Papillon/Butterfly Shawl Class

  The Papillon is Swing Knitting at its best as you will learn to create beautiful curvy areas separated by a stitch pattern with free-form change. 

  This beautiful and colorful shawl uses fingering weight yarn, accomplished with the short row technique. You can select a variety of six different color yarns or a long-transition multi-color yarn, such as Zauberball and Uneek, along with one solid contrasting color. This shawl is stunning and you will be amazed as the pattern evolves, you will find it difficult to put down. 

  Definitely a project for the adventurous knitter! Cathy has already knit the shawl as shown in the photograph. She has also added her personal touch to demystify the pattern for you. Though it might look complicated Cathy prides herself on taking detailed instructions and making them understandable so any knitter can master them. 

  The pattern calls for fingering but other weights work well to make a heavier shawl.

  During this class we are also providing instruction on the Rolling Waters scarf, which also uses the Swing Knitting technique.

  To procure a pattern for your personal library, the cost will be $14. and may be purchased through Uncommon Threads. Uneek and Zauberball yarns are available at Uncommon Threads. We also carry a variety of other long-transition multi-color yarns that will work well for this project.

  Register for this four-session class by calling 717/699-1600. Check our Class Schedule for additional details. Note the fourth session's date will be determined by the progress of the group.

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Open Stitch

  Join us on Wednesday evenings, 5-8pm, Saturday and Sunday from 12 to 4 for Open Stitch.

  For an opportunity to build community and work in the company of other crafters please join us as you begin your Fall knitting projects. We have lots of samples and ideas too!

  Our shop is spacious and we have a friendly community of crafters. All are welcome. Here you'll find fun, friendship, inspiration and encouragement. 

  Watch your e-mail and our Facebook posts for Friday Night Knitting dates which are also scheduled monthly.

Beginning Knitter’s Group and Help Night

  Joining an already established knitting group can be intimidating for new knitters. I remember trying to hide in the back of the room so that those “expert knitters” sitting around the table wouldn’t judge my lack of skill. 

  Knitting in a group is a great way to build your knitting skills and confidence. Unlike other knitting groups these sessions will be lead by an instructor who can help you with problems and answer your questions. There is a $10 fee for this session. Check our Class Schedule for dates.