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Stitch in Time Club

Get Stitchin’ introduced Stitch in Time Club in September, 2016.  This club is inspired by the many new knitters that visit our shop wanting to expand their knowledge.  Each month we had a new knit-stitch pattern to learn. During the summer/fall months we knitted washcloths to get some quick, nice gifts started for the holidays. The washcloth classes include a skein of cotton yarn, pattern, and instructions.

 

IMG_0173_medium2For 2017 we will work on blanket squares using different knit-stitches, then have a sew party to seam the blanket together. During the months we work on the blanket, the yarn for this project will be discounted.

Our goal is to teach each member a new stitch each month, and to read and understand patterns. We will be offering classes for the first Saturday at 1:00 pm and the second Thursday at 6:00 pm each month. We hope that one of these times will be good for you to come and attend a class per month.

The cost is $10.00 monthly, which includes the pattern and personal instruction.

Ready to sign up?  Then give us a call at 918-481-1055 and let’s get knittin’!

Want to join our club, but don’t know how to knit? We have a solution for you. The staff at Get Stitchin’ offers beginning knitting classes for $15.00/hour. You just need to call us at 918-481-1055 and we will schedule your personalized class today.

The photo to the right is a completed version of the beautiful blanket we are going to make.  We are using the instruction from the Building Blocks pattern book, designed by Michelle Hunter.  You can select any array of yarns to build this blanket, so stop by and let us help you pick out your yarns…

We pulled out the twelve different squares from Building Blocks pattern book with brief descriptions, to show how wonderful this book depicts this awesome afghan.

 

 

 

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January’s block:

 

We begin the block series with the foundation stitches of all knitting — Knit and purl.  You will be amazed at the beautiful design that emerges with the sole use of these two stitches.

 

If you don’t have your yarns picked out, it is still not too late to join our fun.  Call us to save you place in class.  Prepare to have fun while learning new stitches…

 

 

 

 

 

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February Block:

 

Block 2 you while using the knit and purl stitches you will learn to read a charts.  Once you have learn to read this chart, you will have a block with a unique, beautiful design.

 

If you don’t have your yarns picked out, it is still not too late to join our fun.  Call us to save you place in class.  Prepare to have fun while learning new stitches…

 

 

 

 

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 Block 3

 

 

 

March Block:

 

You will learn two stitches for this neat looking block.  They may look intimidating, but once performed you will look like a professional knitter.

 

A Yarn Over is a simple increase resulting in a lovely hold that is the basis for lace knitting.  Bobble add texture and charm to any knitted garment.  This simple Bobble has it origin in Irish knitting and can be found in many Aran sweaters.

 

 

 

 

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April Block:

 

A decrease is made when two stitches are worked together, resulting in one new stitch.  Depending on the method used to decrease, this new stitch will lean (slant) either to the left or to the right.  The two simplest decreases are incorporated into this pattern.

 

Look how neat this simple stitch is performed on this block.  You can do it, just give it a try.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Block 5

 

 

 

 

May Block:

 

Cables provide a dramatic impact to knitting with very little effort.  These twisted beauties are simply the result of knitting groups of stitches out of order.

 

It can be our little secret of how easy they are!  Once you learn this pattern you will surely impress all your friends.

 

 

 

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Block 6

 

 

 

 

June Block:

 

Twist stitches are members of the cable stitch family.   These two-stitch mini-cables are made without the use of a cable needle.  A twist stitch is formed by knitting stitches out of order creating a crossover similar to cabling.  Right twists are simple to execute and are often used to complement cable patterns.

 

This block, the Fleck Stitch pattern has been inserted between the columns of twists for added interested.  Arranging panels of different stitches in this manner is the hallmark of Aran sweaters.

 

 

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Block 7

 

 

 

 

 

July Block:

 

This unique pattern is produced by slipping stitches and passing slipped stitches over stitches.  Sounds confusing, but once you do this technique a few times it will be an easy way to show off your skills.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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August Block:

 

There are different ways to slip stitches to make for an interesting design elements.  This block shows a fun, interesting way of how slipped stitches can make interesting designs.

