Friday, February 19, 2010

Workshop ideas for our contest. Please cast your vote!

1) Sock classes - top-down, toe-up, knee-high (stocking) class. Maybe combine all of it, so that beginners can work with advanced sockers, and advanced sockers are encouraged to try another method. I, for example, am not “afraid” of toe-up socks, but after appr. 150 pairs of socks top-down, German heel, and standard toes, I can knit them blind fold and need some extra nudging toward a new technique.

2) Argyle sock class

3) EZ’s baby surprise jacket class.

4) A Twisted Stitch (i.e. knit in the back loop) class, to make alpine/tyrolean style knee-high stockings; amazing patterns exists in the Alps area which can also be used for vests and cardigans.

5) Gloves and mittens classes

6) Dyeing with natural ingredients

7) Helmet liner class, to support our troops overseas. They also accept scarves. (They will be most appreciated, cherished and used!)

8) Seamless raglan/yoke sweater (top-down, bottom-up or both) class.

9) Lace class

10) Fair Isle class


12)Fingerless gloves for men

13) Matching up patterns with the yarn stash you have

14)I think a workshop on wild & crazy shawl/scarves would be ever so much fun! (You do have the yarn for just this type of class!)

15)I think a finishing a project class would be very helpful. (just finished a sweater for my daughter, she knit it, I put it together … poorly)

16)Maybe a design a sweater series of classes. I think I’m ready to move to that stage. I like how Elizabeth Zimmerman percentage system reads. Planning it out and then working on it in stages would be a great series in my opinion

17) Beginning knitters class

18) I think there ought to be a 2-3 part workshop to make a felted tote bag using the 4 square pattern in thh knitter’s dozen book. It is super easy and even a novice knitter and felter could do it.

19) A dishcloth extravaganza for beginning knitters. Some interesting stiches in a small format could be ideal for a workshop.

20) A finishing touches workshop on blocking seaming and making projects look super professional without having to be a guage/tension nazi.

21)Felted Bag

22)Fair Isle Hat

23)Chart Reading

24)Felted Animals

25)Magic Loop sock method

26)Incorporating beading into your knits

27)Intarsia bag

28)Baby Layette

29)Knitting two socks at a time

30)Needle Felting


32)Knit/Crochet flowers-embellishments


34)Toe Up Socks

35)Baby Surprise Jacket

36)Lace Knitting

37)A class to address UFO’s you are stuck understanding what to do?

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