01/17/17: New year, new skills.

One quick announcement while you’re getting comfy to read through our new class listings… all colors of Woolstok from Blue Sky Fibers are back in stock. We’ve never had a yarn that became so popular so fast. What’s everyone raving about? Come see (and feel) for yourself while there’s a full selection!


Also, we just received a giant shipment from Berroco of their new Ultra Wool, which is going to be our new washable worsted weight 100% wool yarn. We managed to pick 35 colors we couldn’t live without (yes, 35!) and have packed our class offerings with lots of projects featuring worsteds. More about Ultra Wool in the next post. On to classes!


What would you like to learn? Now you can design your own private lessons in knitting or crochet. You pick the project and/or the techniques. Register for a one hour lesson or save when you purchase two or more classes, which can be scheduled at mutually convenient times. Want to work on the same project with friends? Groups of up to 3 can be accommodated at the same time. 
Fees: 1 class – $15; 2 classes – $27.50; 3 classes – $40

Start knitting! Needles in hand, learn how to cast on, make knit and purl stitches, and bind off. All materials provided for first class.
Saturday, February 4; Saturday, March 4; Saturday, April 1; 10:00-11:00am
Fee: $15

Start crocheting! Hook in hand, learn how to make a foundation chain and the single crochet stitch. All materials provided for first class.
Saturday, March 25; 10:00-11:00am
Fee: $15


Cleverly placed “make 1” increases create an all-over pine cone pattern on this stylish cowl knit in worsted weight yarn. You’ll love seeing the 3-D textured design grow from your needles. Prior experience knitting in the round helpful.
Saturday, February 4; 11:30am-1:30pm
Fee: $30


This 2-color DK/worsted weight hat gets its name from the strands (“floats”) placed against the right side of the knit fabric in a cross-hatched pattern, giving the appearance of quilted stitching. The technique looks tricky but is actually easy to learn. 
Saturday, February 4; 2:00-4:00pm
Fee: $30


Looking for a great take-along project? Polygon’s small hexagonal patches are knit quickly, from outside edge to a center point. Make as many as you need for any size blanket you want. In the first class you will make a practice patch to learn the pattern. In the second class, once you have some (or all) patches completed, you’ll learn how to seam hexagons and pick up stitches for the border.
Note: It is not necessary to purchase all project yarn prior to first class. Only one ball of your chosen DK/worsted weight yarn will be needed. In fact, color choices, patch arrangement options, sizing, and estimating yardage will be discussed in class.
(2) Saturdays; February 11, 10:00-11:00am AND March 11, 10:00-11:00am
Fee: $30

antlermittensANTLER MITTS
Learn your way around the Magic Loop and double point needles and conquer cables to make these warm, fun worsted/aran weight mittens sized for all ages.
Wednesday, February 8 ; 2:00-4:00pm
Fee: $30


Modular knitting allows you to seamlessly make any size blanket or afghan. Here, squares are knit in the round from the outside edge to a center point in garter stitch in two contrasting colors. When one square is done, stitches are picked up or cast on as needed to begin the next square, and so on. You’ll learn how to pick up stitches quickly and neatly.
Note: It is not necessary to purchase all project yarn prior to class. Only one ball each of two contrasting colors of worsted weight will be needed. Color choices, square arrangement options, sizing, and estimating yardage will be discussed after practice square is completed.
Saturday, February 18; 11:30am-1:30pm
Fee: $30

This graceful shawl is made with two contrasting fingering weight yarns worked in three fabric textures: garter stitch, mosaic knitting, and lace. At the first session, we’ll discuss the shawl’s construction and cast on the first section of garter stitch. The mosaic knitting of the second section will be reviewed on February 25 and the lace section in March.
Note: The fee reflects a “buy two, get one free” class structure. You don’t have to attend a session if the technique is already familiar to you.
(3) Saturdays, February 18, 10:00-11:00am AND February 25, 10:00-11:00am AND March 18, 10:00-11:00am
Fee: $30

prairie-firePRAIRIE FIRE
Here is a great all-season DK/worsted weight sweater, as perfect for summer made in cotton with short sleeves as for winter in wool with long-sleeves. To quickly master topdown sweater construction and the construction of the pretty lace panel that graces the front and wraps around to the back, we recommend you make a child’s size for the class. (Pattern sized newborn to 4XL.) Navigating written patterns and working lace from charts will be covered extensively.
(2) Saturdays; February 18; 2:00-4:00pm AND March 18; 2:00-4:00pm
Fee: $50

wee-baby-socksMAKE YOUR FIRST SOCK
We think your ideal first sock is knit cuff down. In this class you’ll make a single baby sock in one afternoon and master all the basics of sock construction. Pattern is Churchmouse Wee Baby Socks, an addendum to the Churchmouse Basic Socks pattern.
Wednesday, February 22; 1:30-5:30pm
Fee: $60

origami-top-hatORIGAMI TOP HAT
Seasoned knitters and adventurous beginners (who have experience knitting in the round) will enjoy taking their knitting in a whole new direction – quite literally. Students must knit the worsted weight hat up to the crown before class. In class you will learn to fold your knitted fabric into Lori’s ingenious Origami Top design.
Saturday, March 4; 11:30am-1:00pm
Fee: $25

cloud-covered-scarfCLOUD COVERED SCARF
Start your lace knitting adventures with worsted weight yarn and this simple, intuitive pattern trimmed with garter stitch borders. Written and charted lace directions available.
Saturday, March 4; 2:00-4:00pm
Fee: $30

double-knitting-collageDOUBLE KNITTING EXPLAINED
True double knitting is completely reversible. It can also be potentially terrifying, even for experienced knitters. The work has two “right” sides, created from a chart in which different colors represent both knit and purl stitches. Confused yet? Let’s demystify (and learn to love) double knitting by making an easy swatch.
Saturday, March 18; 11:30am-1:30pm
Fee: $30

To register or for more information, telephone 570.287.9999 or email info@goshyarnitshop.com

  • With the exception of Knitting 101, basic skills are required for all our knitting classes. You must know how to knit, purl, cast on, and bind off. If you’d like help mastering the fundamentals before taking a class, please attend a Knitting 101 class.
  • 72 hours advance notice required for both class registration and withdrawal.
  • 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. (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 more than 72 hours advance notice is given that you are withdrawing.  If fewer than 72 hours notice is given, a refund will only be made if we are able to fill your space in the class with another student.
  • Gosh Yarn It! reserves the right to cancel or reschedule classes that do not meet the required minimum enrollment of 3 students; class fees will be refunded or may be used to register for future classes. Any class cancelled due to inclement weather will be re-scheduled.
  • 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.

Photo Credits:
Conifer – Eric Mueller for Wearwithall
Royal Quilting Hat – Cascade Yarns
Polygon, Antler Mitts, and Prairie Fire – Tin Can Knits
Optic Blanket – Purl Soho
Laurelie – mahila
Wee Baby Socks – Churchmouse Yarns & Teas
Origami Top Hat – Versaciknits
Cloud Covered Scarf – Kelene Kinnersley
Double Knitting – Joanna Rankin


One response to “01/17/17: New year, new skills.

  1. Pingback: 01/23/17: Welcome, Ultra Wool. | goshyarnitshop

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