Complete English Basics 2 A Class And Homework Course In Miracles

Introduction to the course
In this module Professor Duncan Pritchard welcomes you to the course and gives you a preview of our journey together over the next six weeks.

Mind, Science, and Religion
Dr. Sarah Lane Ritchie starts us off with a tour of the relationship between the various brain sciences and religious belief.

Science and Religion in the Public Realm
In this series of lectures, Professor John Evans describes a sociological approach to the question of religion and science that focuses on contemporary society. Using debates about fact claims and morality of human evolution as his continuing example, and with a focus on the relationship with science that religious and other citizens have with science, he describes three types of conflict. Unlike the philosophical and theological debate that focuses upon conflict over knowledge claims about the physical world, Evans shows how the contemporary debate for citizens is more likely to be about morality.

Religious Disagreement and Friendly Theism/Atheism
In this series of lectures Professor John Greco discusses the topic of religious disagreement. Part One considers two problems that we find in the epistemology of religion: The Problem of Evil (or Suffering) and The Problem of Divine Hiddenness. In these contexts, theists and atheists often accuse each other of irrationality. Even worse, each party of the debate explains that irrationality by positing some moral or intellectual flaw in the other. The basic idea is this: If you don’t see things the way I do, that must be due to some intellectual or moral flaw in you. Part Two introduces resources in social epistemology that help us to understand what is going on here. The main idea is that social location affects epistemic position-- that social location matters, epistemically speaking. This is a central lesson of contemporary social epistemology, and one that can be fruitfully adopted by religious epistemology as well. Part Three explores some further implications of a “social religious epistemology.” Most importantly, we see how moral and practical aspects of the social environment can have epistemic consequences.

The Hiddenness Argument and the Contribution of Philosophy
In this series of lectures, Professor John Schellenberg introduces and explains a new argument for atheism known as the hiddenness argument. He highlights the self-imposed limitations of this way of reasoning, which is aimed at ruling out just one candidate for the status of a divine reality, the notion of a personal divine. He then clarifies the relations between this approach to the question of God's existence and other features of the contemporary landscape in philosophy and science – including the philosophical problem of evil, certain results of the cognitive science of religion, and recent moral changes suggesting cultural evolution.

Religious and Scientific Fundamentalism
In this series of lectures Dr. Rik Peels considers religious and scientific fundamentalism. Scientism is the currently popular thesis that only natural science gives rational belief or, alternatively, that there are no principled limits to science. In this lecture, I give several examples of scientism, such as scientism about free will. After that, I present seven reasons that have been given for scientism. Subsequently, I outline three arguments against it. Finally, I explain some crucial similarities and differences between scientism on the one hand and fundamentalism on the other. I argue that, even though some varieties of scientism resemble fundamentalism, most of them are more similar to religions or worldviews.

Epistemic Virtues and Vices in Science and Religion
In this lecture, Professor Mark Alfano discusses the role of epistemic virtues and vices in science and religion. The lecture has three main sections. First, Alfano distinguishes four types of epistemic virtues and vices. Source virtues such as honesty make someone an excellent primary source of knowledge. Receiver virtues such as intellectual humility make someone an excellent recipient of knowledge provided by sources. Conduit virtues make someone an excellent conveyor of the knowledge they receive from others to third parties; these dispositions might include a willingness to gossip carefully in order to protect others from a sexual predator, as well as the virtues that journalists try to embody. Echo virtues make someone an excellent sounding board for others. Along the way, Alfano mentions various vices that can attach to people in the role of source, receiver, conduit, and echo. In the second part of the lecture, Alfano uses the notions of source, receiver, conduit, and echo virtues to make sense of scientific collaborations and trust in science by laypeople. In section three, he shows that unless we have unreasonably high credence in very long chains of conduit virtues, we should not accept testimony in favour of miracles or divine revelation.

  • Beginning Tapestry Weaving

    Get started on your weaving adventure! In this intimate class, you will learn how to warp your loom, a few basic stitches of woven tapestry including plain weave and fringe, how to incorporate alternative materials such as denim or found materials to create texture in your tapestry, and finishing technique. Class fee includes a handmade loom, weaving tools and yarn. If you would like to supplement the yarn provided, feel free to bring yarn of your choice.

    Instructor - Lisa Spayde

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    • Fee includes a handmade loom, weaving tools and yarn. If you would like to supplement the yarn provided, feel free to bring yarn of your choice.

    Prerequisite skills: Beginner

  • Beyond the Garment - Crochet Masks 101

    In this introductory class, we'll go over the basics of mask making with crochet. WE'll discuss one approach to break up the face and head into crochet components then work through a simple pattern for the eyes, which are the foundational component of the mask.

    Instructor - Jacob Perkins

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    • 50-100 yds of light colored, worsted weight yarn
    • size US H-8 (5mm) crochet hook
    • darning needle

    Prerequisite skills: Slip knot, chaining, single crochet, slip stitch, bind off

  • Blocking

    Learn all about blocking and it's importance in beginning your project as well as putting a professional finishing touch on your hard work! This class will cover a variety of blocking techniques from swath to finished garment. we will discuss yarns/fiber types, different materials and equipment used for blocking and demonstrate blocking a few sample swatches.

    Instructor - TBA

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    • unblocked sample swatch(es) or garments you'd like to block (no actual wet blocking will take place in the store, but details on how to handle/finish these garments will be given)

    Prerequisite skills: Beginner

  • Build a Blanket: Log Cabin Blocks

    What's better than a comfy lapghan for the sofa or blanket for the bed? In this class you'll learn how to build a blanket from easy and portable log cabin blocks. You will learn how to make a basic log cabin block, examine the myriad possibilities log cabin knitting presents and go over finishing methods. Like the quilting technique of the same name, log cabin knitting is an excellent way to be creative and thrifty - let's build a blanket together!

