Mosaic Yarn Studio, Ltd. “Putting on the Glitz” Sock Knitters` Dream



Mosaic Yarn Studio, Ltd. “Putting on the Glitz” Sock Knitters` Dream
The January/February 2014 newsletter of
109 W. Prospect Ave. Mount Prospect, IL 60056
Phone: (847) 390-1013 Fax: (847) 390-1256
Web: www.mosaicyar
Mosaic Yarn Studio, Ltd.
Building Blocks 2014
with June Sorensen
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!
“Putting on the Glitz”
A Special Night to Bring
in the New Year!
Saturday, January 11
4:30 p.m. Appetizer’s (BYOB)
By Chef Dave Esau at Dave’s Specialty Foods
1st Saturday of every month, 1 - 3 p.m.
5:30 p.m. “Cooking Tips”
$10/month or
$100 for all 12 months
Book & yarn must be purchased at MYS!
6:00 p.m. “How to knit Veil Stitch” or “How to
Knit for Beginners” at Mosaic Yarn Studio
7:00 p.m. Coffee/Dessert Reception
Sock Knitters’ Dream Sale!
Tickets: $80
(includes yarn/needles for project)
Spaced is Limited.
Saturday & Sunday,
January 4 & 5
Special Sales on Sock Supplies!
Bring your friends and family!
(sales on double pointed needles,
sock yarn, sock patterns/books)
Lessons on Starting Socks
Saturday Only ($10 each)
10 - 11 a.m. (double points)
11 a.m. - 12 p.m. (two circulars)
1 - 2 p.m. (magic loop)
Pre-registration required.
Thanks for making our first year in Mount Prospect a success! We are so grateful for you, our
wonderful customers. We look forward to an
awesome 2014 with a brand new website, innovative classes, special KALs and fun events. Stop by
the studio and see what is going on!
Happy knitting/crocheting! Darlene
Just for Fun!
Thursday, February 13, 12 - 9 p.m. &
Friday, February 14, 10 a.m.– 4 p.m.
In celebration of St. Valentine’s Day, all
Pink/Red yar n is 20% off.
Saturday, March 15, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. &
Sunday, March 16, 12 - 4 p.m. In celebration
of St. Patrick’s Day, all Green yarn is 20%
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 23: Hot Chocolate
February 13: Be My Valentine
March 20: Jelly Belly
We will still have charity
ideas for those who wish
to continue to knit/crochet
Progressive Needles Knit Along
with Michelle Hunter of Knit Purl Hunter
January 2014 - Socks in Cobasi*
Visit and sign up to
subscribe to her newsletter..
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.
& Fridays, 1 - 3 p.m. in January, 2014
You will need:
 2 skeins, CoBaSi* by HiKoo, 50g/220
yards each, 55% cotton, 16% bamboo,
8% silk, 21% elastic nylon
 US #1 (2.5mm) 40″ circular needle or
size necessary to achieve approx. gauge
of 8.5 stitches per inch.
Sample knit with Cobasi color #12 on
Addi Sock Rockets
February/March KAL
Boyfriend Cardigan
by Lori Versaci
Wednesdays, 7– 9 p.m. &
Fridays, 1 - 3 p.m.
The look of this
cardigan is
borrowed from the
boys. Lori focused
on the roominess
of a man’s cardigan
without going too
oversized. Choose your favorite dk
weight yarn and a size 6 needle.
Sizing from XS to 5X.
Pattern available In-Store Ravelry.
Knitting Classes
Tuesday Afternoons with Darlene 12:30 - 2:30 p.m.
Session 1
January 14 to February 4
Session 2
February 11 to March 4
Session 3
March 11 to April 1
Session 4
April 8 to 29
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: $76/4 week class
Tuesday Evenings with Darlene
6 - 8 p.m.
Session 1
January 14 to February 4
Session 2
February 11 to March 4
Session 3
March 11 to April 1
Session 4
April 8 to 29
Tues. January 7 to 28 with Courtney
10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Mon. January 13 to February 3 with Georg
6:30 -8:30 p.m.
Wed. January 22 to February 12 with Emily
5 - 7 p.m.
Thurs. January 30 to February 24 with Darlene
2 - 4 p.m.
Mon. February 10 to March 10 with Georg
Wed. February 19 to March 12 with Emily
6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
5 - 7 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: $80/session
4 weeks
Special Fee: $288/4 consecutive sessions (16 weeks)
Monday Afternoons with Darlene
Session 1
Session 2
Session 3
Session 4
1- 3 p.m
January 6 to 27
February 3 to 24
March 3 to 24
April 7 to 28
Wednesday Evenings with Georg
Session 1
Session 2
Session 3
Session 4
7 - 9 p.m.
