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Knitting Classes at Dirt Woman Fiber Arts

New Pistachio Saffron Sweatshirt by Carol Feller in Stolen Stitches Nua Yarn
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Learn knitting at the Dirt Woman Fiber Arts School in White Stone, Virginia.  Contact us today to schedule your knitting class and subscribe to our email newsletter for updates on new classes!
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The Fibre Company
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   Canopy Worsted
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   Meadow
   Road to China
   Terra
Fyberspates
   Gleem Lace
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   Vivacious DK
Coop Knits
   Socks Yeah! - Sale!
   Socks Yeah! DK - New!
Stolen Stitches
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Shibui
   Birch - Sale!
   Drift
   Lunar
   Maai
   Pebble
   Silk Cloud
Swans Island
   Ikat
   Natural Fingering
   Natural Worsted
   Small Batch No. 1
Biscotte
   Bis-Sock - Sale!
Huntingdon - Closeout!
   Florafil Cotton - Sale!
   Rayon/Viscose - Sale!
Juniper Moon
   Moonshine
Katia
   Lino
Lana Grossa
   Arioso
Mirasol
   Nuna
Amano
   Apu
   Ayni
   Mayu
Berroco
   Remix Light
   Suede
Bugs & Roots
   Alpaca
   Linen Rug Warp
   Silk
Classic Elite
   Hanako
   Mika
   Yuri
Jason Collingwood
   Rug Wool
Lana Gatto
   Harmony 230
Lotus Yarns
   Cashmere DK
   Handspun Cashmere
Louet
   Euroflax Lace
   Euroflax Sport
   Organic Cottolin
   Organic Cotton


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Shore Cardigan Top-Down Sweater Knitting Workshop and Knit-A-Long (currently under way - KAL meets at mutually agreed upon dates).

Join us for our Fall 2017 sweater knitting workshop and knit-a-long featuring the Shore Cardigan from Carrie Bostick Hoge's exquisite "Swoon Maine" pattern book.  The Shore Cardigan  features top-down raglan shaping, with a neat little trick to extend the neck, followed by shaping for the body, fun short rows, and a fantastic button band.

Join Michael del Vecchio and Becky McCoy for another outstanding workshop as we launch this knit-a-long.  As always, you'll get some handy tools to help make the shaping and increases easier, plus all the tips and tricks that will help make this four season sweater a joy to knit.  Never knit a sweater before?  This is a great first sweater!

The model is in the shop and available for you to try on.  Come by to see it, the Swoon Maine pattern book, and choose the colors for your Shore Cardigan.

$75 tuition plus materials.  Currently under way - KAL meets at mutually agreed upon dates.  We look forward to seeing you in the Shore Cardigan workshop and knit-a-long!

Skill Level:
  Adventurous Beginner. You can cast-on, knit, purl, bind off, and make simple increases and decreases.

Materials Required:
  1024 (1107, 1190, 1283, 1376, 1472, 1558, 1640) yards worsted weight yarn to fit bust sizes 32¾ (36¼, 39½, 43, 46¼, 49¾, 53, 56½)" with 0-2" of positive ease, respectively.  Pattern and worsted weight yarn to be purchased at Dirt Woman Fiber Arts.  Suggested yarns are The Fibre Company Cumbria Worsted, Terra or Canopy Worsted; Shibui Drift; Swans Island Natural Colors; Fyberspates Vivacious DK;  Berroco Cotolana or Classic Elite Vista.

Bring to Class:
  Yarn for your sweater (with one ball already wound), a copy of the pattern, a variety of needle sizes that suit the weight of your yarn to achieve gauge, and your notions kit.
Shore Cardigan in The Fibre Company Terra Yarn
Shore Cardigan in The Fibre Company Terra Yarn
Models from Some of  Our Recent Sweater Knitting Workshops
Liv Cardigan Top-Down Cardigan in The Fibre Company Canopy Worsted
Lucia Hooded Cardigan in The Fibre Company Cumbria Yarn
Fine Sand Top-Down Cardigan in Berroco Fiora Yarn
Liv Cardigan
Fine Sand Cardigan
Lucia Hoodie

Beginning Knitting with Becky McCoy (offered by appointment - contact us to schedule).

Learn to cast on, knit, purl, increase and decrease by knitting a cotton wash cloth with Becky McCoy.  Preregistration required.  $40 tuition plus yarn and needles.  We offer this class by appointment.  Contact us to schedule yours!

Beginning Sock Knitting with Becky McCoy (offered by appointment - contact us to schedule).

This class will teach the basics of sock knitting using your choice of double point needles or two circular needles.  Learn to knit in the round, shape the heel with gussets, and shape the toe of the sock with Becky McCoy.  Preregistration required.  $40 tuition plus yarn, book, and needles.  Prerequisite:  Beginning Knitting or equivalent skills.  We offer this class by appointment.  Contact us to schedule yours!
Exquisite Socks Knitted in Lana Grossa Millenweit (top) & Schachenmayr Regia Yarns

Beginning Brioche Knitting with Bob Walls (offered by appointment - contact us to schedule).