    Instructor - Beth Whiteside

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    • Three colors of worsted weight yarn (approx. 300 yds each), in solid light or bright colors
    • needles one size smaller than appropriate for the yarn

    Prerequisite skills: Cast on, knit, purl and bind-off

  • Brioche Knitting

    Brioche knitting adds a whole new level of beauty and color complexity to your knitting. It isn't as difficult as it looks! This class covers basic brioche techniques including casting on and working with one or two colors, brioche knit and brioche purl, assessing and fixing mistakes, blocking techniques for brioche garments. You'll work up a practice swatch and then learn how to knit a basic tow-color brioche scarf.

    Instructor - TBA

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    • two skeins (approx. 300 yds each) of sport, DK or worsted weight yarn in contrasting colors ("light" and "dark")
    • DPNs or 16"-24" circular needles, TWO SIZES SMALLER than appropriate for the yarn

    Prerequisite skills: Intermediate

  • Cables

    Learn to make those impressive cables that everyone drools over! This surprisingly simple skill opens a world of possibilities.

    Instructor - Judy Sakaguchi

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    • worsted weight yarn
    • needles to go with yarn
    • cable needle
    • row counter
    • optional: stitch markers

    Prerequisite skills: Cast on, knit, purl, bind off

  • Cast-On/Bind-Off Workshop

    Different types of knitting projects need different types of edges. Various edges are achieved by working different cast-ons and bind-offs. In this class you'll learn 10 essential casting on and binding off techniques step by step and when to use each one. Cast-on: Long tail, Cable Cast-On, Backwards Loop, I-Cord, Provisional; Bind-Off: Standard, K2tog Bind Off, Picot, I-Cord, Three needle.

    Instructor - Afifa Sayeed

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    • scrap yarn
    • needles to go with yarn

    Prerequisite skills: Cast on, knit, purl, bind off

  • Class and Trunk Show with Krista Ann of Knitsy Knits

    You’ve seen her work on the Mindy Project! Krista Ann will be teaching 23 Tips and Tricks to Make Your Knits Rock! You don’t want to miss this!

    Instructor - Krista Ann

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    • Yarn and corresponding needles
    • Basic knitting notions like darning needles and scissors

    Prerequisite skills: Beginner

  • Continental Knitting

    Mix it up! The Continental method of knitting is where your yarn in held in the left hand and is “picked” by the needle. This class is perfect for knitters who knit “English” style, meaning the yarn is carried in the right hand and “thrown” around the needle.

    Instructor - Beth Whiteside

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    • worsted or chunky weight yarn
    • needles to go with yarn

    Prerequisite skills: Cast on, knit, purl

  • Crochet 101

    Learn to create with only a hook and a ball of yarn. This class will include the basic stitches plus granny squares, pattern reading and more.

    Instructor - Judy Sakaguchi

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    • worsted weight cotton (4.5 sts/in) such as Fantasy Naturale
    • Size I crochet hook
    • Locking Stitch Markers
    • Further supplies will be discussed in class.

    Prerequisite skills: None!

  • Crochet Hats

    Crochet your first hat! You'll learn two techniques for making a hat: crochet in the round and crochet flat. Great follow-up to Crochet 101!

    Instructor - Judy Sakaguchi

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    • 360 yards worsted weight yarn (4.5 sts/in)
    • Size I crochet hook
    • Locking Stitch Markers

    Prerequisite skills: chain, sc, hdc & dc

  • Crochet 201

    Get help with your project! We will cover reading the pattern shorthand, working in the round, understanding international crochet chart symbols, making gauge calculations, finishing techniques and many more helpful tips. Very informative follow up to our “Crochet 101” class.

    Instructor - Judy Sakaguchi

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    • two contrasting colors of worsted weight yarn
    • crochet hooks in sizes G, H and I
    • locking stitch markers
    • pattern/project you want help with

    Prerequisite skills:chain, sc, hdc & dc

  • Crochet for Kids

    A beginning crochet class – just for kids! In three sessions, you can learn the basics of crochet. You can make hair scrunchies, bracelets or coin purses in the third class! Suitable for children ages 8 and up.

    Instructor - Judy Sakaguchi

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    • worsted weight cotton (4.5 sts/in) such as Fantasy Naturale
    • Size I crochet hook

    Prerequisite skills: None!

  • Crochet Amigurumi Basics

    In this class, we will make a single color 'basic ball shape' starting with Judy's modified chain-2 start. You will learn a marking system to keep track of increases/decreases and how to make clean looking decreases. You will make a single flat disc to learn the simple way to remove the ugly jog at the end. These skills are useful for most amigurumi patterns.

    Instructor - Judy Sakaguchi

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    • 1 ball of worsted weight yarn (such as Encore)
    • hook in the size recommended by the ball band (if Encore, H hook)
    • Clover locking stitch markers 7/8", 6 of main color, 1 contrasting color
    • Darning needle

    Prerequisite skills: Basic crochet knowledge needed (chain and single crochet)

  • Crochet Christmas Lights

    Crochet a colorful garland of Christmas lights! Learn some fun new techniques while creating a family heirloom or gorgeous holiday gift.

