Recommended Classes - May 2021

All classes for the event are from You will either need a subscription, or you can opt for one of their free classes instead. 

The suggested classes for each day are listed along with a general idea of the supply list. Once you’ve decided, visit, search for the class, and look under the Bonus Materials section for the class to get their specific requirements. Check your craft stash or place an order for the supplies you’ll need!

Boho Style: Embroider Your Knits with Annie Lupton
Please note: If you intend to knit the base sweater for this class, start as soon as possible. Otherwise, you may want to use a sweater you already own to practice the embroidery stitches during the festival or just be content to know that you’ll be working on the sweater for a while before you move on to the embroidery.
1105 – 1768 yards of worsted weight wool yarn
20 yards each of 4 colors of the same yarn
US 5 (3.75 mm) 16″ circular needles
US 7 (4.5 mm) 16″ and 32″ circular needles
General knitting notions

Freeform Crochet with Myra Wood
Pellon Tru-Grid, 1″ interfacing or fabric
At least 6 different coordinating yarns that are about the same weight
Several sizes of crochet hooks that work with your yarn
Ironing board or suitable surface
Small steamer
Cotton fabric
Fusible fleece
Sewing thread and needle
A button

How to Crochet with Meredith Crawford Cowser
Red Heart Grande: Wintergreen, 2 skeins and Foggy, 1 skein
US size P Crochet hook
Tapestry Needle

Next Steps in Socks with Lucy Neatby
50g Superwash Sock Yarn
100g needed Superwash Sock Yarn in a contrasting color
A set of 5 DPNs in a size that gives you a firm stocking stitch fabric (recommended 2 – 2.5 mm/US size 0 – 2)
Cable Needle (optional)

My First Socks with Lucy Neatby
113 gr Worsted weight, wool-rich sock yarn, approximately 225 yds.
A set of five, 3 – 4 mm (US #3 – 6) double pointed needles (dpns), 6 – 8” in length. One or two circular needles may be used if preferred.
50 gr Fingering weight wool-rich sock yarn, approximately 175 – 230 yds.
A set of five, 2 – 2.75 mm (US # 0 – 2) double pointed needles (dpns), 6 – 8” in length. One or two circular needles may be used if preferred.

Plug & Play: Custom Scarves and Shawls with Amy Singer
You may want some yarn and suitable needles nearby, but this is mostly a design theory class. 

Mittens and Gloves Galore with Marly Bird
140 – 280 yards of worsted weight yarn
255 – 510 yards of aran weight yarn
129 – 258 yards DK weight yarn
147 – 294 yards DK weight yarn (optional)
200 – 400 yards sport weight yarn
2 oz wool top for thrummed mittens
2 195-yard fingering weight wool yarns in contrasting colors
US 3 (3.25 mm), US 5 (3.75 mm), US 8 (5 mm), and US 9 (5.5mm) double-pointed needles; or sizes needed to obtain correct gauge
Size F-5 (3.75 mm) crochet hook
Tapestry needle
Scrap yarn
Stitch markers
Contrasting-color scrap yarn

Stashbusting: Make the Most of the Yarns You Have with Clara Parkes
Your stash yarns and needles suitable to the task.

Start Up Library: Hand Embroidery with Kat McTee
Please visit the website for the list of materials. 

Wear What You Knit: Perfect Sweater Fit & Style with Sally Melville
You will likely want to print the course materials ahead of time.

Simple Sweaters: Stranded and Steeked with Amy Detjen
Please note: The supplies below are for the sample hat. Amy includes patterns for three other sweaters in the class. Check the course materials for the requirements for the sweater you prefer to knit.
Size US 3 (3.25 mm) 16″ circular needle
US 5 (3.75 mm) 16″ (40 cm) circular needle, US 5 double-pointed needles
3 balls of 164 yards of sport-weight yarn you like in three contrasting colors
General knitting notions

See It, Crochet It: Reading Diagrams with Charles Voth
330 yards sport weight wool yarn
US G-6 (4 mm) crochet hook

Knit Like a Master with Ann Budd
You will likely want to print the course materials ahead of time.

Hand Embroidery on Denim with Kat McTee
Denim clothing you wish to embroider, including some with holes.
Various types and amounts of embroidery threads, interfacing, needles, etc. Please check the class downloads to a detailed list.

Mastering Cable Design with Fiona Ellis
Yarn and needles for swatching

Ins and Outs of Grafting: A Crafty Class on Knitting Together with Anne Hanson
Several balls of 20-25 yards of DK yarn
Size 6 and 7 needles or double-pointed needles
Stitch markers

Knitting with Beads with Laura Nelkin
There are patterns for two shawls and one cuff, all with their own bead and yarn requirements. Check the class downloads for the detailed information of what is required for each.

Modern Brioche Lace with Lesley Anne Robinson
525 yds / 480 m of fingering or sport weight yarn
500 yds / 457 m of fingering or sport weight yarn in a contrasting color
US 4 (3.5 mm) 40″ (102 cm) circular needle, or size needed to obtain gauge.
General knitting notions

Feminine Fit: Bust Shaping Techniques with Joan McGowan-Michael
2 balls smooth DK weight yarn in contrasting colors
Size US 6 knitting needles
Tapestry needle

New Directions in Lace with Romi Hill
Please note: Supplies are for the full size {and sampler} shawls
1250 yds lace weight silk yarn {120 yds laceweight yarn}
361 {123} size 6/0 seed beads
1 set each US 3/3mm and US 4/3.5mm dpns {US 2/2.25mm}, short variety for socks and gloves – used for beginning
US 4/3.5mm circular knitting needles, 16 and 24 inches {US 2/2.25mm circular knitting needles, 16 inches}
1.25 mm steel crochet hook
Smooth cotton waste yarn
General knitting notions

Design It, Stitch It: Hand Embroidery with Jessica Marquez
Linen or loose weave cotton fabric such as muslin
1⁄4 yard (23 cm) of knit fabric
Variety pack of embroidery needles, sizes 3-9 
Embroidery floss: DMC cotton or pearl cotton 
4″ (10 cm) and 6″ (15 cm) embroidery hoop (wood or plastic) or Q-Snap (can be found at local craft stores)
Thread Heaven Thread Conditioner (optional) 
Tracing paper
Fine-tip permanent marker
Sewing thread
Water-soluble pen
Iron-on transfer pen or pencil
Sulky Paper Solvy (you can draw on or run through your printer) or Sulky Solvy (you draw directly onto)

Knit Sock Workshop with Donna Druchunas
525 yards wool sock yarn
368 yards sport weight wool yarn
184 yards sport weight wool yarn in a contrasting color
1 set US #2/2.75mm double-point needles or 2 circular needles US #2/2.75mm
1 set US #4/3.5mm double-point needles or 2 circular needles US #4/3.5mm double-point needles
General knitting notions

Next Steps in Yarn Dyeing with Sarah Eyre
There is an extensive supply list for this class, including safety materials. Please see the course materials for a complete list.

Ply to Knit: Spin the Yarn You Really Want with Jillian Moreno
This is more of a watch-and-learn class, but if you have supplies on hand, you may want to work along with her.

Essential Skills for Circular Knitting with Pam Powers Knits
218 yds bulky alpaca
US size 10 (6 mm) 24″ (60 cm) circular needle or size needed to obtain gauge
200 sport weight wool
US size 4 (3.5 mm) 24″ (60 cm) circular needle

Simple Techniques for a Super Fit with Amy Herzog
1096 – 1918 yards DK yarn
US 5 (3.75 mm) straight or circular needles, or size needed to obtain gauge
General knitting notions