January 8 to 29
February 5 to 26
March 5 to 26
April 9 to 30
Thursday Evenings with Darlene
7 - 9 p.m.
Session 1
January 2 to 23
Session 2
January 30 to February 20
Session 3
February 27 to March 20
Session 4
April 3 to 24
Saturday Mornings with Darlene 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Session 1
January 25 to February 15
Session 2
February 22 to March 15
Session 3
March 22 to April 19
(No Class March 29)
Session 4
Custom Pattern Writing
Let Darlene measure you & print a pattern
according to your unique body measurements. This
computer-generated service is $10 with yarn
purchase or $20 with yarn from your stash!
Please call the studio at 847-390-1013
for an appointment.
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.
Technique Classes
Project Classes
Perfect Necklines with Darlene Joyce
Are you tired of necklines with holes or gaps?
Would you like to learn
professional ways of
shaping a neckline and
picking up stitches? Darlene will share all her
secrets that she uses to
have perfect necklines. Homework required.
Socks from the Toe Up (Turkish Toe)
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.
Thurs. January 2
Fee: $32
Tues. January 7 to 21
Fee: $60
2 - 4 p.m.
2 hour class
1 - 3 p.m.
3 week class
Correcting Mistakes with Darlene Joyce
Are you tired of running into the
shop every time the stitches fall off
the needle? Come and learn how
to correct common mistakes made
while knitting. You will learn to
pick up dropped stitches in stockinette, garter, and at the end of the
row. The class will include exercises in dropping
down pattern stitches, picking up dropped stitches,
and ripping out rows of knitting and getting stitches
back on the needle. Please pick up homework sheet.
Lintilla with Darlene Joyce
Part of her “Hitchhiker Series”,
Martina Belm describes her love of
garter stitch and her design, Lantilla. “Most hand-dyed yarns look
really fab in it. So I just could not
resist to design another little garter
stitch shawlette: Lintilla. It comes with a special
long and narrow triangular, slightly asymmetrical
construction and a beautiful scalloped, subtly ruffled
edge that is really fun to make.” Permission was
granted from designer to teach this class at MYS.
Wed. January 29
Fee: $32
Thurs. January 9 & 23
Fee: $50
1:30 - 3:30 p.m.
2 hour class
Choosing the Right Yarn &
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 technique.
Sat. February 1
Fee: $32
1 - 3 p.m.
2 hour class
1 - 3 p.m.
2 week class
Cinnie with June Sorensen
Whether you like it long or cropped or with short or
long sleeves, this cardigan is sure to become a staple
in your wardrobe. You
can throw it over a simple tee or cami for a casual look or use it as a little
“cover up” for a cocktail
dress. Chose your favorite dk
weight yarn and a size US 6
needle and you are ready to
Sat. January 18 to February 1
1 - 3 p.m.
Fee: $60
3 week class
Basic Brioche Stitch Scarf with
June Sorensen
Learn the basic brioche stitch and
begin a scarf. Instruction will include Italian cast on, selvedge edges, basic brioche stitch and Italian
cast off.
Sun. January 19
Fee: $32
1 - 3 p.m.
2 hour class
Color Brioche with June Sorensen
Knit a two-color basic brioche stitch
scarf with beautiful selvage edges.
Only one color is done per row…so
this is not a fair isle technique.
Must know basic brioche stitch before signing up for class.
Sat. February 8 to March 8
Fee: $90
Sun. January 26
Fee: $32
1 - 3 p.m.
2 hour class
Tree by Leaf with Courtney Buck alew
Courtney designed this flattering
wrap after taking a “Gestalt” knitting workshop with Teva Durham.
This technique uses the natural edges of the charted pattern. Choose
your favorite super bulky yarn and
a size 19 needle and knit this wrap
just in time for the colder weather.
Tues. January 28 to February 4
Fee: $50
1 - 3 p.m.
5 week class
Basic Mittens with Emily Hrobsk y
Learn how to make basic mittens for
any of your loved ones! Emily will
walk you through using double
pointed needles. Sizing from child
small to adult large. This pattern is a
great basic for all yarn weights.
Wed. February 19 to March 5
7 - 9 p.m.
Fee: $60
3 week class
1 - 3 p.m.
2 week class
Super Bowl Party!
Sunday, February 2, 12 - 4 p.m.
Felted Clogs with June Sorensen
Learn how to make this customer
favorite slipper. Using two strands
of Lamb’s Pride and a size 10 1/2
circular needle, these clogs come
in many sizes. Students will learn
short row shaping, three needle
bind off and machine felting.
