February Classes

February classes are here!

AN socksBasic Socks: Learn to knit socks on double pointed needles using DK or worsted weight yarn. You will learn the art of picking up stitches, turning the heel, and grafting the toe. See how easy, simple, and fun it can be!
·    Thursdays, February 5, 12, 19, & 26 from 6-8 PM
·    Cost: $50.00 plus supplies. Instructor: Kathryn

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Beginners Hat: This class is designed to give students a chance to knit in the round with circular needles and DPNs. Students will learn to cast on, connect stitches in the round, decrease to shape the crown, and finish the top of the hat.
·    Mondays, January 26 & February 2 from 6-8 PM
·    Cost: $30.00 plus supplies. Instructor: Andrea

begin knit smallBeginning Knitting: In this four week class you will learn all the basics of knitting – the knit stitch, cast on, bind off, increasing, decreasing and more.
·    Tuesdays, February 3, 10, 17, & 24 from 6-8 PM
·    Cost: $50.00 plus supplies. Instructor: Andrea

picking up dropped stitchBeginners Preventing and Fixing Mistakes: Ever get to the end of a row and find your stitch count is off, or that holes have appeared? Are your stitches looking a little wonky? Learn what common mistakes we all make while knitting and how to fix them.
·    Monday, February 23 from 6-8 PM
·    Cost: $20.00 plus supplies. Instructor: Andrea

cadeautjeCadeautje: These thick, soft slippers use a technique called thrumming.  Learn it in this class.
·    Tuesdays, February 17 & 24 from 6-8 PM
·    Cost: $30.00 plus supplies.  Instructor: Beth

clayoquotClayoquot Toque: Learn how to knit fair isle with this great hat! Sized from newborn to adult large, this hat would be a great as a gift or for yourself.
·    Wednesdays, February 4 & 11 from 6-8 PM
·    Cost: $30.00 plus supplies.  Instructor: Kathryn

brain freizeCowl of the Month: Come join us once a month to learn new techniques, stitches, and textures while having a lot of fun! Each month a new cowl pattern will be introduced that incorporates one of these three methods of knitting. We will learn the new pattern by making a sample swatch then casting on to create the new (and beautiful) cowl of that month. Come to one class or all! This will be a great time to meet with other knitters while learning something new! The February cowl is Brain Frieze.
·    Wednesday, February 4 from 6-8 PM
·    Cost: $20.00 per class plus supplies. Instructor: Beth

close shawlFINALFanfare: Learn to work short rows in this versatile shawl! This trumpet shaped shawl can be styled in numerous ways and worked in either DK or worsted weight yarn.
·    Wednesdays, February 18 & 25 from 6-8 PM
·    Cost: $30.00 plus supplies.  Instructor: Kathryn

fox pawsFox Paws: Fox paws is a rectangular wrap with a distinctive stripe motif that looks like little interlocking fox feet. Using only increases and decreases, stripes are shaped into extreme waves. It can be worked in 2 or more colors without any stranded or intarsia techniques so there are no strange loops on the wrong side and the wrap is very stretchy and drapey.
·    Mondays, February 2, 9, & 16 from 6-8 PM
·    Cost: $40.00 plus supplies.  Instructor: Beth

magic loop handwarmerRed Tail Hawk Hand Warmers: Learn how to cable and work with double pointed needles with these worsted weight hand warmers.
·    Tuesdays, February 9 & 16 from 6-8 PM
·    Cost: $30.00 plus supplies.  Instructor: Andrea

As always, class space is limited so call us at (614) 888 – 8551 or stop by the shop to sign up!

Follow Your Arrow 2 KAL

New KAL! Same time as Barndom KAL!

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We are so excited about the new Ysolda Follow Your Arrow knit along that we are doing this knit along along with Barndom!
Get ready for the second mystery knitalong from Ysolda, with a choose your own adventure style twist. Just like last year there will be five clues, and every clue will come with two options either of which builds perfectly from whichever you chose previously.
Learn more about this KAL here.
KAL will be on Friday evenings on:
– January 23
– January 30
– February 6
– February 13
– February 20

Barndom KAL

Join us for our newest knit along this Friday from 5-7 p.m.!

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Barrndom by Stephen West is the pattern for our new KAL. Choose two or three colors of fingering weight yarn for this top down triangular shawl. The entire fabric is worked in garter stitch with columns of stockinette slipped stitches that travel to form bold geometric shapes.

Join us for this knit along on Friday evenings from 5-7 p.m. on:

– January 9
– January 16
– January 23
– January 30

New Store Hours

Beginning December 26, 2014, Knitters Mercantile will have new store hours. Changes are highlighted in red.