    Instructor - Judy Sakaguchi

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    • 2-3 different colors of worsted weight yarn (small amounts each) for bulbs
    • small amount of gray worsted weight yarn for bulb stem
    • one skein of dark gray or black worsted weight yarn for cord
    • B (2.25) and D (3.25) crochet hooks

    Prerequisite skills:chain and sc (hdc, dc, “in the round” crochet helpful but optional)

  • Crochet Edges and Trims

    Attach decorative edges to knit and crochet items to bring beauty and interest to any piece of clothing. Learn how to understand multiples/repeats and balancing stitches plus how to turn corners

    Instructor - Judy Sakaguchi

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    • A square or rectangular knit or crochet project that could use an edging.
    • Different color balls of the same weight yarn as your wash cloth or blanket and an assortment of hooks.
    • Feel free to bring any knit or crochet item that needs a crochet border, along with appropriate yarn and hook.

    Prerequisite skills: Chain and basic crochet stitches

  • Crochet Containers

    Crochet containers are attractive accents for your kitchen, bath or any room! Learn to make a square container and round container in just two classes.

    Instructor - Judy Sakaguchi

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    • 1 ball Katia Big Ribbon
    • Crochet hooks in sizes I, J and K/li>
    • locking stitch markers

    Prerequisite skills: Chain and single crochet

  • Crochet Containers - Tough Love Edition

    Go big or go home! Using one skein of our super duper bulky felted wool yarn Tough Love, you'll learn to make the Everything Basket in just one evening.

    Instructor - Judy Sakaguchi

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    • 1 ball of Love Fest fibers Tough Love
    • Size U crochet hook
    • Large locking stitch markers

    Prerequisite skills: Chain and single crochet

  • Crochet Hats

    Crochet hats are so easy to adapt! Starting from the top down with the “adjustable magic ring” method, learn the standard formula for increasing. As you work down, you’ll figure out how to apply different stitch patterns, jogless stripes, and brims to your hat. A great follow-up to Crochet 101.

    Instructor - Judy Sakaguchi

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    • 100 yards of bulky weight or 200 yards of worsted weight yarn
    • corresponding crochet hook (H or I for worsted, J for bulky yarn)
    • locking stitch markers

    Prerequisite skills: Chain and basic crochet stitches (single, half double, double)

  • Crochet Motifs

    The first of a series of crochet motif classes. Crochet motifs (which include granny squares) can be any shape from circles to hexagons. You can experiment with several and join them together to create a fantastic quilt! In this class, you will learn to make the “French Truffle” motif (page 169 of the Harmony Guide’s Crochet Stitch Motifs book). You will also learn how to read written and charted instructions to help you with future projects.

    Instructor - Judy Sakaguchi

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    • A copy of the Harmony Guide's Crochet Stitch Motifs book
    • Three different color yarns of the same thickness and a hook to match
    • Locking stitch markers
    • Post-it notes
    • Scissors
    • Darning needles

    Prerequisite skills: Basic crochet skills. Must have made a granny square or have worked in the round before.

  • Crochet Workshop with Twinkie Chan

    Learn to make a scrumptious goody with iconic designer of crochet fashion foodies herself, Twinkie Chan! During this workshop, Twinkie will walk you through making the truly adorable donut fridge magnet from her new book Crocheted Abode A La Mode: 20 Yummy Crochet Projects for Your Home. Love amigurumi but are intimidated by thin yarn and small sized hook? No worries - Twinkie's projects call for worsted weight yarn and a G/6 hook. Basic crochet experience required.

    Instructor - Twinkie Chan

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    • small amounts of worsted weight yarn like Cascade 220 or Encore Worsted in a variety of colors
    • size G crochet hook
    • tapestry needle
    • polyester stuffing
    • ¾” (2 cm) ceramic magnets from the craft store
    • hot glue or craft glue

    Prerequisite skills: chain, single crochet, double crochet. Experience working in the round is helpful.

  • Double Knitting

    Try double knitting! Magically create 2 layers of fabric from 1 row of knitting with this method for working pairs of stitches. You’ll learn how to cast on and bind off as well as keep your edges closer (or not!) working our sample coaster project. Once you master the basics, you’ll find a multitude of uses for this brilliant technique.

    Instructor - Beth Whiteside

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    • 50 yds each 2 colors #4 medium weight yarn in light or bright contrasting colors
    • Knitting needles in size appropriate for yarn

    Prerequisite skills: Cast on, knit, purl

  • Crochet Cowl or Scarf

    Need a quick to make, portable crochet project? Make a Marble Chunky two-row crochet scarf! It only takes one ball of Marble Chunky. In this workshop, you will learn how to manage seeing the two-row sequence and practice sewing the ends together. By the end of the workshop, your scarf will be well underway. You can sew it up at the end to make a cowl if you prefer that look!

    Instructor - Judy Sakaguchi

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    • One ball of Marble Chunky (or about 350 yards of chunky weight yarn)
    • Size J crochet hook
    • Locking stitch markers
    • Darning needle

    Prerequisite skills: Must know the basics of crochet (single, double crochet).

  • Design to Fit Sweater Workshop

    You completed a sweater. Now increase your satisfaction by designing one that fits you better! Create your own pattern with elements that flatter your body type, take measurements to ensure a good fit, choose yarn that compliments your sweater’s structure, and understand how it all works together. Includes plan-ahead finishing techniques.

    Instructor - Barbara Paley

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    • For the first class please bring an example of a ready-made and/or hand knit sweater that looks good on you and one that could fit you better
    • Look through catalogues, magazines and knitting books for sweaters that inspire you. Bring at least 3 pictures to class
    • a flexible measuring tape (not ruler) for taking body measurements
    • paper and pen for notes
    • DO NOT purchase the yarn for your sweater

    Prerequisite skills:Intermediate level knitter; must have made at least one sweater.

