List of Classes

Curious about what I teach? Contact me about the topics that I cover. To see my schedule, please check my Calendar to make sure my dates are not blocked off. You can contact me at Kate@KateLemmersDesigns.com for pricing information and to schedule your classes.

If you do not see a class here you are interested in, feel free to ask. I am happy to work with you and develop the classes that meet your group’s specific needs/desires.

Skill Levels are presented in italics under the class title
*As defined by the Craft Yarn Counsel*
Beginner: Projects for first-time knitters using basic knit and purl stitches. Minimal shaping.
Easy: Projects using basic stitches, repetitive stitch patterns, simple color changes, and simple shaping and finishing.
Intermediate: Projects with a variety of stitches, such as basic cables and lace, simple intarsia, double-pointed needles and knitting in the round needle techniques, mid-level shaping and finishing.
Experienced: Projects using advanced techniques and stitches, such as short rows, Fair Isle, more intricate intarsia, cables, lace patterns, and numerous color changes.

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My First Scarf

Beginner
After students learn how to knit and purl they can make this wonderful teaching Fisherman’s Scarf with 220 a light worsted weight yarn. Students will learn how to read a pattern, their knitting and charts. Many of the things a new knitter needs to get off to a good start.
Materials: Yarn; 210 yards light colored worsted weight yarn,
Needle; One set of straight needles US 7 thru US 9 depending on knitter’s tension.
Class Time: 3- 2 hour classes
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My First 2 Hats

Easy
Students learn to knit one hat flat and one hat in the round. This is a great class to learn seaming and how to work with double pointed needles. Hats are made in worsted weight yarn
Materials: Yarn; Worsted weight yarn- lighter colors best. Needle; 16” circulars US 8 and 5 DPNs US 8 or needled needed to get 5 sts per inch
Class Time:
2- 2 hour classes with homework
3- 2 hour classes without homework
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Knitters Need to Know

All Levels
This is a series of classes designed to cover the knitty gritty of knitting.
101- yarn types and traits, how to read a yarn label, and needle types and their uses.
102- Knitting notions and knitting tips for stretchy starts and fine finishes
103- How to read patterns and charts
104- Got Gauge? How to measure it and how to get it.
Materials: Yarn; Worsted weight yarn
US 8 needles, notebook for taking notes
Class Time: each class is 1.5 hours
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Got Gauge?

Easy to Experienced
In this class students will learn all about Gauge- what it is, why it is important, why it effects your knitting, how to measure it and how to get it. This class has homework that must be completed before class.
Materials: Yarn; Worsted weight yarn and Needle; US 8 needles of knitters choice
Class Time: 1- 2 hour class with homework
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Cables 101

Easy to Intermediate
Students will learn the twists and turns of how to knit basic cables and braids/plates by knitting an 18” pillow cover. They will learn about and get a chance to use several types of cable needles and how to cable without a cable needle. They will also learn how to read cable charts. Pillow cover is knit flat and sewn together with mattress stitch.
Materials: Yarn; Worsted weight yarn
Needle: 24” circulars or long straight US 8 or needle knitter usually uses for worsted weight yarn, and a medium Cable Needle
Class Time: 2- 2 hour classes
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Lace 101

Easy to Intermediate
Students will learn the ins ands outs of knitting lace by knitting a 16” pillow cover. They will learn how to read lace charts, left and right decreases, how to read their work. We will also discuss yarn weight and making lace, knitting lace and lace knitting. Pillow cover is knit flat and sewn together with mattress stitch.
Materials: Yarn; DK weight yarn
Needle: 24” circular or long straight US 8 or needle knitter usually uses for worsted weight yarn
Class Time 2- 2 hour classes
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Color Confidence

All Levels
In this class students will learn about color, the effects of color in a garment, how pick and blend colors for just the right combination to spark up a garment, how to tone something down or brighten something up. Students will receive a color wheel and will learn how to use it for great color combinations. We will discuss how to add color to your knitting and the many techniques that use color. Color can be a great way to turn a simple garment in something special this class will give you confidence to do just that.
Materials: Pen or pencil
Class Time: 1- 2 hour class
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Don’t Rip It- Fix It