Mon, Tues, Wed, & Fri
10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Thursday
10:00 am – 8:00 pm

Saturday
10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Sunday
12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

January Classes

AN socksBasic Socks: Learn to knit socks on double pointed needles using DK or worsted weight yarn. You will learn the art of picking up stitches, turning the heel, and grafting the toe. See how easy, simple, and fun it can be! Cost: $50.00 plus supplies. Instructor: Kathryn

 – Wednesdays, January 7, 14, 21, & 28 from 6-8 PM

begin knit smallBeginning Knitting: In this four week class you will learn all the basics of knitting – the knit stitch, cast on, bind off, increasing, decreasing and more. Cost: $50.00 plus supplies. Instructor: Kathryn

 – Thursdays, January 8, 15, 22, & 29 from 6-8 PM

cowl of the monthCowl of the Month: Come join us once a month to learn new techniques, stitches, and textures while having a lot of fun! Each month a new cowl pattern will be introduced that incorporates one of these three methods of knitting. We will learn the new pattern by making a sample swatch then casting on to create the new (and beautiful) cowl of that month. Come to one class or all! This will be a great time to meet with other knitters while learning something new! Cost: $20.00 per class plus supplies. Instructor: Beth

 – Wednesday, January 7 from 6-8 PM

pop blanketPOP Blanket: Inspired by the bright, exciting, and high contrast graphics of pop art, this blanket is so much fun to knit! Each square is worked individually so you can make any size blanket you choose. Students will learn pinhole start and short rows. Cost: $40.00 plus supplies.  Instructor: Andrea

·    Tuesdays, January 6, 13, & 27 from 6-8 PM  

ravenna cowlRavenna: A simple slip stitch pattern – working only one color in each round – combined with a simple cable creates a dramatic cowl. Cost: $30.00 plus supplies.  Instructor: Andrea

 – Mondays, January 5 & 12 from 6-8 PM

strokkurStrokkur: Strokkur was inspired by traditional Icelandic cozy sweaters with colorful yoke patterns. In this class students will learn to adjust the pattern for a customized fit, short rows, and Fair Isle colorwork.  Cost: $50.00 plus supplies.  Instructor: Kathryn

 – Mondays, January 5, 12, 26, & February 9 from 6-8 PM

vitamin dVitamin D: This swingy cardigan is worked from the top down in one piece. The yoke involved classic raglan shaping for the sleeves and radial eyelet increases for the back. Students will learn short rows, raglan shaping, and gauge in this class. Cost: $50.00 plus supplies.  Instructor: Jan

- Wednesdays, January 14 & 21, Feb 4 & 18 from 6-8 PM

December Classes

basic mitten smallBasic Mittens: If you want to learn to make mittens, then this is the class for you! In this class students will learn how to knit in the round on double points, decreases for the top of the mitten, and forming the thumb. Cost: $30.00 plus supplies. Instructor: Andrea

 – Wednesdays, December 2 & 9 from 6-8 PM  

begin hat smallBeginners Hat: This class is designed to give students a chance to knit in the round with circular needles and DPNs. Students will learn to cast on, connect stitches in the round, decrease to shape the crown, and finish the top of the hat. Cost: $30.00 plus supplies. Instructor: Andrea

 – Mondays, December 1 & 8 from 6-8 PM

cowl one belowCowl of the Month: Come join us once a month to learn new techniques, stitches, and textures while having a lot of fun! Each month a new cowl pattern will be introduced that incorporates one of these three methods of knitting. We will learn the new pattern by making a sample swatch then casting on to create the new (and beautiful) cowl of that month. Come to one class or all! This will be a great time to meet with other knitters while learning something new! Cost: $20.00 per class plus supplies. Instructor: Beth

 – Wednesday, December 3 from 6-8 PM

kitchener stitchKitchener Stitch: Learn how to graft stitches together in this one session class! Cost: $20.00 plus supplies.  Instructor: Andrea

 – Thursday, December 11 from 6-8 PM

cableSkill Building: Cables: Have you always wanted to know how to cable but been unsure of tackling them yourself? Learn how fun and easy cables can be! Cost: $20.00 plus supplies.  Instructor: Kathryn

– Thursday, December 4 from 6-8 PM

plymouth F528_cowl_medium2Wave Lace Cowl: Learn to knit lace while making this beautiful cowl! This cowl is a one skein project and is quick to knit which makes it the perfect gift for someone or yourself. Cost: $20.00 plus supplies.  Instructor: Kathryn

 – Wednesday, December 10 from 6-8 PM

wesley bobsWesley Bobs Ornaments: Learn Fair Isle while making these Christmas ornaments! ‘Wesley Bob’ is an old Yorkshire dialect term for Christmas tree decorations. These ones are carefully designed to make beautifully spherical ornaments. Cost: $30.00 plus supplies.  Instructor: Kathryn

 – Mondays, December 1 & 8 from 6-8 PM

Good Neighbors Picnic Hat

We want to extend a huge THANK YOU to all of you who made hats for the Good Neighbors Picnic.

good neighbors hats ladyWe collected a fantastic number of hats that were distrubuted at the Good Neighbors Picnic. Each hat will help keep someone warm this winter!

good neighbors hatsWe are always amazed and awed by the generosity of knitters and crocheters. Thank you so much!