  • Entrelac Beginnings

    Tiers of triangles and rectangles create the interlaced appearance of entrelac fabric. The basic techniques for casting on, working rectangles, picking up stitches and joining units are covered as we start a simple scarf. We'll also discuss other types of entrelac units and their use, as well as design considerations.

    Instructor - Beth Whiteside

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    • 180 yards each of 2 colors (worsted weight yarn)
    • size 8 or 9 needles (24 inch circular preferred, but not essential)
    • Homework: With first color, cast on 5 stitches. Beginning with a purl row, work 10 rows in Stockinette stitch.

    Prerequisite skills: Cast on, knit, purl, bind off.

  • Fair Isle

    This class will help you take your first steps into the world of color work. Learn the fundamental techniques and essential tips to successfully master this advanced skill.

    Instructor - Judy Sakaguchi

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    • practice yarn (two contrasting colors, worsted weight)
    • needles to go with yarn
    • Fair Isle is traditionally done in the round but can be done flat. If you want to work in the round, bring needles needed to work 60 sts in the round. If you want to work flat bring either straight or circular needles appropriately sized for the yarn weight.

    Prerequisite skills: Cast on, knit, purl, bind off

  • Filet Crochet

    This hands on class is taught by local artist Huib Peterson and will cover the basics of filet crochet. In this class, you will practice the two basic stitches used in Filet crochet (the chain stitch and double crochet ) and discuss some variations and how to follow a simple pattern.

    Instructor - Huib Petersen

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    • a smooth sportweight yarn (cotton, linen, silk or wool)
    • crochet hook to match yarn

    Prerequisite skills: Crochet basics: chain, single crochet, double crochet

  • Finish It!

    Create beautiful and professional looking garments! Learn how to sew finished vertical, horizontal, and curved edges together on a variety of stitch patterns using the Mattress Stitch technique.

    Instructor - Judy Sakaguchi

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    • Bring swatches listed in Homework, darning needle, and a length of worsted weight yarn in a contrasting color to sew your swatches.
    Homework
    • Using a light to medium solid colored yarn, make the following swatches:
    • CO 22 sts, work 6 rows in K2, P2 ribbing, then work 14 rows in stockinette stitch, bind off. Make two.
    • CO 22 sts, work 20 rows in garter stitch, bind off. Make two.
    • CO 22 sts, work 20 rows K2, P2 ribbing, bind off. Make two.

    Prerequisite skills: Cast on, knit, purl, bind off

  • Fixing Mistakes

    Mistakes happen, whether you're brand new to knitting or not! Learn how to pick up a dropped stitch, unknitting and unpurling, "frogging" with confidence, and more. You'll learn how mistakes happen, how to fix them, and how to prevent them! (A great follow-up to Knitting 101.)

    Instructor - Judy Sakaguchi and Kelsey Leib

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    • Cast on 20 sts of light to medium color worsted weight yarn with appropriate needles and work 10 rows in a Garter stitch ( knit all rows), then knit 10 rows in Stockinette stitch ( knit a row, purl a row) don't cut yarn, leave work on needles.
    • Please have your homework done before the start of class, there is no down time to complete it during class. Bring in this sample piece to try out the techniques on.

    Prerequisite skills: Cast on, knit, purl and cast off.

  • Free Form Crochet Workshop

    Doodling with yarn, no pattern, no gauge, and no mistakes. Learn how to create continuously in all directions. Your one-of-a-kind results can turn into garments, purses, blankets or anything imaginable. Learn new attaching techniques, new stitches, new shapes, and how to work with novelty yarns. Since you only need small amounts of yarn, free-form crochet is a great way to try out a variety of luxury yarns and use up odds and ends. Love the work of Prudence Mapstone and Jenny Dowde? Then this is the workshop for you.

    Instructor - Judy Sakaguchi

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    • Assortment of small amounts of yarn, corresponding hooks

    Prerequisite skills:Chain and single crochet (half double and double helpful, but not required)

  • Hairpin Lace

    Want to learn a new technique or quick lace making? With a hairpin fork, you will see how easy it is to make strips of lace in any length you desire. In two sessions, you will have a hairpin lace scarf of your very own.

    Instructor - Judy Sakaguchi

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    • 300-400 yds worsted weight yarn (4 sts/in)
    • size H crochet hook
    • hairpin lace fork or loom

    • Please select yarn with some give. Wool is suggested.

    Prerequisite skills: Beginning crochet skills needed.

  • Hats 101

    Put a lid on it! Keep your head warm—knit your first hat in 2 easy sessions. We'll teach you the techniques to make a hat any size you want using any yarn you want!

    Instructor - Amy Chambers

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    • one skein bulky yarn (3 sts/in)
    • two circular needles (one 16-inch and one 24-inch) to go with yarn
    • ring markers
    • knit chek
    • pen and paper
    • darning needle

    Prerequisite skills: Cast on and knit

  • Hand Sewing: Bag Lining

    Give your knit and crochet bags the added strength of a fabric lining and a professional touch! Learn the running, back. catch and slip hand sewing stitches. You'll also learn how to attach a button using a couture technique and other tips and tricks to make your hand sewing look more prfessional. HOmework: Pre-shrink fabric by washing and drying before class. Make either a small knit bag or crochet bag (instructions provided with class sign-up)

    Instructor - Judy Sakaguchi

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    • 1/2 yard cotton quilting fabric (100% cotton or blend)
    • a pool of sewing machine thread in a color matching your fabric
    • A decorative button (shanked or flat) that fits through the buttonhole
    • a flat button the same size or smaller than the decorative button with two or four holes

    Prerequisite skills: Beginner

  • Hats 201

    Take your hat-making skills to the next level! Learn how to stripe using different colored/textured yarns, how to use different stitch combinations (including cable, checker, rib, and twisted rib), and how to add ear flaps, brims, pompons, and duplicate stitches. (A perfect follow-up to Hats 101!)

