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FIBER TRADES is pleased to offer our FOCUS Series, a series of classes with focus, for one night, on a single skill.  Students should come to the FOCUS Series classes with the anticipation of learning something new about knitting, rather than with a specific project in mind.  Classes are 2 hours long, and all materials and supplies will be provided by Fiber Trades.  Just sit back and have fun! 


Space is limited, so please REGISTER in advance.  Classes are $20 for each 2-hour session.

All FOCUS Series classes will be held at The Yarn Basket, in Tecumseh, MI from 6-8PM


Topics for the FOCUS Series are as follows:


Casting On

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Learn various methods for casting on, and the relative advantages of each.


Knitting Abbreviations                                                                                Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Understand standard abbreviations used in knitting patterns


Pattern Reading

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Discover the 5 secrets to reading knitting patterns


Increasing                                                                                                                                             Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Learn how to improve the appearance of your garment, just by selecting the right increase, every time!


Picking Up Stitches

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Pick Up and Knit, Pick up and Purl: Learn these two techniques, and open the world of collars, cuffs, embellished edges, and knitting purses and bags, and even entrelac!


Knitting Needles

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Circular or Straight?  Bamboo or aluminum?  Learn about the properties of various knitting needles, and how to use them to your advantage.


Knitting Gauge

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

What is gauge and why does it matter?  Learn the “rules” for getting gauge right!


Decreasing                                                                                                                                             Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Learn how to improve the appearance of your garment, just by selecting the right decrease, every time!


Knitting in the Round

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Learn the tools and techniques for knitting in the round – useful for socks, sweaters, purses and more!


Finishing                                                                                                                                          Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Proper finishing techniques improve both the appearance and stability of your project.  Learn tricks and tips for weaving in ends, seaming and blocking, for a truly “finished” garment.


Reading Yarn Labels

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Selecting the right yarn will enhance your project every time. Understand the properties of your yarn by learning to read the label!