Sock Knitters` Dream Sale!



Sock Knitters` Dream Sale!
The January/February 2016 newsletter of
Mosaic Yarn Studio, Ltd.
Thank you for a wonderful 2015! We are extremely grateful to all our wonderful customers
and are looking forward to what 2016 has to
bring. Check out our new
classes. We developed
many around last year’s
retreat and want to share
them with you. We also
are continuing our Building Blocks and Building in
Color series. Each month
you will learn a new skill
and create squares/strips
for a beautiful afghan.
Happy knitting/crocheting!
Sock Knitters’ Dream Sale!
Saturday & Sunday,
January 2 & 3
Special Sales on Sock
109 W. Prospect Ave. Mount Prospect, IL 60056
Phone: (847) 390-1013 Fax: (847) 390-1256
Web: www.mosaicyar
Building Blocks 2016
with Kate Joyce
Building Blocks is a skill building workshop that has
students knitting a different 12″ block every month that can
be pieced together to create a lovely sampler
afghan. The emphasis of this class is EDUCATION.
Students are guided through the various stitches and
techniques each month as their knitting knowledge is
increased. With a different skill focus each month there is
something new to learn at each class. Topics such as
gauge, cast ons, bind offs, cables, increases, decreases, lace,
pattern reading and more are covered. Join in the fun!
1st Wednesday of every month, 5 - 6:30 p.m
Building in Color 2016
with June Sorensen
Building in Color is a workshop that has students working
with color. Ten strips go together to make an afghan. Each
months students will work on a different strip and learn a
new technique. The last two months are for finishing and
putting on the border.
1st Monday of every month, 6:30 - 8 p.m.
$10/month or $100/year
$100 for all 12 months
Book & yarn must be purchased at MYS!
(sales on double pointed needles,
sock yarn, sock patterns/books)
Basic Socks Class
Saturday January 2 to 23
1 - 3 p.m. Fee: $60.
Registration required.
It’s a sock knitter’s dream come true!
Designed by Michelle Hunter
Just for Fun!
Saturday, February 13, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. &
Sunday, February 14, 12 - 4 p.m.
In celebration of St. Valentine’s Day, all
Pink/Red yarn is 20% off.
Wednesday March 16, 10 a.m. - 9 p.m. &
Thursday March 17, 12 - 9 p.m. In
celebration of St. Patrick’s Day, all Green
yarn is 20% off!
Join Us for Our FREE
Knit/Crochet Nites!
Come by Mosaic Yarn Studio
Every Thursday Evening
from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Special Theme Nites:
January 21: Brownies
February 11: Be My Valentine
March 24: Reese’s Eggs
We will still have charity ideas for
those who wish to continue to knit/
crochet for those in need.
Fair Isle Knitting
with June Sorensen
Progressive Needles Knit Along
with Michelle Hunter of Knit Purl Hunter
Ambiguous Cowl (Fair Isle)
January 2016
Learn the traditional way of knitting
stranded knitting using one color of
yarn in each hand. You will combine
both English and Continental knitting.
February 13,
10 a.m.—3 p.m.
(with a lunch
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Here is how it works:
· The actual pattern is a surprise.
· You will get clues every Thursday.
We will have KALs on Thursdays, 5 - 7 p.m. and
Fridays, 1 - 3 p.m. in January
1(2) skeins of Sueno (80% superwash merino
wool/20% bamboo), 225 yards/100 gram in Background color & 1(2) skeins in Main Color
Two 16 (24-32)” circular needles size US 5 (3.75 mm);
size f crochet hook; waste yarn; tapestry needle;
Finished Sizes: Small/Large, 8” tall, approximately
22 (40)” around after blocking.
Gauge: 26 sts & 32 rounds=4” in Stockinette Stitch.
Fee: $50
Finishing Clinic
The Knitting Doctor is in!
$10/one hour clinic
Bring your knitted pieces, a
tapestry needle, split ring markers, a
tape measure and learn to sew your
sweaters together!
Saturdays, 9 - 10 a.m.
(No Clinic January 16, February 13)
Registration 24 hours before
clinic start time required.
Yarn must be purchased at MYS.
Knitting Classes
Beginning Knitting
During the first 2 classes, you will learn to cast on, knit,
purl, increase, decrease & cast off. On the 3rd class
session, you will pick out an easy project, learn to read
knitting instructions & work on your chosen project for
the remainder of the course. Fee: $78/4 week class.
Mon. January 4 to 26 with Georg
6:30 - 8 p.m.
Sat. January 9 to February 6 with Kate
(No Class January 17)
10– 11:30 a.m.
Sun. January 10 to February 14 with Kate
(No Class January 18 & February 7)
12:30 - 2 p.m.
