Jan
21
1:00 pm13:00

Mittens!

Mittens in all sizes, from children's to adults, you decide!  Using worsted weight yarn and your choice of double pointed needles or magic loop.  This class is just the beginning.  After you learn the basic pattern you will understand the concept and can add design!  

this is a beginner class.  You will need to know how to knit and purl.  

Instructor- Carole Foster

Class fee is to donate a pair of mittens to the homeless. 

 

Jan
14
9:00 am09:00

Learn to Knit, part 3, ribbing and fixing mistakes

The combination of knitting and purling is called ribbing. After you have completed these classes you should feel comfortable to start your first project.  

Instructor...Carole Foster

call today to reserve your space 518-338-6679

Fee...$10 per class

Jan
7
1:00 pm13:00

Learn to Spin, part 2

In this class you will return from last week with yarn on 2 bobbins, I will teach you to ply the yarn and make a skein ready for knitting, crochet, or weaving.

Instructor...Carole Foster

Fee...$15

 

Jan
7
11:00 am11:00

Learn to Knit part 2, the purl stitch

The second step to knitting is to learn to purl.  I will teach you to purl and then bind off.

Instructor...Carole Foster

Call today to reserve your space 518-338-6679

Class fee is $10 per class

 

Dec
31
1:00 pm13:00

Learn to Spin

This is a beginner spinning class.  Learn to be familiar with the wheel and practice.  You will need to spin at home and come back next week to learn to ply.

Instructor...Carole Foster

Fee ... $15, plus if needed, roving, and renting a spinning wheel($15 per week).

Call today to reserve your space 518-338-6679

Dec
31
11:00 am11:00

Learn to Knit, part 1

This is a three part class, take all three or just take the one you need.  

If this is your first time or if you want a refresher, this is a 1-hour class.  I will teach you my preferred way to cast on and knit.  ,

Next week, is learn to knit, part 2, the purl stitch, followed by week 3 the rib stitch and learn to fix your mistakes.  At the end of these quick 1 hour classes, you will be ready to take on your first knitting project!

If you have knitting needles bring them or you can purchase them here.  

Instructor Carole Foster

Call today to reserve your space 518-338-6679

Class fee is $10 per week

Sock Class- Two Socks on One Circular Needle
Dec
29
4:00 pm16:00

Sock Class- Two Socks on One Circular Needle

  • The Yarn Shop at Foster Sheep Farm

I will be teaching 2 socks on 1 needle using the magic loop method. This is a two part class the first class you will learn to cast on and knit the rib of the sock, the next class I will show you how to knit an afterthought heel in your sock!; It’s a great fitting sock that works quite easily with the magic loop method.

 

Instructor-- Carole Foster

Class Fee--$15 includes both classes

Materials-- you will need a skein of sock yarn and a 40-inch long cable needle.

Dec
9
10:00 am10:00

Mittens! part 2

Mittens in all sizes, from children's to adults, you decide!  Using worsted weight yarn and your choice of double pointed needles or magic loop.  This class is just the beginning.  After you learn the basic pattern you will understand the concept and can add design!  

this is a beginner class.  You will need to know how to knit and purl.  

Instructor- Carole Foster

Class fee is $25 for 2 weeks.

chevron cowl
Nov
19
1:00 pm13:00

chevron cowl

 I have adapted the zick zack scarf to a cowl using worsted weight yarn and a provisional cast on.  These are great for the new Viva yarn or for handspun yarn, or for your scraps!I have found them to be addictive!  

This is a beginner class, you will provisionally cast on, knit, decrease and increase then finish with the Kitchener stitch.  

part 2 of the class will be available on Saturday, December 3, if needed.

 

Instructor...Carole Foster

Fee is $15 for the 2 hour class.  

 

Aug
12
6:00 pm18:00

Learn to Knit, part 3, ribbing and fixing mistakes

The combination of knitting and purling is called ribbing. After you have completed these classes you should feel comfortable to start your first project.  Along with these 2 basic stitches you will leave this class with the knowledge of how to fix your knitting and how to read a pattern.

