Mittens For Everybody  Tues. Feb. 13 & 20, 1-3

uesday, February 13
1:00pm – 3:00pm
Weekly on Tuesday, until Feb 21, 2018
New England Yarn & Spindle LLC
801 Terryville Ave, Bristol, CT 06010, USA
Description:  Mittens for Everybody
Two 2-hour sessions from 1-3 on 2/13/2018 and 2/20/2018

Use this mitten pattern to knit mittens for all your favorite people--from small children to adults.  It's a great charity item, too.

You will improve your double point needle knitting skills, learn the Old Norwegian Cast-on and a new way to knit a thumb.  This mitten has an unusually easy-to-knit gusset and an afterthought thumb--a really neat technique to learn.  (There are also socks knit with an after-thought heel!) 

If you haven't done an afterthought thumb we recommend  signing up for the technique class on Sat. Feb. 3, 11-12.

****Class Info: $50.00 plus materials for two 2-hr classes
****Materials: 150-300 yds Worsted weight yarn, depending on the size mitten you want; 1 set each 3 & 5 DPN's or size needed to obtain gauge. (Or you can use your favorite method of knitting in the round--same directions for needle sizes.)
****Gauge: 5 sts/inch
****Skill level: Advanced Beginner
****Homework:  Using size 5's, cast on 30 sts and knit in stockinette for 15 rows

$50.00 plus materials

Two At A Time Toe Up Socks

Six hours of class time in 3 sessions: Tues. evenings Jan. 30, Feb. 6 & Feb. 20-6-8pm

OR Wed. mornings Jan 31, Feb. 7 & Feb. 21-10-12

Intermediate - If you have taken the Beginner's sock class, or are comfortable making socks one at a time  you are ready for this class.  It is helpful if you have previously worked a pattern from a simple chart.

In this class you will learn to take measurements so your socks are customized.  We will cover Judy's Magic Cast-On, Jeny's Surprisingly Stretchy Bind Off, and how to use the Magic Loop or two circulars to knit your socks as a matching pair. 

$65.00 plus materials
400 yds fingering/sock weight yarn
40" sz 1.5 circular needle
cable needle
tapestry needle

Please download the free pattern: Socks On A Plane
on Ravelry  and bring to class
Pre-Work:  Make a gauge swatch with selected yarn and needles

Inclement weather:  We will contact you if there is a concern about inclement weather on a class date. You will receive a refund if your class is cancelled by the shop.


Have questions? We'd love to talk!

February Baby Sweater

Class Dates: Three 1 1/2 hour sessions to be held on 2/6, 2/13, 2/20

Advanced Beginner: If you can cast on, knit and purl you are ready for this class.

Learn to make a baby sweater in one piece on two needles. In this class you will be guided through an original Elizabeth Zimmerman pattern with a circular yoke, buttonholes and a written lace pattern. We will cover M1, yarn-overs, SSK, K2Tog and buttonholes.

$55.00 for three 1 ½ hr sessions, plus materials

Materials: 400 yds DK weight yarn
sz 7 needles (can be single point)
Elizabeth Zimmermans Knitter's Almanac (paperback version available at New England Yarn & Spindle LLC $7.95)

Pre-work: Knit a swatch: cast on 20 stitches and knit in stockinette stitch for 20 rows with your selected yarn and needles

Pattern Reading for Knitters – Sunday Jan. 14, 1:30-3:30 Beginner or any skill level

Do you get stuck when you try to knit from a pattern? Knitting patterns are technical documents written in their own special code. I'll set you up for success, by teaching you the critical information to look for when picking out a pattern. Next, you will learn the common pattern parts and how they can help you. I'll show you how to decipher the common phrases and terms patterns use most, and share with you how to avoid the biggest pattern reading mistakes.  $25. plus materials.

Please register by Sunday Nov. 7

Materials: Pen and paper for taking notes. Optional: Bring a pattern you have that has confused you.

In this Craftsy class taught by our crochet instructor Lindsey Stephens, you'll learn to seam every project cleanly and easily with the best join for the job.

You'll see how to join crochet stitches head to head, side to side, and everything in between — even in pieces with different stitch heights. You'll also expand your toolkit with go-to styles for sturdy seams, seams that mimic your stitch pattern and seams that add a decorative touch to your projects.

Seaming Crochet

Jan. 31, 2018 10-12

Technique - Afterthought Thumb  Sat. Feb. 3, 2018-11-12.

If you have resolved to increase your knitting skills this year, sign up our new monthly technique classes. Each technique class will have a corresponding project class offered so that you can put your new knowledge to practical use.