Intermediate
In this class students will learn how a stitch sits on the needle for the common North American style of knitting. They will learn how to fix incorrect sts on their needle, in the row below and several rows below. They will learn 2 ways to repair cables turned the wrong way and to take just the problem stitches out, repair them and then carry on knitting with out taking miles of knitting out in Stockinet and a simple lace pattern. This class has homework that must be completed before class.
Materials: Yarn; Smooth, light colored, worsted weight yarn Needles; Needle usually used with that yarn, 3 stitch holders and 1 set of DPNs 2 sizes smaller than what they knit their swatches with.
Class Time: 1- 2.5 hour class with homework
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Cast Ons – Get Off to a Great Start

Easy – Advanced
Students will learn several Cast Ons from very basic to very decorative and what Cast On is good for which application.
Materials: Yarn; Worsted weight yarn in 3 colors
Needles; needles the knitter uses for Worsted weight yarn straights and 16” circulars
Class Time: 1- 2 hour class
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Three Ways to Knit in a Circle

Easy to Intermediate
One of the great things about knitting is that there is more than one way to do things. Learn 3 ways to knit circularly, DPNs, 2 circulars and the Magic Loop. Try out each and find what works for you.
Materials: Yarn; DK weight yarn
Needles will be provided for student to try
Class Time: 1- 2 hour class – limited to 6 students.
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Intro to Traditional Socks on Double Pointed

Easy to Intermediate
Students will knit their first pair of socks from Cast On to Kitchener. A basic stockinette or K2, P2 Rib sock knit form the top down, with heel flap, turn heel in class, 2 sided toe shaping and Kitchener Stitch.
Materials: 400 yards sock weight yarn
Set of 5 DPNS US 1 to 3 depending on Students tension.
Class Time: 3- 2 hour classes
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Intro to 1 Sock on 2 Circulars

Easy to Intermediate
Students will knit their first pair of socks from Cast On to Kitchener. A basic Stockinet or K2, P2 Rib sock knit from the top down, with heel flap, turn heel in class, 2 sided toe shaping and Kitchener Stitch.
Materials: 400 yards sock weight yarn
2 24” circular needles sizes US 1 to 3
depending on students tension.
Class Time: 3- 2 hour classes
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Handsome Hats – How to Design Your Own

Easy – Intermediate
Hats are hip and fun to knit. In this class students will learn how design their own hats knit in the round either from bottom and or top down and how to construct fun additions such as ear flaps, bear ears, curlicues and tassels.
Materials: Yarn; Worsted weight yarn
Needles; size the knitter usually used with that yarn, straights, 16” circulars and a set of 5 DPNs Or size needle knitter needs to get 5 sts per inch.
Class Time: 1- 2.5 hour class
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Finish with Flare

Easy to Advanced
Finishing a sweater is the difference between art and craft. In this class students will learn how to finish their garments like a pro. How finishing starts before you begin, where to begin, how to pick up sts and where to weave those ends for a Professional Finish to be proud of.
This class has homework that must be completed before class.
Materials: Yarn; Smooth, light colored, worsted weight yarn
Needles; size the knitter usually used with that yarn, stitch holders and large eye needle or a yarn needle
Class Time: 1- 3 hour class with homework
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Design Your Own Basic Sweater

Intermediate to Advanced
Got a stitch pattern you are in love with or a yarn calling out to you but you just cannot find the perfect pattern? Well design your own. In this class students learn to measure gauge, measure themselves, sketch out a basic sweater design and calculate the numbers needed to knit their own, one of a kind garment.
Materials: enough yarn to make a sweater, needles to knit that yarn with, a notebook, pencil and calculator.
Class Time: 2- 2 hour classes with homework
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Knitwear Design – Inspiration to Published Pattern

All Levels
Have you ever wondered what it takes to design a sweater, what goes into writing a hand-knitting pattern, where ideas come from and how an idea goes from sketch to glossy magazine page. This talk will cover all this with some hands on materials I use to design hand knitting pattern. A glimpse into the glamorous world of knitwear design.
Materials: none
Talk Time: 90 minutes
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How to Hand Dye Yarn at Home

All levels
Students will get a hands-on chance to hand dye 2 skeins of fingering weight yarn. They will learn the tips and tricks of how to hand dye at home. This class needs access to a good water supply, at least one working sink, and electrical outlets that power a microwave.
Materials: Fingering weight yarn 2 skeins
Class Time : 2½ to 3 ½ hour class depending on size of class.
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