Instructor...Carole Foster

Fee...$10 per class

Aug
2
6:00 pm18:00

Learn to Spin, part 2

In this class you will return from last week with yarn on 2 bobbins, I will teach you to ply the yarn and make a skein ready for knitting, crochet, or weaving.

Instructor...Carole Foster

Fee...$15

3 color cowl
Jul
28
12:00 pm12:00

3 color cowl

In this class, you will learn to combine colors, change colors when knitting and a little lace.  This is a great class for beginner knitters that are ready to try a few new things.  

My sample is made using some left-over yarn and a couple of new skeins a total of 4 colors.  I am using Cascade Heritage Silk and a size 3 needle.    

The pattern is 3 Color Cashmere Cowl by Joji Locatelli 

 Fingering weight yarn, approximately 550-600 yards.  This pattern has so many possibilities, it will be fun to see the different color and texture combinations.  

Instructor Carole Foster

Class fee $10 per week, you can join me for 1 week or as many as you need.  I have reserved time on July 28, and August 4 for those that would like help on some of the different stitches in this cowl.

Call now to reserve your spot in the class 518-338-6679

 

Jul
8
1:00 pm13:00

beginner sock, pt 2

The mystery of a sock heel...I will be teaching the classic heel, but we will discuss the many options of other heels.  In this class, you will turn the heel and leave with confidence that you will finish this heel and then knit your second sock.

Jul
5
6:00 pm18:00

Learn to Knit, part 2

The second step to knitting is to learn to purl.  I will teach you to purl and then bind off.

Instructor...Carole Foster

Call today to reserve your space 518-338-6679

Class fee is $10 per class

Jul
1
1:00 pm13:00

beginner socks, part 1

This is the class for you if you haven't knit socks before.  Learn the parts of the sock, we will try both double pointed needles and also a magic loop sock needle.  We will begin with the cuff, you will work on the cuff for homework.  In the next class I will teach you how to turn the heel.  

Jun
24
6:00 pm18:00

Learn to Spin

This is a beginner spinning class.  Learn to be familiar with the wheel and practice.  You will need to spin at home and come back next week to learn to ply.

Instructor...Carole Foster

Fee ... $15, plus fiber; if needed, renting a spinning wheel($15 per week).

Call today to reserve your space 518-338-6679

Knit an Entrelac Scarf
May
28
1:00 pm13:00

Knit an Entrelac Scarf

  • The Yarn Shop at Foster Sheep Farm

Entrelac scarf in multi-colored and multi-textured yarns. 

Learn to Knit Entrelac scarf in multi-colored and multi-textured yarns. Knitting entrelac requires only the knit and purl stitches, an ability to "k2tog" and "p2tog" (knit or purl two stitches together) and to pick up stitches. 

Instructor  Pam Magnesun

class fee $15

Call today to reserve your space  518-338-6679

Baa-ble Hat
Apr
30
1:00 pm13:00

Baa-ble Hat

You have all seen this hat, it was the most seen hat at Rhinebeck this year.  All different color combinations were seen.  Now it's time to knit your own.  There are 3 different variations of this hat.  We will look at all 3 and then you can choose which you would like to make.  It would be a great hat to use up some of your worsted weight stash.  Learn to knit colorwork and follow charts.

Intructor...Chris Kapitan

Fee $15

brioche knit fingerless mitts, part 2
Apr
23
1:00 pm13:00

brioche knit fingerless mitts, part 2

I'm sure you have heard of brioche, so many people are knitting and designing patterns using brioche.  

Pam has found an easy to knit pattern for brioche beginners.  She will be teaching the basic stitch and then getting us started on "Fiets Hand Shoes"   

Materials--You will need 2 colors of DK weight yarn, she used sportwool, which is right now 50%!  Just 1 skein of each color.  