Tues. January 19 to February 9 with Courtney 10 -11:30 a.m.
Thurs. February 4 to 25 with Darlene
12 - 1:30 p.m.
Sun. February 21 to March 13 with Kate
12:30 - 2 p.m.
Materials: US 8 to 9 knitting needle; one 100 gram
ball of worsted weight yarn (preferably a wool or
wool blend). All materials (except needles) must be
purchased from Mosaic Yarn Studio. Registered
students get a 10% discount on class supplies! Beginning Knitting can be taken only two times and
then you must move up to Intermediate Knitting:)
Intermediate Knitting
Intermediate Knitting
You will learn more advanced techniques of your
choice. For example, you can choose a simple
cabled sweater pattern, a fair isle pattern, an intarsia
pattern - the choice is yours! This class can be taken
over and over and over and over….
Fee: $88/session
4 weeks
Special Fee: $316/4 consecutive sessions (16 weeks)
Monday Afternoons with Darlene
1- 3 p.m
Session 1
January 25 to February 15
Session 2
February 22 to March 14
Session 3
March 21 to April 11
Session 4
April 18 to May 9
Tuesday Afternoons with Darlene
1 - 3 p.m.
Session 1
January 5 to February 2
(No Class January 26)
Session 2
February 9 to March 8
(No Class February 23)
Session 3
March 15 to April 12
(No Class March 29)
Session 4
April 19 to May 10
Tuesday Evenings with Darlene
6 - 8 p.m.
Session 1
January 5 to February 2
(No Class January 26)
Session 2
February 9 to March 8
(No Class February 23)
Session 3
March 15 to April 12
(No Class March 29)
Session 4
April 19 to May 10
Wednesday Evenings with Georg
7 - 9 p.m.
Session 1
January 20 to February 10
Session 2
February 17 to March 9
Session 3
March 16 to April 13
(No Class March 30)
Session 4
April 20 to May 11
Thursday Afternoons with Courtney
1 - 3 p.m.
Session 1
January 7 to 28
Session 2
February 4 to 25
Session 3
March 3 to 31
(No Class March 24)
Session 4
April 7 to 28
Thursday Evenings with Darlene
7 - 9 p.m.
Session 1
January 7 to 28
Session 2
February 11 to March 3
Session 3
March 10 to April 7
(No Class March 24)
Session 4
April 14 to May 5
Saturday Mornings with Darlene 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Session 1
January 23 to February 20
(No Class February 13)
Session 2
February 27 to March 26
(No Class March 5)
Session 3
April 2 to April 23
Session 4
Did you know that you can help
support MYS by buying your Ravelry
patterns In-Store ?
At the register, we can:
Print your pattern.
· E-mail you your pattern.
Save your pattern in your Ravelry library.
Technique Classes
Continental Knitting (& Purling) with Darlene Joyce
Learning continental
knitting, sometimes
called picking, can help
give you options while
knitting. Some knitters
find that they can knit
more evenly and quickly
with this method. Students will learn both
knit and purl stitch. Additional practice is advised to become proficient.
Thurs. January 28
Fee: $24
12 - 1:30 p.m.
1 1/2 hour class
Choosing the Right Yarn & Blocking with Darlene Joyce
Learn how to choose the right yarn
for any project. Students will learn
how to read yarn labels, how different fibers behave, how to substitute
yarns, how to determine yardage
needed and how to make a measureable gauge swatch. Students will also
learn the basics of blocking, including wet blocking, mist blocking and
steam blocking and when to use each
Wed. February 3
Fee: $32
2 - 4 p.m.
2 hour class
Custom Pattern Writing
Let Darlene measure you & print a pattern
according to your unique
body measurements. This
service is $15 with yarn
purchase or $25 with yarn
from your stash!
Please call the studio at
847-390-1013 or email
at [email protected]
for an appointment.
Project Classes
Indian Cross Stitch Scarf with June Sorensen
Learn the very interesting
cross stitch pattern while
knitting a scarf in your
favorite Koigu color.
Choose 2 skeins of Koigu
from our huge selection
and bring a size US 6
knitting needle. No cable
needle required.
Sun. January 3
Fee: $32
2 - 4 p.m.
2 hour class
Basic Socks with Darlene Joyce
Knit a basic sock using fine needles and
special sock yarn. You will learn to use
double pointed needles, turn a heel and
create a gusset. The instructor will discuss ways to ensure a proper fitting sock.
Sat. January 2 to 23
(No Class January 16)
Fee: $66
1– 3 p.m.
3 week class
Intro to Bavarian Knitting with June Sorensen
Learn the basics of true Bavarian knitting, including a brief history, how
to read Bavarian charts (words
also given), and how to work
twisted cables. This material
was taught at our retreat 20015.
