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Knitting & Crochet Classes at Backstitches

Smart Shrug
- May 03, 2018 06:00 pm

This is a light, yet warm oversized shrug. Worked at a very loose gauge in The Fibre Company's Luma, the airy fabric carries a lot of drape and falls naturally about the shoulders. The deep lace trim, which is also found at the sleeves, is a straightforward 8-row pattern that is easily memorized for relaxing knitting. The shrug is a surprisingly fast project, constructed in an interesting and completely seamless way, which makes it perfect for advanced beginners looking to take an easy step into garment knitting.

Cost: $ 45.00
Bean Shoulder Bag (Crochet)
- May 05, 2018 10:00 am

Create this gorgeous textured bag using just two colors of our super-soft yet incredibly durable (and machine washable - BONUS :-) ) Cascade Ultra Pima mercerized DK weight cotton. Those who have completed our Crochet 101 class and are looking for that next step will learn a new stitch to combine with the basic stitches they've practiced to create a piece that will have all your friends & family in awe. Advanced crocheters will enjoy how each round creates simple, elegant texture that will keep you interested throughout. Maintaining a firm tension is key for this project so there's no need to add a lining to keep your belongings from escaping between the stitches. There are several options available to personalize your bag. You may choose to complete the bag as the class sample with grommets and rope handles, or omit the grommets and simply add a more traditional strap or formed handle. If you choose to make the single crochet top & bottom bands in the contrasting color you may only need 2 skeins of the main color and 1 for the contrast.

Cost: $ 50.00
Knitting 101
- May 05, 2018 12:30 pm

Want to learn how to knit! Join us for this 2-part class. You will learn how to cast on, knit, purl, and bind off as well as many other knitting basics. There will be homework between the two classes! Materials: All materials will be provided.

Cost: $ 40.00
Lacy Tunisian Shawl (Crochet)
- May 05, 2018 01:00 pm

Tunisian crochet, it's not just the afghan stitch any more! In this project you will learn new stitches to make a ribbed edging and lace that looks knitted. You don't need to know how to knit - or crochet really - in order to create the complex looking texture and open lace found in this beautiful shawl. And best of all, this light & airy shawl is made with just one ball of Lana Grossa's Gomitolo 200 so there's no joining or extra ends to work in. We'll start with practice yarn and learn a cast-on that does not require working a long starting chain - YAY! Then we move on to the ribbing. It looks harder than it really is, trust me. Once you are comfortable with the stitches we will cast on with the actual project yarn.

Cost: $ 40.00
Knitting Experience: Felted Bag
- May 09, 2018 10:00 am

Join the Experience Knitting group and knit a felted bag. Sturdy felt tote bags in three sizes have novelty yarn highlights felted in. You will want to make several to use as knitting project totes, shopping, or travel bags.

Cost: $ 25.00
Stylish Slouch Hat
- May 12, 2018 10:00 am

This stylish slouch hat is knit in a super soft Organic Cotton. It's a super grab and go favorite for year-round wear. This quick-to-knit project is perfect for beginning knitters wanting to expand their skills by learning knitting in the round and knitting with two strands of yarn.

Cost: $ 35.00
Class: Ladies Draped Vest
- May 16, 2018 10:00 am

Great 1st garment for beginning knitters! A woman's seamless vest, worked in one piece from side to side.

Cost: $ 50.00
Cool Summer Cardi
- May 19, 2018 01:00 pm

Easily knit up this cute cardi with minimal seaming! The sleeves and upper body are knit from sleeve to sleeve, then stitches are picked up and worked down to form the lower part of the body. A few balls of Berroco Regatta are all you need to make this summer wardrobe staple! Perfect first garment for beginning knitters.

Cost: $ 50.00
Zig Zag Baby Blanket
- Jun 13, 2018 10:00 am

Knit this simple and modern baby blanket using Blue Sky Fibers Worsted Cotton. This cheerful two-row pattern is easy to customize in terms of size with the addition of 24-stitch repeats. So many possibilities with all of the colors available in Blue Sky Fibers Worsted Organic Cotton!

Cost: $ 40.00
Crochet 101
- Jun 23, 2018 10:00 am

Many of our customers have expressed interest in learning to crochet, so now is your chance! No crochet experience necessary and we will provide everything you need for the class! In this 2-part class, you will learn to chain, single crochet, double crochet, and half double crochet. As part of the homework between classes, you will complete a coaster for your coffee mug: better known as a mug rug! Materials: All materials will be provided.

Cost: $ 40.00
Summertime Shawlette
- Jul 11, 2018 10:00 am

You will enjoy wearing this beautiful light and airy shawl. The Summertime shawl is worked in one piece from the bottom up with a lace border and stockinette and reverse stockinette stripes. Learn how to understand and organize a pattern, increases using knit cast-on and a simple lace pattern using yarn overs and a knit 2 together decrease.

Cost: $ 40.00

Contact us to sign up at 434-385-0185 or come by the shop to sign up and purchase class materials.