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NOTE: Our classes do fill up, so signing up quickly and paying in full ahead of time will guarantee you a spot.

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Beginning Brioche

Brioche stitch is a beautiful, ancient knitting stitch with loads of variation. With this technique, stitches are slipped every other row, creating a very soft, stretchy, thick, fluffy fabric. Classic brioche stitch is reversible, with a lovely right side and wrong side. Once you have mastered one color, you can then learn to create Brioche pieces that use 2 or 3 or more colors.

When: Wednesday, August 15th
Time: 1pm - 4pm
Cost: $45

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Flat Lace Mitts

“Flat Lace Mitts” are fingerless mitts worked flat, then seamed, and have optional short-row thumbs. The mitts begin with a simple lace rib (worked before class), and feature an unusual yarn-over pattern. Besides working angled decreases and 2 stitch crosses, you will learn to “dig in the hole” — knitting and purling in the hole created by an enlarged yarn-over.

When: Friday, August 24th
Time: 1pm - 3pm
Cost: $30

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We are SO EXCITED to Announce that Carson Demers, Ergonomic Master, is Coming to Purl in the Pines November 30 - December 2nd!

By day, Carson is a physical therapist who operates an award-winning ergonomics program for a San Francisco medical center. Every other moment he's knitting, spinning, designing, teaching, or otherwise up to some fiber fun — always with a watchful eye toward ergonomics. His passion and experience in fiber arts combine with his expertise in physical therapy and ergonomics to create a unique skill set that he eagerly shares with the fiber community to keep us all creating healthfully — and comfortably — ever after.

Carson teaches at knitting, spinning, and other fiber events throughout the US. He loves to teach at local yarn shops and guilds. He has written articles for TNNA and other publications, and is a regular contributor to Ply magazine. His renowned book, Knitting Comfortably, has helped many people relieve and prevent injuries related to fiber arts.

Carson will be teaching 4 of his signature courses for us:

Knitting Sustainably

Few things are sadder to a knitter than not being able to knit any longer. How long do you plan to knit? What are you doing to make sure you can? Knitting doesn’t just happen. It requires investment in sensible (and simple) ergonomic practices. Learn what it takes to remain a comfortable knitter for as long as you care to knit.

KnitRX.

Few knitters don’t complain about discomfort in their hands and wrists at some point in their knitting journey. New knitters beware! Learn what contributes to knitter’s discomfort and most importantly, how to avoid it. Unlearn techniques that don’t serve to keep you knitting comfortably, learn to make choices to ease the work your hands do, and even some tips for making them feel better.

Knitting Happily Ever After

Ever know a knitter who hasn’t said, “Just one more row”? Me neither! I’ll bet they’ve also complained of aches and pains while knitting. In this class, you’ll learn how knitting effects the “fabric that makes the fabric”- your body. By completing a Risk of Injury assessment in class you’ll learn how knitting contributes to those aches and pains throughout your body. But more importantly, you’ll learn how to reduce them. A little knowledge and some simple changes can keep you knitting happily and safely ever after. Students who’ve taken this class have said that it should be “required learning for all knitters regardless of experience level!” and, “it’s as important as the knit and purl stitches!”

Swatchbucking!

Avast ye mateys! Let’s bring improved ergonomics to life in your knitting technique. We’ll swatch to improve your posture, comfort, and efficiency. We’ll examine yarn tensioning techniques, and all phases of stitch creation first with simple then more challenging swatches and stitches. We’ll also look at ways to add movement to knitting to avoid stiffness and injuries caused by disuse. Class is appropriate for students who are comfortable with basic knit purl stitches. Swatches of basic cable and lace patterns are also made in class. Stitch patterns are provided in both charted and written formats.

Along with these life-changing classes, this amazing retreat with Carson includes a wine and cheese reception and lecture on Friday evening, gourmet lunches on both Saturday and Sunday, and a whole lotta fun and surprises! Only $375 for the whole weekend!

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Our class lineup is always changing so keep an eye out on our website, newsletter and in store. If you don't see a class you would like feel free to email and make a suggestion. We also offer 1 on 1 lessons if there is something specific you want to learn.

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