    Instructor - Amy Chambers

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    • 90-100 yds bulky or chunky weight yarn (3-3.5 sts/in)
    • complimentary colored/textured yarn for stripes (amount varies)
    • US size 11, 16-inch circular needles
    • cable needle
    • markers (preferably closed)
    • tapestry needle

    Prerequisite skills: Hats 101 or knowledge of how to make hats required

  • Intarsia

    Let's have a BLOCK PARTY! Color blocks that is. Come learn all of the essentials including chart reading to tackle those color block and picture knitting projects you want to make.

    Instructor - Judy Sakaguchi

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    • practice yarn (two colors, same thickness)
    • needles to go with yarn

    Prerequisite skills: Cast on, knit, purl, bind off

  • Introduction to Drop Spindle Spinning

    Make your own yarn! Learn to spin roving with a drop spindle, ply, and prepare yarn for knitting or crochet. We will examine yarn structure, fiber characteristics, spinning a continuous single, and making a 2-ply yarn.

    Instructor - Wendy Gilmore

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    • Drop spindle
    • Quarter pound of wool roving

    Prerequisite skills: None!

  • Intermediate Drop Spindle Spinning

    Hone your yarn making skills and learn Andean plying and chain plying techniques to make 2 and 3 ply yarns. A great follow up to our Intro to Spinning class.

    Instructor - Wendy Gilmore

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    • Drop spindle
    • Quarter pound of wool roving

    Prerequisite skills: Spinning using a drop spindle.

  • Introduction to Lace Knitting

    Lace knitting is terrific fun! This class will give you a chance to explore a variety of stitch patterns that will have you knitting elaborate, beautiful shawls, scarves and sweaters in no time! Learn about the most commonly used increases and decreases, how to read/interpret lace charts, lifelines and fixing lace mistakes. We'll cover pattern ideas for beginning lace knitting and you'll choose your first lace shawl or scarf project!

    Instructor - TBA

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    • any fingering weight yarn in a solid color
    • size US 6 or 7 needles (circular or straight)

    Prerequisite skills: Cast on, knit, purl, bind off

  • Kids Only Knitting!

    A knitting class--just for kids! This class welcomes children of all experience levels. Whether your kiddo wants to learn the basics of knitting (including how to cast on, knit, purl and bind off) or needs help learning a new skill or starting a new project, this class will be a perfect fit. Suitable for ages 8 to 12.

    Instructor - TBA

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    • skein Encore Worsted or similar weight yarn (4.5 sts/in)
    • US size 9 needles

    Prerequisite skills: None!

  • Knitting 101

    Welcome to the world of yarn! Learn to cast on, knit, purl and bind off. Start your first scarf, poncho, or blanket in week 3!

    Instructor - Judy Sakaguchi

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    • one skein bulky or chunky weight yarn (3-3.5 sts/in) in a light or bright color
    • US size 11, 24-inch circular needles, bamboo
    • darning/tapestry needle
    • Knit Chek

    • Further materials will be discussed during first class.

    Prerequisite skills: None!

  • Knitting as Meditation

    In this class series, you will discover meditation techniques to calm your mind while you knit or crochet. You will develop your own sense of calm, centeredness, and well-being. This path to self-awareness and growth has the same benefits of a walking meditation or mindfulness meditation, however here, you get to handcraft and make beautiful things for yourself and your loved ones. This course works best for those who already know the basics of how to knit or crochet.

    Instructor - Lanny James

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    • Participants may bring 2 of on-going projects if available; a more difficult one and an easier one to see which one of these projects feels most right to you to use during the class. The only requirement is that you bring an open mind and willingness to try something new.

    Prerequisite skills: Beginner.

  • Knitting as Meditation 2

    Knitting as Meditation 2 is continuation of the first 4-week series. In this series, you will discover and practice new techniques to guide you through inner exploration while you knit or crochet. You will be guided to reconnect deeper to your own source of intuition, creativity and self-knowing. A great follow-up to Knitting as Meditation.

    Instructor - Lanny James

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    • Participants may bring 2 of on-going projects if available; a more difficult one and an easier one to see which one of these projects feels most right to you to use during the class.

    Prerequisite skills: Has completed the first series of Knitting as Meditation.

  • Knit Amigurumi Basics

    In this class you will make a single color 'basic ball shape' starting with the invisible Emily Ochre Cast On. You will learn the most invisible KRL and KLL increases and where to use K2tog and SSK. You will learn a marking system to keep track of where to do increases/decreases and how to make clean looking decreases. You will makde a single color flat disc and learn the simple way to make the ugly jog disappear. These skills are useful for most amigurumi patterns.

    Instructor - Judy Sakaguchi

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    • one ball of worsted weight yarn such as Encore
    • needles in the size recommended on ball band (if Encore size US8)
    • Locking stitch markers 7/8", 6 main color, 1 contrasting color
    • Darning needle

    Prerequisite skills: Cast on, knit, purl, bind off, knitting in the round with DPNs

  • Knit Christmas Lights

    Knit a colorful garland of Christmas lights! Learn some fun new techniques while creating a family heirloom or gorgeous holiday gift.

