Welcome to Lancaster Yarn Shop's Class & Workshop Blog!

Lancaster Yarn Shop offers a variety of classes and FREE workshops for fiber artists of all skill levels, from Absolute Beginner to Extremely Accomplished. The emphasis is on celebrating the tradition of knitting and handwork (and learning cool new stuff!) in a fun and friendly atmosphere.

Classes and Free Workshops are held at the Yarn Shop in our beautiful upstairs studio at 3519 Old Philadelphia Pike in Intercourse, Lancaster County, PA. (HERE for directions). There is plenty of free parking, and we are just steps from the terrific restaurants and great shopping at Kitchen Kettle Village. Classes are taught by our experienced and knowledgeable instructors and classified by skill level.

Free Hat Workshop Tuesday, January 11

Announcing our fourth free Knitting Workshop! Join us on Tuesday, January 11 to cast on a wurm hat!  Class size is limited, please call (717) 768.8007 to reserve your spot right away!

Project:  wurm
Date:  Tuesday, January 11, 2011
Time:  9:30a - 11:03a
 photo by katushika c 2009

The wurm is a funky, beautiful, bouncy and warm hat.  'Katushika,' a knitter from Vienna, Austria, designed & published the pattern on Ravelry in May 2009.  With 1,074 FO's, Ravelers have voted with their needles--this is a great hat!  Who doesn't need a fun and new "I made it myself" hat? 

Special thanks to Katushika for permission to use her free pattern for our Free Workshop!

100 grams Sport weight yarn, US #4 & US #6 needles 40" circulars (or 16" & one set DPNS in larger size), stitch marker, tapestry needle
small, medium, large

This workshop is suitable for Intermediate Knitters.  Intermediate Knitters are Current Knitters who know the basics:  long-tail cast-on, knit, purl, and bind off.

Sign up for this workshop to develop your knitting skills!  The pattern features a simple combination of stockinette & reverse-stockinette.  We'll learn magic loop (can also be knit on regular 16" circular needles & DPNs), how to knit a hemmed, double edge on a hat brim, and other cool techniques that will move your knitting forward!

Students must download & print their own copy of the pattern.  It is available as a free download on Ravelry.   You may bring your own needles and tools for this project, but please plan to purchase yarn for this project at LYS. Thanks!

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