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Here, you’ll find Bare Naked Wool and Knitspot events that you’ll want to mark on your calendar!
Please contact the host venue for more information or to make reservations to attend. We hope to see you there!

 

 

 Knit Night!

Every Wednesday evening we offer an open-to-the-public knit night!  Come on over to the Bare Naked Wools Boutique!  Make friends, chat with existing friends, and get inspired!

Knit Night hours are from 6PM-8PM

 

 2015 Envy Club

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2015 Bare Naked Wools Pop Up Stores

Indie Untangled  Kingston, NY  October 16

Rhinebeck After Party  Kingston, NY   October 18 – 21

 

2015-2016 Knitspot Teaching Events

Village Wools Albuquerque, NM April 10-12 2015

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Designing Off the Cuff

Friday 9-12pm and 1:30-4:30pm

Learn how to enhance a favorite basic sock recipe by swapping in textured or lace stitch patterns and choosing appropriate yarns to complete your own creative vision! The focus for this class is to add imaginative elements to an existing sock recipe for personal fulfillment and use; sizing and pattern writing will not be covered.  Discussion will include: choosing appropriate yarns and making the best use of yarn types, swatching for better results, considerations for choosing (or inventing) sock-worthy motifs, changes in gauge, choosing appropriate ribbings/edgings, making the numbers fit, and solving the fiddly bits (how to fudge it when you need to.)

Yarn Voyage for Knitting and Design

Saturday 9-12pm

Ever wonder why, when you achieved exact gauge using a different yarn, your finished object looks nothing like the original? Much more than a discussion about yarn weights, this explorative class for knitters and hand-spinners of all levels covers myriad yarn characteristics and their effect on knitted fabric. Participants will learn how yarn-type relates to gauge, needle size, texture, and fabric integrity, and how to use that information to make better choices and/or substitutions in their projects. Students will test knitting yarns of various fibers, twist ratios, and dye applications to make comparisons and learn to assess final fabrics. Even the most experienced knitters and spinners will go away with new insight on the fibers and yarns they thought they knew.

Lace Blocking

Saturday 1:30-4:30pm

An in-depth foray into wet and steam blocking using various blocking tools and pattern schematics; participants will do some hands on work.  Focus will be on working with wool, but other fibers will be discussed.  Other topics of discussion: choosing a blocking method, choosing tools, why blocking is important, blocking and fiber, effects of blocking on a finished piece.

Wing of the Moth Lace Class

Sunday 9-12pm and 1:30-4:30pm

This class focuses on one specific Knitspot shawl design, including advanced/intermediate edgings.  This class will be a review.  Swatching of all the stitches and techniques required to knit one specific stole or shawl design, with tips and tricks for navigating the pattern; class may be extended afterwards by performing a KAL around the project.

Students should have completed at least two beginning/intermediate lace projects, have a complete understanding of increasing/decreasing and intermediate knitting terminology. Students should also have experience with a variety of lace stitches, and be able to execute a crochet chain stitch.

 

 

Wooster Retreat (held in conjunction with Great Lakes Fiber Fest)  Canton, OH May 23-24 2015

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Yarn Voyage for Knitting and Design

Friday 4-7pm

Ever wonder why, when you achieved exact gauge using a different yarn, your finished object looks nothing like the original? Much more than a discussion about yarn weights, this explorative class for knitters and hand-spinners of all levels covers myriad yarn characteristics and their effect on knitted fabric. Participants will learn how yarn-type relates to gauge, needle size, texture, and fabric integrity, and how to use that information to make better choices and/or substitutions in their projects. Students will test knitting yarns of various fibers, twist ratios, and dye applications to make comparisons and learn to assess final fabrics. Even the most experienced knitters and spinners will go away with new insight on the fibers and yarns they thought they knew. 

Sweater Fitness

Sunday 9-12 and 1:30-4:30

An intermediate workshop in the important basics of sweater fit and construction. Get into your best shape EVER! Participants will complete a thorough set of body measurements and discuss how to use them to choose and use a sweater pattern in an appropriate size. Students may knit gauge swatches during the workshop. Other topics of discussion will include swatching, yarn choices, pattern reading and terminology, types and uses of shaping techniques (increasing and decreasing), tips and tricks for successful navigation through a sweater project.