Bring a size US 5 needle to
work swatch.
Sat. January 9
1 - 3 p.m.
Thurs. January 14
4 - 6 p.m.
Wed. February 24
2 - 4 p.m.
(with Darlene)
Fee: $32
2 hour class
MYS cannot promise any make-up
classes for missed classes. Any
exceptions are at the discretion of
the owner. Please do not ask the
teachers because they are not
authorized to make an exception.
Bavarian Fingerless Mitts with Georg L uxton
Learn some Bavarian basics while working on a
fingerless mitt. You can
use your favorite technique for
knitting small circumferences in
the round (i.e. double points,
two circular needles or magic
Basically Bavarian Cowl with Darlene Joyce
No Bavarian knitting
experience required.
Darlene designed this
cowl for the retreat for those
students who wanted an
“easier” project. One skein of
HiKoo Simpliworsted and 24”
circular needle in size US 8.
Sun. January 10 & 24 2 - 4 p.m.
Fee: $50
2 week class
Sat. January 30
1 - 3 p.m.
Fee: $32
2 hour class
Sedum Trail Scarf/Wrap with Darlene Joyce
“Sedum Trail beautifully welcomes a full dose of delicate
Evening Glory lace, rows of simple leaves and eyelets creating a
unique piece framed with a picot
edging.” Both written and charted. Lace knitting happens on both
the right and wrongs sides. Yarns
can be from fingering to worsted.
Darlene’s sample is in HiKoo’s
Rylie. Designed by Monika Sirna.
My First Sweater (That Fits) with Darlene Joyce
Use Ann Budd’s book, The
Knitter’s Handy Book of Patterns and the yarn of your
choice to make a basic pullover sweater or cardigan in
any size. The set-in-sleeve is
flattering to almost all body
types. Couture techniques are
taught to refine your knitting
repertoire, including measuring your body, adjusting the
pattern, paired increases/
decreases, selvedge edges,
bind off,
and picking up stitches. In order to allow
for knitting time, this class skips
some weeks and due to popular
opinion, has been extended to be
a 5 week class.
Wed. January 20 & February 3
2 - 4 p.m.
Fee: $50
2 week class
Twisted Love Cowl with June Sorensen
Designed by Kelli Slack. Basic
Bavarian knitting
knowledge required. In
this class, you will put your
Bavarian knitting skills to use.
Techniques included are provisional cast on, chart reading,
knitting/purling in the back of
the stitch, twisting stitches, etc.
Sat. January 23
1 - 3 p.m.
Thurs. February 18 4 - 6 p.m.
Fee: $32
2 hour class
The Lunch Bunch Group!
11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
You gotta eat!
You gotta knit/crochet!
Everyone is welcome:)
Bring your lunch!
Sat. February 6 to March 19
(No Class February 13 & March 5)
Fee: $100
1 - 3 p.m.
5 week class
Socks from the Toe Up with Courtney Buckalew
With the yarn of your choice &
some basic foot measurements,
Courtney will guide you through
the basic calculations & techniques
for knitting a sock. The Turkish
Toe does not use short rows like
the German method and many knitters find it easier to execute. Students can opt to use double points
or two circular needles.
Tues. February 16 to March 1
Fee: $66
10 - 12 p.m.
3 week class
Crochet Classes
Beginning/ Intermediate Crochet
This class is for crocheters of any skill level. It is tailored around what you know and
what you'd like to learn. If you're new to
crochet, you'll get started with chain, single,
and double crochet stitches. Already know
the basics? Then learn to read patterns and
stitch diagrams. If you want to learn classics like granny
squares, doilies, motifs, or filet crochet, only your imagination is the limit! Come prepared with a project of your
choosing, and let's get started.
Fri. January 8 to 29 with Courtney
10 -11 a.m
Thurs. January 21 to February 11 with Darlene 5- 6 p.m.
Fri. February 5 to 26
10 - 11 a.m.
Thurs. February 25 to March 17
5- 6 p.m.
Fee: $44
4 week class
Vibrations with Darlene Joyce
Originally designed for the
Chicago Yarn Crawl 2014.
Learn how to do a basic ripple
stitch using self striping yarn
fingering weight yarn and a size
H or I crochet hook. Pattern is
free with class registration or for
purchase for $5 on Ravelry.
Wed. January 27
Fee: $32
Trellis Mittens with Darlene Joyce
Learn how to make a
mitten with a beautiful trellis center. The mitten starts
from the top and goes down,
making it easy to custom
size. Patterns calls for 200
yards of worsted weight
yarn. Darlene’s sample is in
Filatura Zara.
Wed, February 10 & 17
2 - 4 p.m.
