some sock knitting and/or stranded knitting experience helpful but not required.
Multiple sessions. Class fee: $50 plus materials.
Wednesdays, August 14, Sept, 18, Oct. 16, Nov. 13, Dec. 11  1:30 - 3:30 p.m.     Instructors: Mary Lammé & Jennyfer Davis

Block by Block"BLOCK BY BLOCK" AFGHAN –PICK YOUR BLOCKS*     Skill Level: Adv. Beginner and up
You’ve probably been hearing about all the gorgeous afghans our knitters have been making using patterns from XRX’s legendary series of afghan books. Now’s the time for you to start one for yourself or to gift as a family heirloom. Debbie will help you select the patterns you like best from one or more of the XRX books…Great American Afghan, Great North American Afghan and Great American Aran Afghan. You will knit one square a month. This class will be ongoing so you can complete all the squares. This class is offered both day and evening.
Four sessions. Class fee: $50 plus materials.
Tuesdays, Sept. 10, Oct. 8, Nov. 12 & Dec.10  6:00 - 8:00 p.m.     Instructor: Debbie Quinn
or Wednesdays, Sept. 11, Oct. 9, Nov. 13 & Dec.11 • 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

midnight in moscow"MEET ME AT MIDNIGHT" MOSAIC SHAWL*     Skill Level: Intermediate Mosaic
This beautiful shawl is a little more complex to build on your previously learned mosaic skills. Like the perfectly aligned hands of a clock at midnight, the exquisite center spine stitches expertly meet in the middle. This elongated triangular shawl is knit from the top down. Its easy bands of mosaic and texture create stunning results. Cheryl Faust’s easy pattern includes charts for the mosaic sections.
Three sessions. Class fee: $50 plus materials.
Wednesdays, Sept. 11, Oct. 2 & 30  1:30 - 4:30 p.m.     Instructor: Mary Lammé

cablesTECHNIQUE CLASS: CABLES*     Skill Level: Adv. Beginner & up
Have you always wanted to learn to knit cables? This easy scarf is a great way to learn. Select from one of several wools or wool blends for a scarf you'll be proud to give as a special gift – or to wear yourself.
One session. Class fee: $30 plus materials.
Friday, September 20  10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.     Instructor: Sandra D. Carter

Fall-19---Coil-BasketsCOIL-BASKET WEAVING*      Skill Level: Everyone
Coiling is a basketry technique used by Native Americans across North America. This class will teach you to coil using your favorite yarns to make colorful baskets and bowls. This is your chance to learn something new while still playing with yarn! Class offered both day or evening.
Three sessions. Class fee: $45 plus materials fee.
Fridays, September 20, 27 & October 4  10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.     Instructor: Debbie Quinn
or Mondays, October 28, November 4 & 18  6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Sq by Sq  Afghan"SQUARE BY SQUARE" CHUNKY AFGHAN*     Skill Level: Adv. Beginner and up
This is a great project for beginners who have completed our Beginner & Beyond class and now want to tackle a bigger project, bite by bite. Each month you’ll knit a 12” x 12” square while learning new pattern stitches. At the end of 12 months you’ll have a soft, chunky afghan to curl up under. This class will continue to be offered so you can complete all the squares. Class is offered both day and evening.
Four sessions. Class fee: $50 plus materials.
Mondays, Sept. 23, Oct. 28, Nov. 25 & Dec. 16  10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.   
or Tuesdays, Sept. 24, Oct. 29, Nov. 26 & Dec.17 • 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.   Instructor: Anne-Marie Mallett

BRIOCHE "FIX IT"      Skill Level: Experienced Brioche Knitter
Perfect for all you brioche knitters who have need and/or have asked for help fixing your mistakes. We’ll devote three intensive hours to teaching you how to analyze a variety of brioche errors and learn how to repair them without ripping back. Students must have experience knitting brioche.
One session. Class fee: $30
Wednesday, September 25  1:30 - 4:30 p.m.     Instructor: Mary Lammé

Magic LoopTECHNIQUE CLASS: MAGIC LOOP*     Skill Level: Adv. Beginner & up
Fearful of double-pointed needles? Then learn the Magic Loop method to knit in the round no matter how small the circumference of your project. You’ll be able to adapt this technique to socks, gloves, purses and more. This is a great technique to learn if you’d like to join our Socktober KAL beginning October 4.
One session. Class fee: $30 plus materials.
Friday, September 27 • 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.      Instructor: Sandra D. Carter

Fall 19 Socktober SOCKTOBER KAL*     Skill Level: Adv. Beginner & up sock knitter
Celebrate fall with a new pair of hand knitted socks done YOUR way! Select from four different styles in a variety of fibers and weights….traditional fingering or dk for sleep socks. Students must be comfortable knitting socks either toe-up or top-down. (See Magic Loop Technique class on Aug. 6 or Sept. 27)
Three sessions. KAL fee: $20 plus materials.
Fridays, October 4, 18 & 25  10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.     Led by: Jennyfer Davis & Sandra D. Carter