Students must have a complete understanding of increasing/decreasing, have completed a project that requires shaping (sweater, mittens, etc), and have an intermediate level of knitting skill and pattern reading (understanding of intermediate knitting terminology is expected). 

The emphasis of this workshop is on preparation and execution for a well-fitting sweater; seaming and finishing will not be covered.

Lace Project KAL with Knitspot

Saturday 6:30-9:30pm

This casual and low-key gathering will be fun and informative for knitters with varying degrees of lace skills. Bring any Knitspot lace project and relax as you knit, talk, and get any questions you might have answered by Anne. If you have trouble with any part of lace knitting, or just have questions about the process, this is a perfect time to get a clear and personal answer. This is also a great time to wind down after the day, and socialize with classmates about their projects as well. Don’t forget to bring your haul from the fiber show to spread out and compare!

Natural Stitches Pittsburgh, PA July 15th 2015

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Yarn Voyage for Knitting and Design

Wednesday 11-12:30pm and 2-3:30pm

Ever wonder why, when you achieved exact gauge using a different yarn, your finished object looks nothing like the original? Much more than a discussion about yarn weights, this explorative class for knitters and hand-spinners of all levels covers myriad yarn characteristics and their effect on knitted fabric. Participants will learn how yarn-type relates to gauge, needle size, texture, and fabric integrity, and how to use that information to make better choices and/or substitutions in their projects. Students will test knitting yarns of various fibers, twist ratios, and dye applications to make comparisons and learn to assess final fabrics. Even the most experienced knitters and spinners will go away with new insight on the fibers and yarns they thought they knew.

 

Windy Knitty Chicago, Illinois September 18-20 2015

More Info on class offerings coming soon!!

 

Miami Valley Knitting Guild Dayton, Ohio April 29-May 1 2016

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Sweater Fitness

Saturday 9-12pm and 1:30-4:30pm

An intermediate workshop in the important basics of sweater fit and construction. Get into your best shape EVER! Participants will complete a thorough set of body measurements and discuss how to use them to choose and use a sweater pattern in an appropriate size. Students may knit gauge swatches during the workshop. Other topics of discussion will include swatching, yarn choices, pattern reading and terminology, types and uses of shaping techniques (increasing and decreasing), tips and tricks for successful navigation through a sweater project.

Students must have a complete understanding of increasing/decreasing, have completed a project that requires shaping (sweater, mittens, etc), and have an intermediate level of knitting skill and pattern reading (understanding of intermediate knitting terminology is expected). 

The emphasis of this workshop is on preparation and execution for a well-fitting sweater; seaming and finishing will not be covered.

Finishing Series

Sunday 9-12pm and 1:30-4:30pm

Students are provided with discussion and demonstration of various tools and techniques for finishing projects with polished, professional results; focus is on finishing seamed garments.  The series is comprised of three workshops focusing on the following areas:

Blocking: preparation of knitted pieces for final construction, including blocking, sizing and care of hand-knit fabric and fibers.

Joining: covers many types – seaming, grafting, and finished openings, as well as planning the right methods for individual projects.

Embellishments: discusses add-ons such as button holes and bands, buttons, pockets, and edgings for knitted garments as well as picking up stitches.

Alaskan Knitting Cruise – leaves Seattle, Washington July 22-30 2016

Join Anne on the Celebrity Solstice for a week long trip filled with learning, traveling, and knitting!  Students will take part in an 18 hour lace project class – spanned over the week.  Learn one-on-one with Anne herself, as she will be available for private instruction.   Pick up tips and tricks for blocking your masterpiece.  The ship will take you to Ketchikan, Tracy Arm Fjord, Juneau, Skagway, Alaska Inside Passage, and Victoria, British Columbia.  When not knitting, you’ll be able to enjoy beautiful scenery; you’ll cruise by forested isles, ice-blue glaciers, and majestic mountains.  More information to come as the event approaches!  Those with interest can contact Rene McKinnon at r.mckinnon@cruiseone.com

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