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Summer 2018 Knitting Classes:
Instructor: Christina Giles

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Knitting 101
Mondays  |  7/9 - 7/30  |  9-10:50 a.m.  |  HEC Medford  |  $49
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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.  
Supplies:
The Web-sters 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
OR
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.

shawletteKnitting: Stylish Shawlette
Mondays  |  8/6-8/27  |  9-10:50 a.m.  |  HEC Medford  |  $49
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Close to You Shawlette by Justyna Lorkowska, of Lete’s Knits, is a simple but stylish biased triangular shawl with a zigzag-eyelet border.  It is perfect for cool summer evenings or adding a pop of color to an outfit.
Prerequisite:
Please know the knitting basics (cast on, bind off, knitting and purling).  Also, there is quite a bit of increasing and decreasing in this pattern so please familiarize yourself with these techniques and we will go over them in class as needed.
Supplies:
Please download the free shawlette pattern called “Close to You” by Justyna Lorkowska on Ravelry.com.  If you do not have an account, I highly recommend getting one and it’s free!  Here is the link: https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/close-to-you
400 yards fingering weight yarn
Size US 6 – 32” circular needle
Stitch markers
Tapestry needle

fall beanieKnitting: Fall Beanie
Thursdays  |  8/16 - 8/30  |  6-7:50 p.m.  |  HEC Medford  |  $49
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Woodsmoke by Dami Hunter, of Magpie Fibers, is a wonderfully cozy hat for fall and it can be worn 2-ways.  It is also a fun, quick knit, so it makes a great gift! 
Prerequisite:
Please be familiar with knitting basics (cast on, bind off, knitting and purling).  If you have not used double pointed needles before, this is the perfect opportunity to learn!  You will also learn simple decreasing.
Supplies:
Please download the free hat pattern called “Woodsmoke” by Dami Hunter on Ravelry.com.  If you do not have an account, I highly recommend getting one and it’s free!  Here is the link: https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/woodsmoke-4
100 yards bulky yarn
Size US 10 - 16” circular needle
Size US 10 double pointed needles (DPNs)
Stitch markers
Tapestry 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.