    Instructor - Judy Sakaguchi

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    • 2-3 different colors of worsted weight yarn (small amounts each) for bulbs
    • small amount of medium grey worsted weight yarn for bulb stem
    • one skein of dark grey or black worsted weight yarn for cord
    • Size 2 (2.75 mm) and 3 (3.25mm) double point needles

    Prerequisite skills: knit in the round with dpns

  • Knit Christmas Stocking

    Learn the basics of sock making while creating a family heirloom. In three weeks you will have the perfect gift for the holidays! This class will also cover duplicate stitch, jogless stripes, and more.

    Instructor - Judy Sakaguchi

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    • 200 yards assorted colors of worsted weight yarn (4.5 sts/in)
    • needles to match (7 or 8)

    Prerequisite skills: Knit in the round on two circulars, Dpns, magic loop.

  • Knitting Lab

    Are you stuck in a knitting rut? Have you hit the wall on that project? Do you want to learn a new skill, but those YouTube videos just aren’t doing it for you? Well, come by for two sessions of Knitting Lab so we can get you back on track! Bring in your project and your inquiring mind. A great follow up to Knitting 101.

    Instructor - TBA

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    • bring pattern with yarn and needles

    Prerequisite skills: Cast on, knit, bind off

  • Knit, Swirl Coat

    Check out the droolworthy Knit, Swirl coats during our October trunk show, pick your favorite and join us for an exclusive Knit, Swirl class! Knit, Swirl jackets require only intermediate techniques, but they may seem a bit unfamiliar to the average knitter. Learn how to cast on several hundred stitches and join in the round with ease in the first class. In the second and third class you’ll delve into mirrored decreases, pseudo short-rows, twisted yarn-over increases and Jeny’s surprisingly stretchy bind off. By the end of the month, you should be ready to walk out in your fabulous new jacket!

    Instructor - Judy Sakaguchi

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    • Knit, Swirl book
    • yarn and needles for the Knit, Swirl coat of your choice

    Prerequisite skills: working in the round

  • Knitting Happily Ever After - Ergonomics for Knitters

    Ever know a knitter who hasn't said, "Just one more row"? Me neither! I'll bet they've also complained of aches and pains while knitting. In this class, you'll learn how knitting affects the "fabric that makes the fabric" - your body. You'll learn how knitting contributes to those aches and pains throughout your body, but more importantly, you'll learn how to reduce them. A little knowledge and some simple changes can keep you knitting happily and safely ever after. Students who've taken this class have said that it should be "required learning for all knitters regardless of experience level!" and, "it's as important as the knit and purl stitches!" This class is taught by a passionate knitter who is also a physical therapist.

    Instructor - Carson Demers

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    • Bring a project to assess its risk factors, and feel free to knit during the class

    Prerequisite skills: None!

  • KnitteRx

    Knitting is not a "no pain, no gain" activity, yet many of us take better care of our favorite stash fiber than we do the fibers that allow us to knit - our bodies. Tired muscles, sore joints, and aching backs and necks needlessly plague too many knitters. This class will teach you fun ways of "fiber care" for the most important project you make: YOU! Don't let the preventable keep you from doing what you love. Knit on, safely and comfortably!

    Instructor - Carson Demers

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    • Bring a project to assess its risk factors, and feel free to knit during the class.

    Prerequisite skills: None!

  • Macrame Knotting Basics

    Macrame is back! Learn to make macrame projects that you've seen on pinterest! In this introductory class you'll learn the basics by creating sennits, vertical chains of knots as well as several ways to make starting loops, square knots and half hitches.

    Instructor - Beth Whiteside

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    • 10-20 yards cord (can use bulky cotton)
    • split key ring
    • clipboard
    • T pins, scissors, tapestry needle
    • Binder clip, measuring tape

    Prerequisite skills: None

  • Moebius Madness

    Moebii are in! A circular scarf with a twist in it is more than just a mis-joined circle. Learn 2 ways to knit these magical single-surface miracles, including from the spine outward.

    Instructor - Beth Whiteside

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    • 100 yds #4 medium weight yarn in light or bright color
    • 24″ and 40″ circular needles in size appropriate for yarn
    • 1 double-ended (double-point or circular) in same size (may be 1 size smaller or larger)
    • 1 crochet hook, same size as knitting needles
    • Tapestry needle

    Prerequisite skills: Beginner to intermediate knitting experience. Best if you have already made a hat or cowl in the round.

  • Mosaic Knitting

    Love the look of color work but seems too complicated? Mosaic knitting is the answer! Working with only one yarn at a time in two-row stripes, the patterns on mosaic fabric is created by slipping stitches from row to row. You'' learn how to work from mosaic stitch charts. Interested in designing your own mosaic project? We'll discuss design considerations.

    Instructor - Beth Whiteside

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    • 80 yards worsted weight yarn
    • needles in size appropriate for yarn
    • graph paper, pencil, eraser
    • scissors, tapestry needle, markers

    Prerequisite skills: None

  • My First Sweater

    You've made scarves, shawls, hats, baby blankets... Now it's time to graduate to a sweater! This course is designed to help you succeed in making a simple, crew neck pullover. In the first session, yarn selection and gauge will be discussed. Come prepared to make your selection, purchase your yarn and get your homework assignment. The remaining three sessions are spread out to give you time to make progress on your sweater.

