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Updated September 12th, 2017

See below classes for Teaching Ewe Information. Click on the class name for a full description of class as well as materials needed or homework required.


How to Knit Sweaters and other items with Pictures: $40 

Instructor: Sam Barsky

Time: Sunday September 17th 3pm-5pm

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Beginning Brioche:$100Sample of Brioche knitting

Instructor:  Stephanie Hill

Wednesday September 20th 2:00pm-4:00pm

Wednesday September 27th 2:00pm-4:00pm

Wednesday October 4th 2:00pm-4:00pm

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Beginning Rigid Heddle Weaving: Quickie Cricket Scarf $145.00

Prerequisites: None

Instructor: Stephanie Hill

Equipment and Materials: Provided

Day 1: Mon. September 25, 10am-12pm

Day 2: Tue. September 26, 10am-12pm

Day 3: Fri. September 29, 10am-12pm


Basic Sock on Two Circular Needles: $90

Instructor: Wae Wang

Saturday October 7th, 10am-12pm

Saturday October 14th, 10am-12pm

Saturday October 21st, 10am-12pm


Entrelac – An Introduction: $90

Instructor: Wae Wang

Saturday October 7th, 1pm-3pm

Saturday October 14th, 1pm-3pm

Saturday October 21st, 1pm-3pm


Moebius Knitting: $45

Instructor:  Stephanie Hill

Monday October 9th 10:00am-12:30pm

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Color Theory for Gradients:$40 

Instructor: Wae Wang

Saturday November 4th, 10am – 11:30am

Let’s get together to discuss some basics about color theory and putting together a gradient for your project of choice!


Beginning Knitting or Crochet

$30.00 per hour by appointmentcary grant knitting
Learning something new can be frustrating. Let us teach you privately without distractions when it’s convenient for you. Day sessions and Evening sessions available 7 days a week.

Email Wae at temptingewe@cloverhillyarn.com to discuss your needs and schedule and we’ll take care of the rest. 


Teaching Ewe Classes

The response to our “Teaching Ewe” series has been amazing! This set of student-led classes allows you to “choose your own” knitting adventure.

Have you seen a class offered in the past and missed it?

Join a Teaching Ewe session that fits your schedule.

Is there a class you’ve been waiting for us to list and you want to start right away?

Teaching Ewe lets you choose what you learn in each session. Nervous about cables? Need help seaming? Looking to start a sweater and just need a little guidance? Teaching Ewe will help you get started.

Are you intimidated by the pace of large project classes?

Teaching Ewe lets you work at your own pace. If you are working on a larger project, you can skip a few sessions and meet up with us again when you are ready to move on to the next step in your project.

Choose a time that suits you. Day and evening classes are offered several times per month. Please call ahead to reserve your seat in class. We try to keep our classes small in order to accommodate the style of teaching. There is also a rare occasion that we may not hold a class due to lack of attendance and calling ahead allows us to schedule a teacher in advance.

Pricing is as follows for Knitting and Crochet Lessons:
1 session = $30.00 
3 sessions = $75.00
6 sessions = $125.00

 


Teaching Ewe Dates and Times:


 divergentTeaching Ewe Wednesday Mornings with Stephanie

10am – 12pm :  call to reserve a seat.

Sessions are on the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Wednesdays of each Month.  

Upcoming dates include:  May 17; June 7, 14, 21; July 5, 12, 19; August 2, 9, 16 

Teaching Ewe lets you work at your own pace. If you are working on a larger project, you can skip a few sessions and meet up with us again when you are ready to move on to the next step in your project.

Choose a time that suits you. Day and evening classes are offered several times per month. Please call ahead to reserve your seat in class. We try to keep our classes small in order to accommodate the style of teaching. There is also a rare occasion that we may not hold a class due to lack of attendance and calling ahead allows us to schedule a teacher in advance.

 


 

Spinning Instruction is $40 per hour.

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Might we Suggest?

These are some of the popular patterns people are working on and we’d love to help you with any of these projects, just sign up for any teaching ewe class time or a private lesson. Not sure what kind of lesson is best for you? Email Wae at temptingewe@cloverhillyarn.com for personalized help.

