​​Yeeks! Steeks! Tuesdays, October 2, 16 and 30 6:30-8 PM

​    Colorwork is made easier using steeks, as you only need do the color work on the right side. In this sweater, the Bergitte Cardigan by Kristin Drysdale, you will learn how to use a steek from set-up through cutting to finishing. Worked up in worsted weight yarn, it is a relatively quick-to-knit project. Class meets every other week for plenty of knitting time. $45 plus pattern. Take a look at the pattern here: https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/bergitte-cardigan​ 

 

Madtown Yarn Shop Hop: Friday, Saturday, and Sunday October 12- 14

(regular hours Fri/Sat and 10 AM- 4 PM Sunday)

   This will be a great event all around the Madison area. We'll have sales, specials, and door prizes. You'll also be able to pick up a punchcard at any of the shops to fill up and turn in for a grand prize!


Needle-Felted Mask: Saturday, October 20 from 9 AM-nooon

   Gwyn will be teaching this fun class. Check out her masks for sale in the shop for inspiration! In this 3 hour workshop, you will make a base and embellish it to create whatever mask your imagination can dream up. $35 includes all tools and materials (more embellishments will be available to purchase). 


 Tie-Dye for Everyone: Saturday October 27 from 9-11 AM
   A great way to have some parent/kid fun, or try something new by yourself. Dye a silk scarf to keep, or create a gift of socks or a bright t-shirt. When you sign up, we will give you info on items you can choose. $20 plus the cost of the items to dye. Register by October 15th to allow time for ordering t-shirts, etc.


Open Dye Day: Saturday October 27 from 10 AM- 4 PM
   Would you like to play with dye? Want someone else to do the prep work and cleanup? Drop by The Cat and Crow back room today to dye a skein of yarn, a sock blank, or some roving. $10 (to dye up to 1 lb. of fiber). Yarn and fiber to dye will be available to purchase.


Intro to Rigid-Heddle Weaving: Saturday November 3 from 9 AM- Noon
​    This is a beginning weaving class.  You will learn how to warp a Cricket loom and weave a scarf. $30 for the class plus the cost of yarn (we'll have you pick something out when you sign up.) A Cricket loom can be rented for $20/month if you do not own one. This rental fee may be applied to the purchase of a loom in the future.


Christmas Stocking: Wednesdays November 7 and 14 from 6:30- 8 PM

​    Knit an heirloom! The Nancy Lindberg Christmas Sock pattern is extremely versatile and is done with stranded knitting motifs and an after-thought heel. There is a lot to learn about charts, customizing, duplicate stitch and more! $30 plus pattern and either worsted or bulky weight yarn for your stocking.


Intro to Brioche: Saturday November 10 from 10 AM- Noon
   The basic workings of this intriguing technique will be revealed. Brioche stitch yields a very cushy reversible fabric, which we will create in two colors.  $15; bring 2 colors of medium weight yarn, and needles appropriate for that yarn. 


No More Stinky Socks: Tuesdays Nov. 27, Dec. 4 and 11 from 6:30- 8 PM

   This is our beginning sock class. Learn how to knit socks from the cuff down. If you know how to knit in the round you will be ready for this fun class.  $45


Silk Scarf Dyeing: Saturday Dec. 1 10 Am- Noon OR Wednesday Dec. 19 6- 8 PM

   Have fun and make a one-of-a-kind scarf. No experience needed; just bring your imagination. There will be time to dye multiple scarves during the class if you'd like. $10 plus cost of the scarf or scarves.

 

 

Classes that will be offered again (or let us know if you'd like a private lesson or class):

Magical Mosaic Shawl:  (3 hour class)
    Learn this fun and popular technique for knitting with 2 colors. It looks more complicated than it is! You only knit with 1 color in each row.  You'll learn new kinds of slipped stitches to create the intricate-looking texture of the shawl. To get inspired, check out all the finished ones on Ravelry: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/frieze-shawl.

 

Infant Hat Knit-a-long:​
​   Please consider joining us to help raise awareness of heart disease in children.  We'll be knitting preemie and newborn hats in red and donating them to the American Heart Association.  They are hoping to have enough hats for all babies born in February which is Heart Month. You'll need red washable cotton, wool, or acrylic and needles in 12" or 16" circular or double points. You can find patterns when you google Little Hats, Big Hearts Madison. We'll be here to help you along and feed you treats!

 

Intro to Brioche: (2 hour class)
   The basic workings of this intriguing technique will be revealed. Brioche stitch yields a very cushy reversible fabric, which we will create in two colors.  $15; bring 2 colors of medium weight yarn, and needles appropriate for that yarn. 

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Basic Crochet: (3 hour class)
    Learn the basics of crochet and make a fun flower along the way!  Bring some worsted weight smooth yarn and bring or borrow a crochet hook.  $30


Beginning Knitting: (3 week class 4.5 hours total)
   Learn how to knit, purl, cast on, and bind off while you make a basket-weave scarf. $45 includes pattern and practice yarn.

 

Fix-It Master: (2 hour class)
   You are the master of your knitting! Take this workshop and get more comfortable and confident fixing mistakes in stockinette and garter stitch. We'll use needles, a crochet hook, and fingers...whatever it takes to get rid of problems. $20 (bring smooth light color worsted weight yarn and size 8 needles to class.)

Hand-Dyeing Workshop: (4 hour workshop usually on a Saturday)
​   Learn several ways of dyeing yarn to get the effect you want.  We'll play with hand painting, kettle dyeing, and more.  You will also learn more about how colors work together and what a yarn will look like when it is knit.  $40 plus cost of yarn to dye.

​Entrelac Workshop: Saturday April 21 from 1- 4 PM
​    Learn the basics of entrelac in two colors and get started on a cute hat (Ashlar on Ravelry) in your choice of sizes. $30 includes pattern.

 

Open Dye Day: (all day first come, first serve)
   Would you like to play with dye? Want someone else to do the prep work and cleanup? Drop by The Cat and Crow back room today to dye a skein of yarn, a sock blank, or some roving. $10 (to dye up to 1 lb. of fiber). Yarn and fiber to dye will be available to purchase.


Stranded Knitting:​ (3 hour class)
   In this class you will learn classic stranded knitting with two colors at a time, using the beautiful pattern, Basic Norwegian Star Hat.  You'll need to knit the ribbed brim before class starts, so we can get to the learning right away!  Kits for other two-color hats will also be available.  $30 plus the cost of a kit (about $15) and pattern.

Intro to Rigid-Heddle Weaving: (3 hour class)
​    This is a beginning weaving class.  You will learn how to warp a Cricket loom and weave a scarf. $30 for the class plus the cost of yarn (we'll have you pick something out when you sign up.) A Cricket loom can be rented for $20/month if you do not own one. This rental fee may be applied to the purchase of a loom in the future. 

 

Fine print: We require payment at the time of registration to hold your spot.  You can call with a credit card or mail a check or stop in and pay in person.