 

Because every stitch is not worked, slip stitch patterns are quick to knit.  A slip stitch fabric is dense and is a good choice for garment where warmth is desired.

 

 

 

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Block 9

 

 

 

 

 

September Block:

 

A Left Twist is the mirror image of the Right Twist stitch.  Both are formed from two stitches that are knit out of order and without the use of a cable needle.  There are several ways to create a Left Twist, with one of the simplest methods used here.

 

 

 

 

 

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Block 10

 

 

 

 

 

October Block:

 

An SSK (Slip, Slip, Knit) is a left leaning decrease that most closely mirrors a K2tog (knit two together, learned in Simple Decreases).  It is this symmetry that makes it the decrease of choice for many garments and lace knitting.

 

 

It is difficult to find a pattern today that doesn’t use this smooth-lying decrease.

 

 

 

 

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Block 11

 

 

 

 

November Block:

 

In the long history of kniting, the Make One (M1) is a relatively new stitch.   A Make One increase does not leave a hole, and the stitch created in the Make One is a knit stitch.

 

 

Because of its smooth finish, the Make One increase is popular among current designers.

 

 

 

 

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Block 12

 

 

 

 

December Block:

As we have learned in previous blocks, a decrease works two stitches together resulting in one new stitch.  The method used to decrease determining whether the resulting stitch leans to the right or to the left.  This slant is especially important in garment shaping.

 

 

A Central Double Decrease (CDD) works three stitches together resulting in one new stitch that lies vertically with no lean.  The stitch is often used at the base of v-neck openings.

 

 

 

Seaming Party!!!

Did we say Party???  You bet we did.  Now that we have all the blocks made, we need to get together and seam them up to make our beautiful afghan.  Plus, we can turn this into a “We survived the Holiday” party too…

 

 

 

 

 

 

A review of our past classes from 2016

 

mock cableFirst Class – Mock Cables

September, 2016

You will learn to make this pattern by using knit, purl, yarn over and pass over stitches.  Once you complete 5 rows of knitting you will be impressed by they design you can perform with simple stitches.

This simple stitch pattern will make beautiful wash cloths, scarves, and much more…

 

 

 

 

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Second Class – Birds of Flight

October, 2016 

You will learn this design by using knit, purl, yarn over, knitting stitches together and knitting through the back loop.  Once you complete the 8 row step to complete the design, you will be impressed with your new skills.

This stitch design looks beautiful on wash cloths, scarves and more…

 

 

 

Third Class – Holy Stitch

Holy Stitch useNovember, 2016 (DATE CHANGE:  Now meeting the second Thursday evening at 6:00 pm)

You will learn this design by using knit, purl, yarn over, knitting stitches together and knitting through the back loop.  Once you complete the 8 row step to complete the design, you will be impressed with your new skills.

This stitch design looks beautiful on wash cloths, scarves, shawlette, cowls and more…

 

 

 

 

New stitch useYou will also have an option to make a cowl using this beautiful stitch.  Once you get started you won’t be able to put your knitting needles down and you will be done in no time.  This stitch for the cowl will cost $20.00.

This stitch design is used on may wonderful types of garments, so come on in and learn!

 

We are offering both for $25.00 – What a bargin you don’t want to miss out on!!

 

 

 

 

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Changes for 2018 Stitch in Time:

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We are excited to watch beginner knitters grow while learning new stitches and complete super-neat blankets.

 

We are happy to store your yarn and allow you to purchase monthly, so the up-front costs are not overwhelming.    It’s just $50.00 deposit to enroll in this neat club.  We will meet each month to start a new square of the blanket, which means you will learn a new stitch.  Each class is $10.00.  The club benefits include:

  • The $50 will allow us to order and store your yarn; the deposit will be disturbed each month to cover the cost of yarn.
  • If you attend 4 consecutive months, you get a free skein of yarn for your blanket.
  • Each month you attend class your name will go in a drawing for prizes at the end of the year.
  • Each month you attend class you will get free consultation help on your project, if you miss class our consultations are $15.00 or you can get a 4 for 40 card.