Find your Fade

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Starting at a single point and growing, shifting and fading into a piece that begs to be wrapped up in. This asymmetrical triangle shawl uses some clever increasing and decreasing, combined with relaxing garter stitch and simple lace so that you have a fun-to-knit canvas to play with mixing colors on! This shawl is all about making it your own. Let your creativity shine!!
Get creative – this is YOUR shawl! Use only 1 color, or 3, or 10. Need help with color selections? I highly recommend diving into your stash (or the shelves of your LYS) and untwisting the skeins and then laying them next to each other. Look for nuances that can be seen from one color to the next – if your first color has some gold (like mine), why not snag an awesome speckled skein that also has some gold and another color you love (ahem – pink), so that after the speckled skein you can start stitching up that favorite pink skein you have been hoarding! And so on and so forth! Still feeling nervous? Head on over to my Ravelry group and show some pictures of the yarn you are trying to decide between! Everyone there loves to help!!findyourfade3

Yarn: Fingering Weight Yarn – 1540yds/ 385g in multiple colors

We have lots of wonderful Indie dyed yarns in stock from Tempting Ewe to Hedgehog Fibers, stop by to get inspired! Wae is working on this shawl now, ask her to show you her progress!

This pattern is available for $7.00 USD buy it now


 

Marled Magic Mystery Shawl KAL by Stephen West

This pattern is available for $6.50 USD buy it now

Stash_1_medium2 Thumbnail_WK_MKAL_medium2This Westknits Mystery Shawl KAL is unlike any other mystery shawl. I designed this stash busting pattern to use all kinds of colors from your yarn collection. Each week starting March 3, you will receive a section of the mystery shawl pattern until the final design is revealed on March 24. Get a group of your knitting friends together and enjoy this brand new Westknits adventure!

Get pumped for the Marled Magic Mystery Shawl with this ultra spicy music video filmed in Reykjavik, Spiceland!

https://youtu.be/Zuilaycf7Gs

Join the Ravelry group here to get inspired and share photos of your yarn choices.

SCHEDULE
Clue 1 – Friday, March 3
Clue 2 – Friday, March 10
Clue 3 – Friday, March 17
Clue 4 – Friday, March 24

Amanda is working on this shawl now, stop in and ask her to see her progress!


Exploration Station by Stephen West15857731561_125dacbdf3_z

This pattern is available for $6.00 USD buy it now

This top down semi-circle shawl begins with my favorite Westknits shortcut rows and yarn overs followed by two-color brioche ribbing, slipped stitches, stripes, and finally a beautiful chevron border. Choose 4 colors of ya15833914186_331547dfc3_zrn and enjoy the playful knitting journey!

Finished Measurements: 22” / 56cm from CO to BO, 70”/ 178cm wingspan length. Measurements taken after blocking.

Yarn: Fingering weight

Amanda just finished her Exploration Station and it will be on display for a limited time at the shop, stop by to check it out! Nervous about the Brioche section of the shawl? A Teaching Ewe private lesson can help!


Lilli Pilli by Ambah O’Brien lilli pilli

Lilli Pilli was our last KAL, if you missed it and would like to work on this project with a teacher’s guidance please join our Lilli Pilli class. You’ll learn how to knit stripes with your yarn as well as knitting a biased lace pattern. This project takes 3 skeins of fingering weight yarn.

 

• Yarn materials for this class are NOT included in this course. Stash yarn may be used (and is

 


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 Antler Mittens by Tincanknits 

These mittens are squishy and warm to keep out the cold! A bold antler cable travels from generous cuffs to fingertips. They are perfect for a winter’s night stroll or a rousing snowball fight.


Brioche with Stephanie

Brioche with Stephanie

 Mix Up! by Stephanie Hill

Mix-Up! is a Two-Color Brioche Cowl.

I designed this pattern and handout to be used when I teach beginning brioche.

Yarn recommendations:
This project can be made from any two yarns. It is a great stash buster project for those odd skeins of yarns you have hanging around. You’ll be surprised when you combine otherwise unpairable yarns together in brioche. I haven’t seen a bad result yet. And every time someone pairs some yarns I think might be odd together, I am happily surprised and jealous that I didn’t have faith.

For beginners – I recommend picking one yarn that is either chunky or bulky weight, and selecting the second yarn as the same or smaller weight. Yarns should be non-fuzzy, have reasonably consistent thickness, and are preferable not dark in color. Pick yarns and colors you like, yarns and colors that are easy to see, and yarns or colors that are easily distinguished from one another.

