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List of Classes - January, February, March, April 2020

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.

 

 

SPINNING WORKSHOP with JUDY KAMEI

Spinning - drop spindleSPINNING 101: INTRO WITH DROP SPINDLE     Skill Level: Novice
A great introduction to spinning your own yarn. You’ll learn how to spin your own yarn using a spindle. In your first class you’ll select and blend fibers, then get started using a spindle. The second and third classes will cover plying and finishing yarns plus trying out a spinning wheel. Another great way to make magic with fibers!
Three sessions. Workshop fee: $75 plus materials.
Saturdays, January 25, February 1 & 8 • 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. 
or Saturdays, March 7, 14 & 21 • 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

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WEAVING WORKSHOPS with CARLA HUBBART

intro-to-weaving-sINTRO 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
Sunday, January 12 or Monday, February 10 or Sunday, March 8 or Monday, March 23  9:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Weaving---There--Back-again-Scarf"THERE & BACK AGAIN" SCARF*     Skill Level: Adv. Beg. and up
Clasped warp weaving is a straightforward technique that produces a dynamic result. You’ll enjoy wearing this scarf but be prepared to answer, "How did you do that?" over and over again.
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, January 26  9:00 - 4:00 p.m. or Monday, March 9  9:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Lace-SamplerLACE SAMPLER – WEAVE AN ORIGINAL*     Skill Level: Adv. Beg./Intermediate
Weavers will learn several hand-controlled open, or lace weave techniques while weaving a sampler. Open weave can be used as borders, rows, or as an overall pattern. These techniques cannot be duplicated by a machine – the fabric becomes absolutely one of a kind!
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, February 3  9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Weave-with-Two-HeddlesWEAVE with TWO HEDDLES *     Skill Level: Adv. Beg./Intermediate
Weaving with two heddles expands your loom’s capabilities. You will learn how to weave in layers to double the weaving width of your fabric. Your woven fabric will unfold into a lovely wrap perfect for Southern CA weather. This is a beginning "Weaving with Two Heddles" class.
Pre-requisite: Completion of “Intro to Weaving” at ABYC or equivalent. Must be able to warp a rigid heddle loom independently. Rigid heddle loom 25” minimum required.
One session. Workshop fee: $65, plus materials
Sunday, February 9  9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

table-attireFUN, DECORATIVE TABLE ATTIRE*      Skill Level: Adv. Beg. /Intermediate
A change of placemats is a quick and easy way to transform your table decor. In this class you'll design and weave a pair of placemats, warping with several colors of 8/2 cotton and weaving with one or more colors of Bud, a bulky organic cotton. Weave them for yourself or as a delightful gift for someone special. 
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, February 16  9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. or Monday, March 16  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.

DROP-IN HELP with MARY LAMMÉ (knitting only)
We are now offering Drop-in Help with Mary on Wednesday 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 and 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 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.
Sundays, January 5, 12 & 19 (knit only) • 10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.     Instructor: Anne-Marie Mallett
Saturdays, February 1, 8 & 15 • 9:00 - 11:30 a.m.      Instructor: Sandra D. Carter
Wednesdays, February 12, 19 & 26 • 6:30 - 9:00 p.m.     Instructor: Debbie Quinn
Saturdays, March 7, 14 & 21 • 9:00 - 11:30 a.m.      Instructor: Sandra D. Carter
Sundays, March 22, 29 & April 5 (knit only)  10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.     Instructor: Anne-Marie Mallett
Fridays, April 3, 10 & 17 • 10:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.     Instructor: Debbie Quinn

Block by Block"BLOCK BY BLOCK" AFGHAN – PICK YOUR BOOK*     Skill Level: Adv. Beginner & 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 select 20 blocks from each of these XRX books…Great American Afghan, Great North American Afghan and Great American Aran Afghan. You will knit one block a month. The class will continue to be offered so you can complete 20 blocks. Class is offered both day and evening.
Four sessions. Class fee: $65 plus materials.
Tuesdays, Jan. 14, Feb. 11, March 10 & April 14  6:00 - 8:00 p.m.     Instructor: Debbie Quinn
or Wednesdays, Jan. 8, Feb. 12, March 11 & April 8  10:00 a.m. - Noon

Sq by Sq  AfghanSQUARE 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 and learn 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: $65 plus materials.
Mondays, Jan. 13, Feb. 3, Mar. 2 & Apr. 6  10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.   Instructor: Anne-Marie Mallett
or Tuesdays, Jan, 14, Feb, 4, March 3 & April 7  6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Adv Coil BasketsCOIL-BASKET WEAVING: ADVANCED TECHNIQUES* 
Skill Level: Adv. Beginner Coil Weaving

Those of you who enjoyed last fall’s intro classes can now build on the skills you learned. You’ll learn to change colors, create different shapes and add handles! Class is offered both day and evening. Pre-requisite: Beginning Coil-Basket Weaving

Three sessions. Class fee: $45 plus materials and $5 Fiber Wicker fee paid to instructor at first class.