Our first technique is an afterthought thumb. In just one hour you will learn a technique that can be used for a variety of projects, including socks and sweaters. We'll show you how to work a waste yarn into your knitting, then pick up stitches around it to start a thumb. Beginner-must know how to knit and purl. $25. for one 1-hour class plus materials

Materials: Smooth, light-colored worsted weight yarn* and size 7-8 needles

*if you plan to put this technique to work and register for the Mittens For Everybody class, we recommend purchasing 2 100 gram balls of worsted weight yarn.  You should have enough to work a swatch in this class and have enough of the same yarn for the mittens.
Homework: Cast on 30 stitches and knit in stockinette for 15 rows. Do not bind off. Bring to class.

Crochet Baskets for the Home – Sunday Jan. 21, 12:30-3:30 Advanced Beginner

Do you want something fun and useful to make with your yarn? Come learn how to make crocheted baskets. Make 2 mini-baskets while you learn the secret formula for making circular and square baskets in any size. I'll teach you my special tips and tricks for making fabulous containers, and you'll learn several finishing options to make each basket truly unique. $25. plus materials

Materials: Worsted weight yarn in 2colors, appropriate size hook (G 6/4mm recommended), stitch markers,scissors

New England Yarn & Spindle LLC

801 Terryville AveBristolCT 06010, USA


 Twined Knit Hat Tues. Jan. 30, 2018 10-12:30

Advanced beginner: If you can knit, purl, decrease and have worked on a circular needle “in the round”, you are ready for this class.

In this class you will make a wind-resistant hat using an old Scandinavian technique called tvaandsstickning. You will learn how to twist yarns from both ends of a skein, working them alternately to create a soft hat that surprisingly uses less yarn than a regular hat pattern.

$30. plus materials for one 2 ½ hour class plus materials

Materials: 128 yds worsted weight yarn
16” circular needle sz 9, plus 6” double point needles sz 9 (may substitute 40” circular needle sz 9 if you normally use the magic loop method.*

Basic Twined Hat pattern $5.00 available from New England Yarn & Spindle LLC (We'll need your Ravelry username – not password)

Pre-work – cast on 20 stitches and knit a 15 row swatch with the yarn and needles you will be using for the hat

*Magic loop method will not be taught in this class.

Beginning Broomstick Lace  Wed. Jan. 17, 2018 6-8pm

If you can chain and single crochet, then you can make broomstick lace. Add this beautiful stitch to your repertoire. You will start a broomstick lace scarf, and leave class with the confidence to finish it at home. I'll also show you some ways to incorporate broomstick lace into your regular crochet projects. $25.00 plus materials

Please register by Wed. Jan. 10

Materials List: Worsted weight yarn, J 9/5.5mm crochet hook or appropriate size for yarn, US19 15mm knitting needle

Two At A Time Toe Up

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New England Yarn & Spindle, LLC

Class Policy

Please register at least one week prior to scheduled class. Registration is not complete until payment is received.

If we have less than 3 students registered for a group class you will be offered the option of a refund or you may take the class at the teacher's private class rate.

Refunds will be not be given after the registration deadline unless our class minimum is reached.

If a class is canceled due to dangerous weather conditions we will reschedule the class. If we cancel a class for any other reason you will receive a full refund.

Your continued support by purchasing class materials from New England Yarn & Spindle is appreciated and allows us to keep our class rates stable.

Crochet 103-Make A Baby Sweater Mondays Feb. 5, 12, 19 & 26, 6-7pm

Skill level: must be confident with single crochet, double crochet, chain stitch

In this class you'll embark on the mult-meeting project of making a custom sized baby cardigan. You'll learn how top-down sweaters work and the secret formula to make one in any size. Add to your crochet skills as you learn how to increase, properly measure crochet, and apply edgings. $50.00 plus materials Please register by Jan. 29, 2018

Materials: worsted or dk weight yarn, appropriately sized hook (H or G usually), stitch markers are required (not optional) Pattern included with class.

Pre-class Homework: Make a single crochet square at least 6 inches.

Learn to Knit and Private Classes

Schedule a private lesson to learn a specific skill or advance a project you are stuck on. $25.00 per hour.

Jan. 30, 2018 6-8

Technique - Centered Double Increases and Decreases   Saturday Feb. 24,  2018 11-12

If you have resolved to increase your knitting skills this year, sign up our new monthly technique classes. Each technique class will have a corresponding project class offered so that you can put your new knowledge to practical use.

A center double increase can be used in raglan seams in top down sweater knitting, and in lace knitting. A center double decrease is often used at the base of a V-neck and in shawl patterns.  There are other times when it is good to be familiar with these techniques, as in the Baby Surprise Sweater class to be scheduled.

$25. plus materials.