Needle recommendations:
Chose a needle size based on the heaviest weight yarn you are using. Use the same size you would knit with that yarn, or you can use up to 3 or 4 needle sizes smaller to exaggerate the rib-like structure or brioche.

For Beginners – I recommend that you pick the needle size recommended on the ball band of your heaviest weigh yarn (or the size needle you would use to knit that yarn based on your personal gauge tendencies). Once you have the an understanding of the stitch structure and how it get s made you can adjust needle size to get the gauge and fabric you want.

Brioche all the yarns!!!


 

This is just a sampling of the many kinds of classes we can teach. If you have a pattern in your Ravelry queue and you’d like a little help, give us a call or stop by, we can help you figure just what you need and pair you with the right teacher and help determine the true number of classes you may need based directly on your needs. Teaching Ewe Inspiration and some projects made by our own customers!

 

Elizabeth Zimmerman’s Baby Surprise Jacket: This is a well known design by the famous Elizabeth Zimmerman. This sweater’s unique construction leaves you with sweater that is entirely knit in one pieces. If you’d like to make one of these amazing sweaters our pattern

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Please sign up for any Teaching Ewe with Stephanie on Tuesday Evenings or Wednesday Mornings.

 Please sign up for any Teaching Ewe with Stephanie 

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Wae’s Worsted Weight Beginner Sock: A great first time sock pattern, this sock uses a gusseted heel, please have previous experience with DPN for this class. We recommend 3 sessions of Teaching Ewe with Wae, 4 if you need one class learning how to knit with DPN’s before starting the sock.

Please sign up for any Teaching Ewe with Wae

 

 

2013-06-25_11.18.50The Age of Brass and Steam Shawl: This shawl is great for someone looking to try their first triangular shawl. Wae will also teach students how to use Lifted Leg Increases for the knitting of this shawl.

 

We recommend at least 2-3 sessions for this project. Please sign up for any Teaching Ewe with Wae

 

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Beginning Lace Scarf: This simple lace pattern is great for learning to knit lace. We recommend using a DK or Worsted Weight yarn for this project. We have some wonderful color changing yarns like Noro Silk Garden , Noro Janome, or Plymouth Gina that make stunning scarves. We recommend at least 2-3 sessions for this project. If you attend 3 sessions you lesson will include information on blocking your lace project.

Please sign up for any Teaching Ewe with Stephanie 

 

Ten Stitch Twist:

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This stunning blanket is a great introduction to short rows and is worked  using 10 stitches. Once you get the hang of the pattern it’s that happy mindless knit everyone needs every now and then.

We recommend at least 2 sessions for this project. Please sign up for any Teaching Ewe with Wae

 

 

20150508_142444Crocheted Toys: Want to try making your first crocheted toy? This mermaid was quick and fun! Bring any crocheted toy pattern to class and we’ll work on it together!

We would recommend at least 3 sessions for this project, please sign up for any Teaching Ewe with Wae

 

 

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Entrelac Knitting

Entrelac Scarf or Blanket : Surprisingly easy, Entrelac is one of the most impressive stitch patterns when paired with a color changing yarn like Noro. In this class you can choose to learn how to Knit Backward instead of Purling.

We recommend 3 sessions for most projects. Please sign up for any Teaching Ewe with Wae, Wednesday nights or Sunday mornings.

 

Dijon

Dijon Sweaters and their happy creators

 

 

Dijon Sweater: This seamless sweater is stunning and we’ve had many happy sweaters created out of these classes. It’s a good intro to sweater making and you’ll learn colorwork as well. Knit using a worsted weight wool, this design is a shop favorite. You’ll need a minimum of 3 sessions for this project.

Please sign up for any Teaching Ewe with Stephanie on Tuesday Evening or Wednesday Morning.

 

 

20141006_171906The Fisherman’s Wife Cowl:This is such a quick knit with Bulky Yarn and it’s also perfect project to learn cables and picot edge bind off. This is a wonderful last minute gift project. We recommend 2 sessions for this class.

Please sign up for any Teaching Ewe with Wae.

 

 

 

20141109_204815A Simple Hat :This hat is a simple go to pattern fit for guys or girls and it’s extremely versatile and customizable. If you’ve never made a hat or you’d like to learn how to knit in the round and perhaps makes some gifts for the holidays this is the class for you. We recommend 2 sessions for this class.

Please sign up for any Teaching Ewe with Wae