Join our class to learn the joy of Brioche (no, not the yummy bread, but the squishy, 2-color knit pattern).  We'll be knitting a stunning cowl of worsted weight yarn with guest instructor Bob Walls. Techniques that will be taught are:  knitting in the round, slip stitch (sl1), yarn over knit (YOK), yarn over purl (YOP), knit 2 together (k2tog), purl 2 together (p2tog), main color (MC), contrasting color (CC), and Life Line.  Please register early and pick up your materials prior to the class.  There will be a break for lunch, so be sure to pack one (or check out the great takaway available across the street)!  Preregistration required.  $30 tuition plus materials.  We offer this class by appointment.  Contact us to schedule yours!

Skill level:
  Advanced beginner.  Student should know how to cast-on, knit, purl, and bind off.  

Advanced Brioche Knitting with Becky McCoy (offered by appointment - contact us to schedule).

Learn how to add vines and swirls to your Brioche knitting with two colors.  Preregistration required.  $30 tuition plus materials.  We offer this class by appointment.  Contact us to schedule yours!

Color My Cowl Class With Bob Walls (offered by appointment - contact us to schedule)

Express your inner Picasso as you select your favorite color palette for this beautiful, easy to knit Fair Isle cowl, color in the design template, and learn to knit it in the round with guest instructor Bob Walls.  Ideal for the beginner interested in learning Fair Isle technique, and the advanced knitter looking for some fun with Fair Isle!  Preregistration required.  $40 tuition plus materials.  We offer this class by appointment.  Contact us to schedule yours!

Skills required:
  You should be familiar with provisional cast on, knit, purl, Kitchener stitch.  Don't worry if you haven't mastered the provisional cast on and/or Kitchener stitch yet, you'll learn how to do both in this class!

Materials:
  Trendsetter Merino VIII worsted weight yarn in at least two colors and a maximum of five to be purchased at Dirt Woman Fiber Arts, 16" US size 8 circular needle, scrap yarn in a light color, crochet hook in an appropriate size for the yarn, and a tapestry needle.

Miter Knitting with Michael del Vecchio (offered by appointment - contact us to schedule).

Last year, guest instructor Michael del Vecchio brought the magic of Jane Slicer-Smith's designs to White Stone for the first time, and we had a half dozen intrepid knitters attempt shawls, home decor, and garments - with great success. This year, Miters are back - and better than ever! Following up on last year's class, we'll bring a collection of Jane Slicer-Smith's garments to the shop for you to try on and sample. In the classroom, we'll talk about color palettes and planning your garment - then learn the nuts and bolts of basic (and not so basic) miters, methods for picking up stitches cleanly and neatly, and creating shape in garments by adjusting miter size and shape. We'll go on to deconstruct and fully review some of Jane's patterns and her assembly diagrams and give you all the tools to complete your garment on your own.  Preregistration required.  $95 tuition plus materials.  We offer this class by appointment.  Contact us to schedule yours!

Skill Level:
  Advanced beginner/intermediate.

Materials Required:
Yarn and pattern to be purchased from Dirt Woman Fiber Arts for your chosen design, appropriate needles for gauge required, and your notions bag.
Carnaby Coat
Cinque Multi & Merino 6 Mitered Box Jacket
Cinque Multi Mitered Shawl
Jester Vest

Cable Knitting with Bob Walls (offered by appointment - contact us to schedule).

Unlock the mysteries of cable knitting with Bob Walls as you knit Kate Gagnon Osborn's beautiful Jordan Pond Scarf in The Fibre Company's exquisite Acadia yarn.  You'll learn how to read a pattern chart, interpret cable symbols, and how to create an I-Cord edge.  Bob will show you how to add an attractive twist to your knitting with beautiful cables.  Preregistation required.  $40 tuition plus needles, notions, pattern, and yarn.  We offer this class by appointment.  Contact us to schedule yours!

Skills required:
  Students should feel comfortable with knit, purl, casting on, and simple increases and decreases.

Bring to class:
  One set of  24" US size 4 needles, tapestry needle, two stitch markers, pattern, and five skeins of The Fibre Company Acadia in the color of your choice purchased from Dirt Woman Fiber Arts.
Cable Knitted Jordan Pond Scarf in The Fibre Company Acadia Yarn
The Fibre Company Acadia Yarn in Neutral Colors
Jordan Pond Cable Scarf Knitted by Bob Walls
Acadia Neutrals & Jewel Tones
The Fibre Company Acadia Yarn in Jewel Colors
Jordan Pond Scarf Model
Jordan Pond Cable Scarf
By Bob Walls

Technique Class: Fixing Mistakes, Reading Your Knitting, and Tips & Tricks with Michael del Vecchio (offered by appointment - contact us to schedule).

Regardless of when and how you learned to knit, there are foundational rules that make fashioning knitted fabric easy, as well as successful.  In this three hour class with guest instructor Michael del Vecchio, you'll become well-acquainted with the best methods for fixing mistakes in knitting - including picking up dropped stitches. You'll learn to "read" your knitting when it's on the needles - making correcting mistakes in texture and pattern a breeze.  And best of all, you'll pick up great tips and tricks that make knitting even more enjoyable.  Bring your questions to class, and we'll be sure you get the answers and help you need!  Preregistration required.  $40 tuition plus materials.  We offer this class by appointment.  Contact us to schedule yours!

Skill level:
  Advanced beginner. Students should know how to cast-on, knit, purl, and bind off.

Materials Required:
one ball Classic Elite Adelaide, US size 7 (4.5 mm) needles. US Size G (4 mm) crochet hook, tapestry needle, and notions kit.