Instructor--Pam Magnesun

Fee $15

brioche knit fingerless mitts, part 1
Apr
16
1:00 pm13:00

brioche knit fingerless mitts, part 1

I'm sure you have heard of brioche, so many people are knitting and designing patterns using brioche.  

Pam has found an easy to knit pattern for brioche beginners.  She will be teaching the basic stitch and then getting us started on "Fiets Hand Shoes"   This is a 2 part class so that when you are finished you will have a good understanding of the project.  The second class will be held on Saturday, April 23. 

Materials--You will need 2 colors of DK weight yarn, she used sportwool, which is right now 50%!  Just 1 skein of each color.  

Instructor--Pam Magnesun

Fee $15

 

Feb
20
10:00 am10:00

Beginner Cowl Class

Sweet and Simple by Charles Gandy is from the 60 quick cowls book and is knit with just one skein of Eco Duo.  It is the perfect knit for any beginner knitter or experienced knitter that needs a quick to finish project.  

Instructor ...Carole Foster

Fee...$10

Call today to reserve your space 518-338-6679

 

Crochet, Chestnut Ridge Scarf
Feb
16
4:00 pm16:00

Crochet, Chestnut Ridge Scarf

Its winter, its cold. I can't think of a better way to get through our cold days than by creating something as cozy as a crocheted scarf/cowl. Come join me as we create a one of a kind accessory to help keep us all warm. During this class, we will review some crochet basics, learn how to use single crochet stitches to create mixed clusters, and finishing techniques for crochet. The yarns and your choice of colors are really what will make your scarf/cowl unique. This is a fairly easy project so a basic knowledge of crochet would be helpful, or if you just haven't crocheted in a while and would like to rekindle those flames, then join me. It will be a ton of fun. 

Instructor... Dawn Rzeszot

Fee... $15

Call today to reserve your spot 518-338-6679


Jan
23
1:00 pm13:00

Ryan Chunky Cowl

This cowl pattern is written by Two Stix Studios. and uses 1  1/2 skeins of Berroco Ultra Alpaca Chunky yarn.  It is knit on 3 sizes of needles, all 24-inch circular.  Size, 10, 11, and 13.  

This is a quick knit project, perfect for these blustery days of winter!

The pattern is $3.00 on Ravelry which you can purchase here.  You will learn this simple textured pattern while working in the round.  

Instructor...Carole Foster

Fee ...$15 for the 2-hour class

call today to reserve your space 518-338-6679

If you need addition help I have reserved January 30 for a second class (no fee)

Towels on a rigid heddle using a warping board
Nov
22
9:30 am09:30

Towels on a rigid heddle using a warping board

This is the second part of the class.  On Friday evening you learned to warp using the warping board.  On this Sunday class you will learn to thread the loom from your warp chain.  After, you have the towel warped you will begin to weave.

 

Instructor David Sledesky

Call today to reserve your space 518-338-6679

Class fee is $50

 

A third class is available for those who would like a finishing class if needed.

Towels on the rigid heddle, with a warping board. part 1
Nov
20
6:00 pm18:00

Towels on the rigid heddle, with a warping board. part 1

On Friday night Dave will teach you how to use the warping board.  You will warp part of your towels, and take the rest home to finish.

On Sunday, November 15, you will return with your warp and learn to thread the loom.

This is a two part class with an optional finishing class on Saturday, November 21.

Call today to reserve your space 518-338-6679

The class is taught by David Sledesky

Class fee is $50

Woven Placemats
Oct
23
6:00 pm18:00

Woven Placemats

This class will teach  winding a warp, warp faced weaving with 5/2 and 3/2 cotton thread and hemstitch.

Part 2 of the class is Saturday, October 24, 9:30-4:30.  This class will take you through treading the loom and weaving.  Part 3 of the class will be optional and held on October 31, from 9:30-12:30.

Instructor David Sledesky

Call today to reserve your space 518-338-6679

Class fee is $50