Class and Events

Get to.....


                                                            ...this summer at Great Yarns!

That's right, get out of the heat, pull up a comfy chair at your favorite air-conditioned Yarn Shop, and learn something new!

Monday Madness, 3:00

Marvelous Market Bag, June 25 and July 9
Elizabeth will teach you to crochet this oh-so-cute-and-functional bag that expands to meet all of your summer needs!
Mistake Mastery, July 9 at 6:00
You won't learn how to make them, but how to FIX them in Rachel's popular class.
Mandalas!!!, July 16 (also at 6:30)
Learn this fun and funky technique to turn your crochet skills into works
of art!
Macrame..., July 23 (also at 6:30) back! Whether you remember the 70s or not, you can turn knots into
plant hangers!
Maybe Mesh?, July 30 and August 6 (also at 6:30)
Basic crochet skills are all you need to make this trendy wrap that will
carry you into fall.

Technique Tuesdays, 10:00

Crochet Charts Demystified, June 26
Learn how to save time, build confidence, and turn crochet symbols into
finished pieces.
Knitting in the Round, July 10
Explore the techniques of DPNs, knitting on circulars, Magic Loop....and what best suits you and you projects!
Weights, Gauges, and Other Trivia, July 17
Learn what all of those mysterious sizes, stitch counts, and weights mean!   Bring some needles and be prepared to try yarns of different sizes.
How to Pick the Right Yarn for Your Project, July 23
A follow-up to Pam's presentation at the Triangle Knitting Guild on June 11. Learn how to evaluate both yarns and patterns for best results.
Seaming, July 31
Not something we love, but necessary....learn how to make yours the best!
Cast-ons and Bind-offs, August 7
More than one way to skin a cat....or start or end your project! Try some
examples of both and learn when and where to use them. Bring needles
and an almost-finished swatch.
Knitted Chart Reading, August 14
Save time and expand your pattern horizons by knitting with charts! A little intimidated? We'll wipe your worries away with a simple chart pattern for a beautiful scarf or shawl.
Increases and Decreases, August 21
Move beyond a rectangle with several ways to increase or decrease your stitch count!

Wiggles Wednesdays, 1:30

Children's Fiber Classes in the afternoons!!!!
We'll have a different class each week that introduces young people 8 – 12 to the amazing world of fiber art!!! Each class is stand-alone, and budding artists will come home with a finished project to keep or give.
Among the projects:
Finger Knitting
Felted Flowers and Soaps
Beautiful Butterflies
Crocheted Flip-flops
Crazy cowl
Special pricing for children: $10 per session or 6 sessions for $50.

Woodland Wednesday Wrapday, 3:00

Beginning June 27; future meeting times to be scheduled....
Pat will guide you in knitting this heart-warming wrap in just about any gauge and yarn choice! The easy-to-memorize leaf pattern and useful size and shape may just make you decide that this will be the holiday present of the year. Why not get a head start on something WONDERFUL???

Thoughtful Thursdays, 11:00 , 2:30, or 4:30

11:30: Gift projects to keep for yourself or share with friends.....
Crochet Flower Pocket Tote – 2 Sessions
Knitted Lace Sachet Bag
Knitted Mosaic Coasters
Easy Fingerless Mitts – 2 Sessions
2:30: Free-form Crochet Consulations with Amazing Lisa!!!
Drop in for informal help on your freeform projects, or get inspiration to start one.
Lisa will have samples and ideas to help you get started.
4:30: Twilight Teens!!!
Who:  anyone who is interested in knitting or crocheting.
Experience is great, but we will teach beginners...
What:  starting with the basics, we'll learn stitches and put them
together in an easy-to-wear tank or tee!
When:   Thursdays at 4:30. First class is June 28.
Where:   Great Yarns, 1208 Ridge Road in Raleigh
Why:   because knitting and crocheting are FUN, SOCIAL, and make you SMARTER! You'll learn from enthusiastic teachers with lots of experience and a sense of style!

Fair Isle Fridays, 12:00, starting 6/29

KAL!!! $10 to participate, learn at the kick-off session, and receive your new motif each week.
Learn this colorful, motivating technique from Rosemary and Pam! We will start by describing the technique and introduce a new motif each week. We are using bright and colorful BC Garn Semilla yarn, but you can choose from throughout the store to create a palate for pillow or small bag that reflects your love of summer!

Super Saturdays

Stay tuned for fun and summery pop-up activities for newbies and advanced knitters and crocheters!

Sock Sundays, beginning in July!!!

Our world-traveler and amazing knitter Beth will be back in July and ready to inspire you with expert help and lovely designs!

Beginning Knit and Crochet will be scheduled as private lessons between the student and one of our friendly, expert instructors. If you are signing up on-line, please specify Daytime or Evening/Weekend. You can learn whenever it works best for YOU!!!

$25 PER SESSION, OR $120 FOR 6!! You can mix and match.
What a terrific way to meet new friends, enrich yourself, and KNOW Knitting
(or Crocheting) this summer! Come and join us!!!

** Additional discounts for the KAL or teen/children's classes.....