Winter 2013 Classes – Updated 2/25

NEW CLASS! Rigid Heddle Loom Weaving: Log Cabin Pattern
Linda Mesavage
Log Cabin is a pattern that has a lot of visual interest as a result of threading and weaving with 2 colors. Choose to weave either a scarf or towels. Warping directions will be provided prior to class.
A warped rigid heddle loom, warped up as per the directions you will receive when you register for the class. (If you do not own your own Cricket or other similar rigid heddle loom, GYI has a Harrisville Easy Weaver available to loan.)
2 wound shuttles – one of each color
Saturday, March 16, 3:00-4:00 p.m., $20

NEW! Cricket Club / FREE
Linda Mesavage
For all rigid heddle loom weavers, not just owners of Schacht Crickets! Cricket Club meets the last Thursday of each month. The February meeting’s topic will be weaving with cotton and flax. (If you don’t own your own rigid heddle loom, GYI has a Harrisville Easy Weaver available to loan.)
Thursday February 28, 5:30-6:30pm

NEW CLASS! Seaming
Ann Ross
Seaming is the finishing touch to your completed knit garment. Learn mattress stitch for stockinette, garter, and ribbed fabric and also how to join cross grain fabrics, such as shoulder:sleeve seams.
Thursday, March 14, 6:00-7:30 p.m., $20
US 8 needles, darning needle, scissors

NEW CLASS! Kitchener Stitch
Ann Ross
Call it the Kitchener Stitch or grafting, this technique joins two rows of live stitches using a darning needle. You’ll learn to graft in pattern: stockinette, garter, ribbing, and seed stitch.
Saturday, March 23, 2:00-3:30 p.m., $20
US 8 needles, darning needle, scissors
Building Blocks
Ann Ross
Become a better, more confident knitter with Building Blocks. The final 6 of the 12 Building Blocks squares teach essential knitting skills step-by-step. Drop in for one or more sessions to learn a specific technique or make all six and have enough squares when you’ve finished for a beautiful sampler baby blanket. Free online video tutorials are also included. Purchase of the Building Blocks manual required. Thursdays, 5:30-6:30 p.m., $5 per session, payable at each class.
February 21: Block 9, Left Twists
March 7: Block 10, SSK Decreases
March 21: Block 11, Make One Increases
April 4: Block 12, Advanced Decreases
Copy of Building Blocks (available at shop)
Worsted weight yarn
US 7, 8 or 9 needles, depending on desired tension

New Knitter’s Circle
New knitters, do you have questions or just don’t like the way your knitting looks? Sure, you can watch a YouTube video and hope it’s good advice, but you’ll progress much faster and become a happier, more productive knitter with live assistance. Come the last Thursday of each month before the Stitch & Spin and let us help! Each session will be formatted to address attending knitters’ questions.
February 28, March 28, 4:30-5:30 p.m., $5 per session, payable at each class.
Taiga Cowichan Vest
Carolyn Kern
If you have experience with stranded knitting, then you’ve heard about “steeking.” Ready to try it? Carolyn will show you how she has modified Svetlana Volkova’s top down Taiga Cowichan, a short sleeve cardigan vest, to allow you to knit the colorwork section at the waist in the round (no purling!) by steeking.
3 sessions/Saturday, April 13, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; April 27, 10:30-11:30 a.m.; May 11, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., $75
Copy of Taiga Cowichan pattern (available on Ravelry)
300-500 yds each of 2 contrasting colors of bulky weight yarn (amount will depend on desired size)
US 10 and 10.5 needles or size needed to get gauge

Undulating Waves Scarf
Ann Ross
Try a new way of working with beads to make them seem to “float” on the knitted waves of this pretty pattern. Directions are both written and charted. Experience with lace knitting required.
NEW DATE: Saturday, April 27, 1:00-3:00 p.m., $30
Copy of Undulating Waves pattern (available at shop)
Approx. 400 yds. fingering or sport weight yarn, preferably variegated
US 6 needles
Size 6 glass beads
Floss threader or beading needle

Short Rows
Ann Ross
Master traditional wrap and turn short rows and learn some alternate methods for adding shaping to your knitting.
Friday, March 1 OR Saturday, March 2, 2:00-3:30 p.m., $20
Note: Prior to class, please cast on 25 stitches and work 2” in stockinette
Approx. 50 yds. worsted weight wool
US 8 needles
Top Down Trapeze Pullover
Ann Ross
Here’s a great first sweater project, flattering for all figure types. Knitting top down means no seaming and minimal finishing. Perfect for year ’round, but a great way to show off spring and summer weight yarns.
3 sessions/Saturday, March 2, 11:00-1:00 p.m.; March 23, 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.; 3rd meeting T.B.D. by participants, $55
Copy of Knitting Pure & Simple #128 (available at shop)
1100-1790 yds DK or light worsted weight yarn (amount will depend on desired size)
US 8 – 32” and 16” circular needles
US 6 – 16” circular needles and US 6 DPNs


Illusion Knitting
Ann Ross
How’d they do that? “Shadow” or “illusion” knitting produces an image visible only when the work is held at an angle. Learn the technique with a small practice square. We’ll also discuss the basics of charting your own “secret” designs.
Friday, March 15 OR Saturday, March 16, 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m., $25
Worsted weight wool yarn, approx. 75 yds each of 2 contrasting colors
US 6 needles

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Private Lessons: Socks
Want some help getting started or maybe some tips and tricks to fine tune your sock knitting? Whether you want to work top down or toe up on DPNs, two circulars, or magic loop, you can now get the help you need in one-to-one private instruction.
Note: We recommend the top down method for a knitter’s first pair of socks.
By appointment, $15/hour.

Knitting 101 / FREE
Instructors: Ann Ross / Jill Schwartz
Ready to be a knitter?  Stop in the shop for an hour on a Tuesday afternoon. You’ll learn the basics: to cast-on, knit and purl, and cast-off. No advance registration required.

WEEKLY Stitch & Spins / FREE
Come to a Stitch & Spin session and bring whatever project you’d like to work on.  Enjoy the company of your fellow knitters, crocheters, and spinners. Coffee and tea available.
Thursdays, 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Saturdays, 1:00-4:00 p.m.


  • To register or request more information, contact Gosh Yarn It!, 570.287.9999, or
  • Complete supply lists will be provided with registration.
  • Basic knitting skills are required for all our classes. You must know how to cast on, knit, purl, and bind off. If you’d like help mastering the fundamentals before taking a class, drop in on a free Knitting 101 session (see above).
  • Unless otherwise noted, supplies are not included in class fees.
  • In-stock supplies for all classes may be purchased by class participants at a 10% discount either in advance or on the day of the first class. (We really appreciate your buying all your class supplies from us!)
  • Classes are filled on a first come, first served basis. Payment is due when you sign-up.  We accept reservations by telephone with payment by Visa, MasterCard, or Discover.
  • A pre-paid class fee will only be refunded if at least 5 days advance notice is given that you will not be attending.  If fewer than 5 days notice is given, a refund will only be made if we are able to fill your space in the class with another student.   An un-refunded class fee is transferable and may be used to register for future classes.
  • Class size, unless otherwise noted is 3-6 students. Gosh Yarn It! reserves the right to cancel or reschedule classes that do not meet the required minimum enrollment (but we hope we’ll never need to).  A missed individual session of a class cannot be refunded or made up (but we’ll be happy to try to help you catch-up on what you missed).  Any class cancelled due to inclement weather will be re-scheduled.



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