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Topic: [April Fools!] CRAFTSTERLAND'S BEGINNING KNITTING CLASS : FAIR ISLE SOCKS!  (Read 4430 times)
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« on: April 01, 2011 06:37:34 AM »


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Class: Beginner's Knitting Class :: Fair Isle Socks

"Really, all you need to become a good knitter are wool, needles, hands, and slightly below-average intelligence."
Elizabeth Zimmermann (Knitting Without Tears: Basic Techniques and Easy-to-Follow Directions for Garments to Fit All Sizes)

Teacher: Lapoli

Location: Craftster Compound Humidity-Controlled Wool Storage Closet 2A

Class Size: 10 students of below-average intelligence, or 20 students of above-average intelligence. (See IQ testing pre-requisites, below, and the formula to determine the proper mix of BA and AA students.)

Class Description:  Have you been envying the look of those fancy, handmade socks but never had the guts to cast on?  Do double pointed needles scare you?  Do you like the idea of being asked to make socks for all your friends and family who don't realize how much work is involved appeal to you?  If so, this class is for YOU!

In this class, we'll discuss the basic mechanics of sock-knitting including casting on, knitting in the round, heel and gusset shaping, and the kitchener stitch. Peppered throughout our two-day class, we'll have bits of video and book readings from Elizabeth Zimmerman.

At this end of this two day, 10 hour class, you will have made a pair of fair isle socks for your father in fingering weight yarn.  

Prerequisites:  Participants are subject to rigorous IQ testing prior to class approval.  Testing must be completed 10 business days prior to the start of class in order for the instructor to guarantee a seat.  IQ test results will ONLY be used for creating an ideal class environment - they will not be shared with administrators, commercial interests, etc.  Failure to complete this prerequisite will result in class enrollment termination.

Formula to determine final class composition:

Cost: $100 per person for the class cost plus $500 per person for materials (This material fee is in addition to required equipment/supplies, below)

Supplies Needed:  Bamboo DPNs in the following sizes: US00, US0, US1 and US2, fingering weight yarn in at least two colors.  Yarn should be at least 80% wool and NOT superwash.  Please do not bring orange yarn.  Scissors.  Darning needle.  Stitch marker of appropriate proportion.  

Other/Misc:  You may want to consider bringing food/meals that you can sip with a straw, so as to avoid taking important class time away.  Bathroom breaks are also optional, so please, plan accordingly.
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« Reply #1 on: April 01, 2011 06:41:06 AM »

I'm pretty sure I'm of above average intelligence, but I really can't knit. I can drink out of a straw, though. Should I consider this class?
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« Reply #2 on: April 01, 2011 06:45:21 AM »

Excellent. I can only knit a basic scarf, but I'm sure my IQ is pretty high so I'm pretty sure I can do this.
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« Reply #3 on: April 01, 2011 06:46:09 AM »

Fantastic!  This is awesome.  I can definitely sip through a straw and my sock knitting abilities are a standstill, so I think I count as below average.

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« Reply #4 on: April 01, 2011 06:46:16 AM »

Also, if I make my own wool yarn spun from Craftsterland's flock of sheep and bring it will there be a discount on my material cost?

C&C appreciated.
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« Reply #5 on: April 01, 2011 06:48:13 AM »

Can I knit socks for my mother if I sign up for a second round of classes? Or do we only make socks for fathers?
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« Reply #6 on: April 01, 2011 06:48:50 AM »

I forgot to mention I'm a lefty. Will I have to sit in front of a mirror or something? Can I be taught?  Undecided
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« Reply #7 on: April 01, 2011 06:49:37 AM »

Also, if I make my own wool yarn spun from Craftsterland's flock of sheep and bring it will there be a discount on my material cost?

C&C appreciated.

Of course. If you spin your own yarn from Craftsterland's sheep, your material cost would be approximately $550.  

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« Reply #8 on: April 01, 2011 06:50:42 AM »

Can I knit socks for my mother if I sign up for a second round of classes? Or do we only make socks for fathers?

No. Only fathers.
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« Reply #9 on: April 01, 2011 06:51:04 AM »

I forgot to mention I'm a lefty. Will I have to sit in front of a mirror or something? Can I be taught?  Undecided

I really need to know.  Huh
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