Cowboy Christmas with Caitlin Hunter
Cowboy Christmas with Caitlin Hunter

Cowboy Christmas with Caitlin Hunter

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Celebrate a Cowboy Christmas with Caitlin Hunter!  Caitlin is a fabulous knitwear designer known for her astonishing color work sweaters.  She will be here to teach 3 different classes: Embroidering Knitwear, No Fear Yoke, and Sweater Fitting and Modifying.  We will also be hosting a special Cowboy Christmas Party with Caitlin.  

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Friday December 9

Embroidering Knitwear :: 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Learn to add special touches to your knit projects with embroidery.  No special skills required!

Materials:

  • A knit item to practice embroidering on (hand knit or store bought), or a swatch at least 8x8”.  Garter Stitch is best. 
  • Darning (tapestry needle)
  • Scissors
  • Yarn for embroidering

Cost: $75 

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Friday December 9

Cowboy Christmas Party with Caitlin Hunter :: 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

It’s a Cowboy Christmas Party with Caitlin Hunter!  Enjoy food and cocktails for an evening with Caitlin and friends.  

Cost: $10

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Saturday December 10

No Fear Yoke :: 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM (lunch noon-1)

Learn how to do the math to create your own, top-down, circular yoke sweater design.  We will cover gauge, fit, shaping tips and guidance on creating your own charts. The class will also include a selection of motifs provided that you can combine into your design if creating your own charts is too overwhelming.  You’ll leave this class with the tools you need to design and knit your own custom sweater. 

Skills Required:

Advanced beginner/intermediate - you should know how to knit and purl, make basic increases and decreases, and have some experience with charts as well as knitting in the round.  You should also understand gauge and know how to make a swatch.  Previous sweater knitting experience is not required, but helpful. 

Materials:

  • At least 2 colors of worsted or DK wool is recommended.  Pishkun, Juicy DK or Recollect Worsted are great options. 
  • A blocked swatch of at least 4x4” knitted in the yarn you will be using (stockinette square) meeting a gauge of 18 stitches over 4”, row gauge is not important for this swatch, we will discuss that in class.
  • Needles in the size appropriate to the yarn you are using, you will need at least one set of 16” or 20” circulars.  You may also want to bring longer cable lengths.  An interchangeable set is extremely useful for this class, but not required.  
  • Stitch markers (at least 20)
  • Tape Measure
  • Note taking materials. 
  • Optional materials are: Knitters graph paper, colored pencils

Cost: $125

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Sunday December 11

Brunch and Sweater Fitting and Modifying :: 9:00 AM to Noon

Gain the confidence to knit sweaters to fit the way you want them to!  This class covers how to choose the right size from a pattern, how to alter patterns to fit your unique shape, and how to style different types of sweaters.  No special skills required!  We will have brunch from 9 to 10 AM and class will start at 10.

Materials:

  • Note taking materials

Cost: $85

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CLASS POLICY:

  • Payment must be paid in full to reserve your place. 
  • In the event that you need to cancel, you must provide us with notice 48 hours in advance to receive a refund or store credit.
  • No shows will forfeit the class fee, without a refund or credit.
  • Please arrive at class on time. Supplies, including book or pattern, must be purchased prior to class date. Especially if you need to have your yarn wound.

For additional questions email Sarah at sarah@thefarmersdaughterfibers.com