Fridays, Jan. 17, 24 & 31  10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.     Instructor: Debbie Quinn
or Mondays, Jan. 27, Feb. 10 & 24  6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

tipstricksTECHNIQUE CLASS: TIPS & TRICKS TO FIX IT*     Skill Level: Adv. Beginner & up
If you find you need to back out your knitting to fix, have dropped a stitch, or other mistakes you don’t know how to correct…then spend a few valuable hours learning and practicing a variety of tricks to fix your mistakes. You’ll feel empowered!
Two sessions. Class fee is $40 plus materials.
Wednesdays, Jan. 22 & 29  1:00 - 3:00 p.m. Instructor: Debbie Quinn

Intro to BriocheTECHNIQUE CLASS: INTRO TO BRIOCHE KNITTING*     Skill Level: Intermediate
This is for those of you who have wanted to enter the world of squishy and comfy brioche knitting. Mary will teach you the basics of two-color brioche and give you the skills to branch out. Just think, there may be brioche hats, scarves, shawls and even sweaters in your future!
One session. Class fee: $30, plus materials.
Wednesday, January 22  1:30 - 4:30 p.m.     Instructor: Mary Lammé

Brioche Mosaic  Tuck ShawlBRIOCHE, MOSAIC & TUCK SHAWL* Skill Level: Adv. Beginner Brioche, Beginner Mosaic
"Arcana" by Lesley Anne Robinson is a magical shawl that has it all…brioche, mosaic, tuck. While you need to be familiar with brioche, this rectangular shawl is a fantastic beginner mosaic knitting project. You’ll select three tones of fingering weight yarn to knit on the bias. You’ll get to watch the different color combinations transform as you work through mosaic moons, celestial pearl brioche and brioche lace half-moons. You will use both written and charted instructions.
Three sessions. Class fee: $50, plus materials.
Wednesdays, January 29, February 12 & 26  10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.     Instructor: Mary Lammé

Brioche Lace Kelp GardenBRIOCHE LACE "KELP GARDEN" SHAWL*     Skill Level: Adv. Beginner Brioche Knitter
Now that you’ve mastered basic brioche, hone your skills with this stunning triangular shawl by Meaghan Schmaltz. By using two contrasting colors you’ll be able to showcase the lovely “lace” design inspired by the kelp bulbs off the shores of La Jolla. Pattern is both written and charted. Students must have experience knitting brioche.
Three sessions. Class fee: $50, plus materials.
Wednesdays, February 5, 19 & March 4  10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.      Instructor: Mary Lammé

custom sweaterA CUSTOM SWEATER JUST FOR YOU*      Skill Level: Adv. Beginner & up
You can create your own garment…designed as you wish. It can be a sweater, vest or long coat. Select your sleeve length, a neckline you like, a fitted or boxy shape. You can even add a simple stitch pattern. In your first class you will choose your yarn and make a swatch so Debbie can create a pattern just for you. This is a perfect way to knit your first sweater.
Five sessions. Class fee: $75, plus materials
February 7, 14, March 6, 27 & TBA  10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.     Instructor: Debbie Quinn

Fair Isle ClassTECHNIQUE CLASS: FAIR ISLE*     Skill Level: Adv. Beginner & up
Sandra D. loves Fair Isle and enjoys sharing this traditional technique that has been around for generations. In just one session you’ll learn to add color designs to anything you knit. Lots of fun, colorful knitting ahead!
One session. Class fee: $30, plus materials.
Friday, February 21 • 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.      Instructor: Sandra D. Carter

socks-101SOCKS 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, fast and easy 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.
Wednesdays, March 4, 11, 18 • 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.     Instructor: Jennyfer Davis

Tech-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, March 13 • 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.     Instructor: Sandra D. Carter

Coil Baskets- Beginning NOT AdvancedINTRO TO COIL-BASKET WEAVING*     Skill Level: Everyone
Coiling is a basketry technique used by Native Americans across North America. This class will teach you to coil a colorful basket or bowl using your favorite yarns and Fiber Wicker. Learn something new while still playing with yarn! Class offered both day and evening.

Three sessions. Class fee: $45 plus materials and $5 Fiber Wicker fee paid to instructor at first class.

Mondays, March 23, 30 & April 6 • 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.     Instructor: Debbie Quinn
or Wednesdays, April 1, 15 & 29 • 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Magic LoopTECHNIQUE CLASS: MAGIC LOOP*     Skill Level: Adv. Beginner & up
Fearful of double-pointed needles? Then learn the Magic Loop method so you can 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.
One session. Class fee: $30 plus materials.
Friday, April 3 • 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.     Instructor: Sandra D. Carter

"DESIGN YOUR OWN" CHEVRON SCARF/SHAWL WORKSHOP*     Skill Level: Adv. Beginner & up
You’ll be the boss! You’ll make the decisions! Do you want scarf or shawl? Will it be small or large? Do you want to include just a couple of “mix & match” designs or add more for additional textural design? Select from one of our many Freia gradient colors and you’re sure to have a “smashing” accessory, small or large.
One session. Class fee: $30 plus materials.
Saturday, April 4 • 10 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.     Instructor: Sandra D. Carter

navelli sweaterNAVELLI SWEATER*      Skill Level: Intermediate
Caitlin Hunter’s Navelli is a stunning lightweight sweater, featuring color work at the hem and on its folded short sleeves. You should be comfortable with easy Fair Isle or stranded knitting, but will learn short rows, 3-needle bind off and how to pick up and knit sections. Navelli is knit in the round from the bottom up. It is the third in Caitlin’s “Knitaly” series of designs.
Three sessions. Class fee: $50, plus materials.
Mondays, April 6, 20 & 27 • 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 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.

Charity Knitting: Mondays, January 13, February 10, March 10, April 7  11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
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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