FINISH YOUR MOSAIC PROJECTS     Skill Level: Adv. Beginner & up
For all you enthusiastic mosaic knitters…Mary is offering a special “session” to help you complete one or more of the projects you started in any of her mosaic classes. If you are having a problem or have gotten off track, come let Mary help you turn your UFO into one less project in “time out.”
One session. Class fee: $20
Wednesday, October 9  1:30 - 4:30 p.m.     Instructor: Mary Lammé

FINISH YOUR BRIOCHE PROJECTS     Skill Level: Adv. Beginner & up
For all you enthusiastic brioche knitters…Mary is offering a special “session” to help you complete one or more of the projects you started in any of her brioche classes. If you are having a problem or have gotten off track, come let Mary turn your UFO into one less project in “time out.”
One session. Class fee: $20
Wednesday, October 23  1:30 - 4:30 p.m.     Instructor: Mary Lammé

Mysteries She Wrote Brioche Shawl"MYSTERIES, SHE WROTE" BRIOCHE SHAWL*     Skill Level: Intermediate Brioche
Once you’ve progressed through several brioche projects, have fun with Susanne Sommer’s adventuresome shawl that features syncopated brioche triangles, garter stitch stripes, and a contrasting short-row border in seed stitch. Select three high contrast colors of fingering yarn to make your asymmetrical shawl unique!
Three sessions. Class fee: $50 plus materials.
Fridays, October 25, November 8 & December 6  9:30 - 11:30 a.m.      Instructor: Mary Lammé

entrelacENTRELAC PURSE*     Skill Level: Adv. Beginner & up
Learn this time-honored knitting technique. Entrelac creates a textured diamond pattern comprised of interconnected squares on two different orientations. Once you get the hang of it, it’s like eating peanuts---hard to stop. Make these purses for holiday gifts or for yourself. Add some sparkle and it will be perfect to show off at holiday parties. This class a great way to learn this technique.
Three sessions. Class fee is $50 plus materials.
Tuesdays, October 22, 29 & November 5  1:30 - 3:30 p.m.     Instructor: Debbie Quinn

CONTINENTAL KNITTING*     Skill Level: Adv. Beginner & up
Want to know why some European knitters knit so fast? Ever envied the speed with which Continental knitters complete a project? You, too, can learn this efficient technique for knitting and purling in just one class. Just think, faster to the fun!
One session. Class fee: $30 plus materials.
Monday, October 28  6:30 - 8:30 p.m.     Instructor: Anne-Marie Mallett

LITTLE HOLIDAY HOUSES*     Skill Level: Adv. Beginner & up
Peek under our Holiday Sparkle tree and you’ll find some adorable miniature holiday houses for you to knit. Add them to your home decorations or use them to enhance your gift wrapping. Knit one and you’ll want to make the whole little neighborhood.
One session. Class fee: $20 plus materials.
Friday, November 1  10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.      Instructor: Sandra D. Carter

Fall 19 - Cabled Mosaic HatCABLED MOSAIC HAT*      Skill Level: Intermediate Mosaic
Mosaic knitters will love the unique mix of cables and mosaic in this pattern. Knit this stunning hat in time for holiday giving. Use two highly contrasting colors for endless combinations so you’ll find the perfect one for even the most particular person on your gift list. Students must have previously taken Intro Mosaic at ABYC or otherwise be approved by the instructor
Two sessions. Class fee: $40 plus materials.
Wednesdays, November 6 & 20  1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.     Instructor: Mary Lammé

socks-101 SOCKS 101*     Skill Level: Adv. Beginner & up
In Socks 101 you’ll make your very first sock on larger size dpns with worsted weight yarn. The knitting will be fun, easy and fast, and you’ll learn the basics. Then you’ll be ready for all those wonderful sock patterns you’ve been admiring around the shop. Students must be comfortable knitting with dpns.
Three sessions. Class fee: $50 plus materials.
Thursdays, November 7, 14 & 21  1:30 - 3:30 p.m.     Instructor: Jennyfer Davis

ME hatSUPERBULKY "ME" HAT*     Skill Level:
Peek into Santa’s pack at Holiday Sparkle and you might see this cozy winter hat knitted in Trendsetter’s new "ME." This colorful yarn is created with soft natural wool tops that are spun and twisted to give it a thick and thin texture and hand-spun feel. Combine just one skein each of two different colorways to create your own "ME" color.
One sessions. Class fee: $20 plus materials.
Fridays, November 8   1:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.     Instructor: Sandra D. Carter

 


ABYC KNITTING GROUPS

You are welcome to join the following groups. Please call if you'd like more information.

Books & Fiber Club: TBA
Annex Knitting/Crocheting: Every Friday (with some exceptions TBA)  1:00 - 5:00 p.m.

A NOTE FROM ABYC

At ABYC we are proud of our 19 years serving the fiber enthusiasts of Southern CA and beyond. Whether you are an existing or potential customer, a knitter, crocheter, weaver or spinner, we welcome you to our community. We believe that the love of fiber, color and texture is just one more way to bring us all together in this world. Please join us!
Cindy, Judy and your friends at ABYC

 

 

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