Fee: $50
2 week class
Frostyflakes Scarf with Darlene Joyce
With the snow getting ready to
fall, this project is jus the right
project. Crochet Vashti’s Braha’s
Frostyflakes for a perfect accent
piece. You can use any dk weight
yarn and some size 6 seed beads
(optional) for the edging. We
have some beads in stock for your
Wed. February 18 & 25 1 - 3 p.m.
Fee: $50
2 week class
Exploring Tunisian Crochet
2 - 4 p.m.
2 hour class
with Darlene Joyce
Thursday, January 7
Ruffled Interlude (Tunisian)
with Darlene Joyce
Designed by Sheryl Thies.
Learn short row shaping and
Tunisian extended simple stitch
to create feminine ruffle scarf.
Choose your favorite fingering
weight yarn (at least 425
yards). Students must purchase
Tunisian Crochet Encore from
Sun. January 31
Fee: $32
2 - 4 p.m.
2 hour class
12 — 4: 30 p.m.
(with half an hour break)
During the first half of
class you will learn the
basics of Tunisian crochet including the anatomy of Tunisian crochet
stitches, Tunisian simple
stitch, Tunisian knit
stitch, abbreviations, etc.
During the second half,
advanced applications of
Tunisian will be explored.
Please ask for a supply
list when registering.
Fee: $50. Pre-registration required.
Required Book: The New Tunisian Crochet
(Available at MYS)
Coming in March/April
Brassica with Darlene Joyce
Darlene designed this
shawl for the 2015 Chicago Yarn Crawl. Students will learn how to
construct a side to side
shawl with a pointed lace
edge on one side and an I
-cord edge on the other
side. The center of the
shawl incorporates a fun
lace pattern. Pattern on
Ravelry (free with class).
Thurs. March 3 & 17
Fee: $50
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1 - 3 p.m.
2 week class
Mail to: Mosaic Yarn Studio, Ltd.
109 W. Prospect Ave.
Mount Prospect, IL 60056
Free Pattern
Texting Mitts
by Darlene Joyce
Materials: one skein of Silk
Garden & a size US 6 double
points. Gauge=5 sts=1”.
Class Policies
Class Materials: Except when noted, yar ns must be
purchased from Mosaic Yarn Studio. Come in as soon as
possible to pick out your supplies in case we need to order
something. Students receive a 10% discount on all class
materials! Please come to class with any gadgets you might
Note: Directions for left hand
thumb are in the parentheses.
Pre-Registration: Pr e-registration is required for all classes.
You may register by phone via Visa/Mastercard or you can send
in the class registration form above. Of course, you can always
register in person!
Loosely cast on 36 sts. Join in the round and, knit 2
rounds, purl 1 round, k2 rounds, purl 1 round. Continue knitting in the round (St st) until piece
measures 4 1/2” from cast on.
Minimum: A minimum of three students is required in order
for a class to run. You will be notified one week in advance if
the minimum is not met and your deposit will be refunded.
Thumb Round: K19 (K11), drop yarn, with a scrap
yarn k6, slip these 6 sts back onto the left hand needle, pick up dropped yarn and knit to end of the
round. Continue knitting in the round until pieces
measures 6” from the cast on edge, purl 1 round, k2
rounds, p1 round, k1 round, bind off knitwise.
Thumb: Take out scrap yarn, catching 6 sts on the
bottom and 5 sts on the top. Picking up 2 sts at each
corner to bring the number to 15 sts, knit in the
round until thumb is 1” from base, purl 1 round, k2
rounds, purl 1 round, bind off knitwise. Enjoy!
© 2013. Mosaic Yarn Studio, Ltd.
Balance: The balance for class fees is due on the fir st day of
Cancellation: Stor e cr edit can be issued for your deposit if
we are notified one week before the start of class. After this
point, deposits are non-refundable. Out of courtesy to our instructors, no make-up classes are given.
All Classes: 100% payment is due at the time of registration.
Private Lessons
We offer private lessons at $32.00 per hour. Call the
shop at 847-390-1013 or stop by & we can set something
up for you with one of our instructors.
One hour minimum please
Pre-payment required
No refunds on cancellations made less than one week
before scheduled lesson
Yarn Studio, Ltd.
109 W. Prospect Ave.
Mount Prospect, IL 60056
Store Hours
Tues., Fri., Sat.
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
12 p.m. to 9 p.m.
12 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Holiday Hours
Thursday, December 31
12 - 4 p.m.
Saturday, January 1
Sunday, March 27 (Easter)
Mosaic Yarn Studio is located in
downtown Mount Prospect at
109 W. Prospect Ave. on the South
Side of the Metra Railroad Tracks.
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