    Instructor - Barbara Paley

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    • sweater quantity of yarn to be purchased in session 1
    • needles in size appropriate for yarn
    • scissors, tapestry needle, markers

    Prerequisite skills: Must know how to knit, purl, cast-on, bind-off, increase, decrease

  • Neko Curved Needle Class

    Neko Curved Needles are the current rage! In this class we will make a jog-less striped or solid color fingerless glove in the round using the new Neko Curved DPNs. Learn how to cast on/arrange the stitches, knit in the round and bind off using these curved DPNs

    Instructor - Judy Sakaguchi

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    • One skein bulky or chunky yarn (3-3.5sts/in). Bring two colors if you want to make a striped glove
    • Neko needles in the size recommended for the yarn
    • 2 conical needle point protectors
    • Darning needle

    Prerequisite skills: must know how to cast on, knit, purl and bind off

  • Pom Poms and Friendship Bracelets

    Learn how to make fun and colorful pom poms using the Loome! The Loome produces the tightest, fluffiest pom poms you'll ever see. After all, there is nothing sadder than a limp pom pom. Judy will also show you how to make friendship bracelets and tassels with this all-in-one tool.

    Instructor - Judy Sakaguchi

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      • Loome (any model), yarn in any weight, scrap yarn is fine

    Prerequisite skills: Beginner

  • Ravelry 102: Beyond the Basics/Workshop

    Ravelry has come a lone way since it's inception. It now has an amazing array of tools that can be used to make your knitting and crochet life easier and more fun! In this class, we'll explore the various options in Ravelry, including many tips and tricks on how to improve searches (beyond the advanced search option), how to manage your favorites, queued, and owned patterns, how to easily organize a large number of message boards, how to effectively use your stash and library and more!

    Instructor - Tamala Takahashi

    Prerequisite skills: Bring your computer or tablet, be logged in, and have a basic understanding of how to start a new project and how to do pattern and yarn searches

  • Reading Japanese Pattern Basics /Workshop

    You don't read Japanese and there's this great pattern you want to make without translations! Don't despair all you need to know are the meaning of a few symbols, the logic of the method and some experience making knitted garments. It's a clear and simple system, kind of like a blueprint. Different from the "wordy" written text version of "how to make something" that we are use to. It's kind of like deciphering a secret message with a decoder ring, it's fun. Bring a project and over the last two sessions we will decode it together.

    Instructor - Judy Sakaguchi

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    • tape measure with cms and inches
    • calculator
    • notebook

    Prerequisite skills: Intermediate

  • ReLove Crochet Pillow Class with Britt-Marie

    Let Love Fest Fiber's owner Britt show you how to make a super soft, super chunky Crochet Pillow using ReLove Merino. No experience is necessary - this is perfect for newbies!

    Instructor - Britt-Marie Almp>

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      • ReLove Crochet Pillow Kit
      • Size U crochet hook

    Prerequisite skills: Beginner

  • Rigid Heddle Weaving Private Lesson

    Know how to knit? How do you use up your stash, give knitting a break and still get holiday gifts made up in time? Learn the fun and easy way to weave on a rigid heddle loom! Schedule a private lesson by appointment to learn the basics (how to set up the loom and plan your project) or even more advanced techniques when you're ready. Bring your own rigid heddle loom or rent one for only $10

    Instructor - Wendy Gilmore

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    • 2 colors of Cascade 220
    • rigid heddle loom

    Prerequisite skills: Beginner

  • Round Up! 4 Ways to Knit in the Round

    Love knitting in the round, but have trouble with small circumferences? We’ll go over the basics of knitting around on circular needles of all lengths for making knitwear of all sizes. Learn how stitch patterns are worked when you go round and round and round. Once you’ve practiced the old standard techniques (16” and 24” circulars plus double-points), we’ll go over two newer methods, the 2-circulars and Magic Loop. When you head home, you’ll be ready to finish our class projects, a neck warmer and fingerless mitts!

    Instructor - Beth Whiteside

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    • 125 yds #5 bulky weight yarn in light or bright color
    • 16″, 24″ AND 40″ circular needles in size appropriate for yarn
    • 1 set of 4 or 5 double-pointed needles
    • Ring markers, yarn needle
    Homework
    • Using 16″ circular needle, cast on 52 stitches. In bulky yarn, 52 stitches should loosely span the 16″ length (measured point to point) of the needle. If it does not, check your needle length (it may be too long) and yarn weight (it may be less than bulky!).

    Prerequisite skills: Knitting basics. It is best if you have already worked in the round using a 16" or 24" needle.

  • Sequence Knitting Workshop

    Do you want to learn techniques for simple on-the-go and social-knitting projects? Sequence Knitting introduces a unique approach where a sequence of stitches, such as [K2, P2] or [K3, P1], is repeated to create amazing fabrics. Cecelia Campochiaro, author of Sequence Knitting, will review the methods in the book and get you started on the endless possibilities of sequence knitting. Bring your needles and let your creative juices flow

    Instructor - Cecelia Campochiaro

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    • Sequence Knitting book
    • Two balls of smooth worsted-weight yarn in contrasting colors
    • Size 8 needles for swatching

    Prerequisite skills: Cast on, knit, purl

  • Sheep to Sweater: Wool 101

    Stephany Wilkes, a certified sheep shearer and wool classer, will give us the hidden story of how wool moves from sheep to sweater. She’ll have raw wool samples to illustrate crimp, color, length, strength and fineness. The workshop will cover different breeds of sheep (with a focus on California sheep and wool) and how characteristics of wool are reflected in locally made yarn.

    Instructor - Stephany Wilkes

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    • No supplies are necessary and knitting during the workshop is encouraged!

    Prerequisite skills: None!

  • Sock it to Me!

    Cold feet? Not after this class! Socks are fun and easy - especially when knit on two circular needles. You'll learn the basic principles of cuff-down sock construction: from turning the heel, to grafting the toe.

