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Knitting 101 & 201

knittingKnitting 101 (cancelled)
Mondays  |  9/24-10/15  |  9-11 a.m.  |  HEC-322 Medford  |  $49
Instructor: Christina Giles
This course is for a novice or someone who would like a refresher in the basics of knitting.  You will learn the basic techniques to get started which include: casting-on, knitting, purling, and binding off.  
The Websters 11 N Main St, Ashland 
1 Hank Plymouth Yarn (yarn brand) "Fantasy Naturale" (yarn type). This is 100% mercerized cotton yarn. Please have shop wind yarn into a ball. 
I set of Clover (brand) Bamboo US 7 - 24 inch OR 29-inch CIRCULAR knitting needles.
Total cost approx. $20.00
Michaels Craft Store 3475 Crater Lake Hwy, Medford 
1 ball Sugar 'n Cream "Lily Cotton." This is 100% cotton yarn. Yarn is already in a ball and ready to use.  
1 set of Clover, Bamboo US 7 - 24 inch OR 29-inch CIRCULAR knitting needles.
Total cost approx. $12.00
If you have needles at home, you can use these, but please check the size of your needles--should be a US 7 (US 8 could work too). Also, you may use straight needles if you already have them, but I guarantee you will be much happier with circular needles. Project pattern will be provided by instructor in class.

Knitting 201 (cancelled)
Wednesdays  |  9/12-9/26  |  9-11 a.m.  |  RVC-A11 Medford  |  $39
Now that you’ve learned the very basics, here’s your opportunity to expand your new knitting skills. You’ll be surprised how far you’ve come.
Pre-requisite: Complete Knit 101 or know how to knit, purl, cast on and bind off.
Pattern will be provided at first class
200 yards DK weight yarn or #3 on Craft Yarn Scale
US 8 24” Circular needles
Stitch Marker
Darning Needle

Christina Giles

Christina GilesI began knitting shortly after 911.  The world was so chaotic and I had a ton of anxiety.  I read an article that explained how knitting was “yoga for the mind.”  I was looking for something to quiet the storm in my head.  So…I took a class at a little yarn shop by my house in Long Beach, CA and that was it--I found the peace of mind I was looking for.  Knitting has been my passion for over 15 years now.  I worked in a beautiful yarn shop in Southern California where I also taught knitting for 10 years.  I recently moved to Southern Oregon and I love it here!  I also enjoy reading, hiking, craft beer and baby goats.