    Instructor - Judy Sakaguchi

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    • 200 yds worsted weight yarn (4.5 sts/in)
    • US size 8, either a short circular (8 inch or 9 inch) or two circular needles (16 and 24-inch)

    Prerequisite skills: Cast on, knit, purl, bind off, knit in the round

  • Tips, Tricks and Hints with Lily Chin

    Do you want to learn how to do a long-tail cast-on and not run out of yarn on your tail? Or weave in those little ends that are too short to put through a darning needle? Learn tips and tricks that will make your knitting life easier from the master herself!

    Instructor - Lily Chin

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    • Yarn and corresponding needles
    • Basic knitting notions like darning needles and scissors

    Prerequisite skills: Beginner

  • Toe-Up Socks

    Hand knitted socks are luxurious and addictive! Make a custom fitted sock from the toe up “recipe” for “plain vanilla” socks. By choosing from different cast ons and heel treatments and ending with “Jeny’s Surprisingly Stretchy” bind off, you can go on to knit all sorts of fancy socks! This class is a great follow up to our “Sock it to Me” class.

    Instructor - Judy Sakaguchi

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    • 200 yards of worsted weight (4.5 sts/in) wool
    • needles to go with yarn - DPNs, two circulars, or magic loop

    Prerequisite skills: Have made a sock before and can work in the round comfortably

  • Top Down Raglan Sweater

    Take your knitting to the next level with a raglan sweater! This method and style makes for a great looking sweater with minimal finishing, with your choice of a men's or women's version. Pattern is included.

    Instructor - Judy Sakaguchi

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    • sweater quantity of Aran weight yarn (4 sts/inch)
    • 16 and 29-inch circular needles in size needed to obtain correct gauge
    • tapestry needle
    • tape measure
    • scrap yarn
    • pencil and paper

    Prerequisite skills: Cast on, knit, purl, bind off, increase

  • Top Down Raglan Sweater 201

    Have your first sweater under your belt, but want to take that next step? Need a little more challenge, but like a project that works up quickly? Then take the plunge with this class! We will make a Twisted Little Raglan by Ann Budd. Knit in a DK weight yarn, this sweater features a flattering open neck with decorate raglan shaping. It’s the perfect thing to knit into spring. The class will cover different cast on methods, yarn overs, twisted stitches and picking up stitches.

    Instructor - Judy Sakaguchi

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    • Ann Budd's A Knitter's Book of Top Down Sweaters
    • sweater quantity and materials necessary for the Twisted Little Raglan pattern

    Prerequisite skills: This is an intermediate level class and students should be comfortable with knitting in the round as well as increasing and decreasing stitches.

  • Tunisian Crochet

    Also known as “Afghan crochet”, Tunisian crochet uses an elongated crochet hook to quickly make unique fabric(s) that can be described as a cross between crochet and knitting. You will learn how to do the Tunisian simple stitch (Tss) and more.

    Instructor - Judy Sakaguchi

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    • a ball of smooth textured worsted weight yarn
    • size “J” 6mm or “K” 6.5mm Tunisian/Afghan hook

    Prerequisite skills: chain, sc

  • Weaving 101

    Delve into the ancient art of weaving using an 8-harness table loom! In four sessions, you’ll learn to warp the loom and will learn various woven patterns and textures. At the end of the class, you will have a beautiful hand woven sampler scarf. Bring your own loom or rent one for $40.

    Instructor - TBA

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    • Table loom (can be rented for a $40)
    • 160 yards fingering or sportweight cotton (Eco Baby or Bio Sesia recommended)
    • 200 yards DK or worsted wool (Cascade 220 recommended)
    • stick shuttle
    • brass S-hook

    Prerequisite skills: None!

  • Rigid Heddle Weaving

    This class utilizes a rigid heddle loom (versus a larger table loom). In two sessions, you’ll have a beautiful hand woven scarf. Once you get the hang of it, you’ll be able to experiment with colors and textures to create anything your heart desires! Bring your own rigid heddle loom or rent one for only $10.

    Instructor - Wendy Gilmore

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    • Rigid heddle loom (can be rented for a $10, deposit of $150 will be returned at the end of class)
    • 150 yards of two colors in either DK, worsted or bulky weight yarn

    Prerequisite skills: None!

  • Intermediate Rigid Heddle Weaving

    Take the next step with your rigid heddle skills! We will learn to work with luxury or novelty yarns and simple pick up patterns to expand what you can do with this great weaving tool. Bring your loom warped with 3 yards of a main color yarn. We will weave a sampler/scarf using your choice of yarn.

    Instructor - Wendy Gilmore

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    • Rigid heddle loom
    • Your choice of yarns

    Prerequisite skills: Basic rigid heddle weaving skills

  • Working in Both Directions

    Knitting is a two-handed sport, and most of us play by making new stitches on the right-hand needle from old stitches held on the left-hand needle. We turn our work around and repeat, knitting from the left needle onto the right needle. But what if we could work with the RS always facing us? Without having to turn the heavy afghan with many stitches or for the bobble with few, to see the patterning in an intarsia pattern or work the units of an entrelac project. In class you will learn how to work both knit and purl stitches with the RS facing you, as well as how to decipher instructions written for standard turn-based patterns.

    Instructor - Beth Whiteside

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    • 20-30 yards each of 2 colors (worsted weight yarn) in a light or bright color
    • size 8 or 9 needles
    • Homework: Cast on 14 stitches. Knit 4 rows.

    Prerequisite skills: Cast on, knit, purl, bind off.

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