Thurs. February 6 to 20
Fee: $60
Aran from the Neck Down with Darlene Joyce
(Cardigan or Pullover-Designed to Fit You)
Janet Szabo graciously gave us
permission to use
her KAL notes to
teach this class.
Students will
learn to knit a
completely seamless pullover or cardigan from the neck down. Experience with cables required. Homework required. Pattern is available at MYS for $8.
Football, whatever. Apparently, tons
of you feel the same way. So even if
you don’t understand why it takes 3
1/2 hours to play a 60-minute game, you can
come to our pre-game party!
$10 fee
5 - 7 p.m.
3 week class
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Pre-registration required.
Pizza (delivery at 1 p.m.), chips, pop!
 Special sales!
 No stupid commercials!
Get a project before the game starts!
Crochet Classes
Beginning/ Intermediate Crochet with M Y S Staff
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.
Thurs. January 9 to February 6
(No Class January 16)
Fri. January 10 to 31
Wed. February 12 to March 5
Fri. February 7 to March 1
Fee: $40
6 - 7 p.m.
10 a.m. - 11 a.m.
6 - 7 p.m.
10 a.m. - 11 a.m.
4 week class
Aero Tunisian Filet Lace Wrap with Darlene Joyce
Vashti, my new
favorite crochet
designer, created
this shawl with a
beautiful silk yarn
and just enough
beads to give this
shawl the weight
and elegance it
demands. Techniques include basic Tunisian stitches and reading of
charts. Some experience with Tunisian is very helpful.
Sat. January 11 & 25
Fee: $50
1 - 3 p.m.
2 week class
The Lunch Bunch Group!
11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
You gotta eat!
You gotta knit/crochet!
Everyone is welcome:)
Frostyflakes Scarf with Darlene Joyce
Crochet Vashti’s
Braha’s Frostyflakes
for a perfect accent
piece. Darlene chose
a silk dk weight
yaran for it’s beautiful drape and some
size 6 seed beads for
the edging. We have
some beads in stock
for your convenience. This project is a lot of fun!
Wed. January 22
Fee: $32
1:30 - 3:30 p.m.
2 hour class
Pretty in Pink with Darlene Joyce
Learn how to follow a crochet diagram and make this
beautiful poncho. It can be
worn with the point in front
or on the side. Darlene
made one in cotton for
warm weather and one in
mohair for cool weather.
Wed. February 12 & 19
1:30 - 3:30 p.m.
Fee: $50
2 week class
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 4 & 18)
Registration 24 hours before
clinic start time required.
Coming in March/April
My First Sweater 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. In order to allow for knitting time, this class
meets every other week.
Sat. April 5 to May 17
(No Class April 12 & 26 & May 10)
Fee: $80
1 - 3 p.m.
4 week class
Beaded Knitting
with Darlene Joyce
Saturday, April 27
10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
(with an hour lunch break)
Cost: $50
Learn 4 different ways to do beaded knitting, using
Lily Chin’s Knit and Crochet with Beads book. Must
purchase book for class. Ask for a supply list.
Pick up a material supply list when registering.
Space is limited. Some homework.
Knit Swirl Trunk Show & KAL
Saturday, March 8 to
Sunday, March 30
Knit-a-longs will be held on
Wednesdays, 7 - 9 p.m. &
Fridays, 1 - 3 p.m. in May
We will have at least one
sample of each of the 4
silhouettes featured in the
book: centered circle, offcenter circle, centered oval
and off-center oval.
Some kits available.
Special orders will be taken.
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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
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!
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.
Balance: The balance for class fees is due on the fir st day
of class.
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.
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.
From the Northwest Suburbs
Southeast on Northwest Hwy (Rt.14) to 83 (Main
St). Right on 83 (Main St) to Prospect Ave. Right on
Prospect Ave.
From the Northern Suburbs
I-294 South to the Golf Rd. Exit West on Golf Rd. to
Northwest Hwy. Right onto Northwest Hwy to 83
(Main St). Left on 83 (Main St) to Prospect Ave.
Right on Prospect Ave.
Knit Swirl
Trunk Show
March 8 to 30
Holiday Hours
Wed. January 1
Sun. April 20 (Easter)
Mosaic Yarn Studio is located in downtown
Mount Prospect at 109 W. Prospect Ave. on
the South Side of the Railroad Tracks
From the Western Suburbs
I-294 North to Dempster St. Exit. West on Dempster
St. to 83 (Main St). Left on 83 (Main St.) to Prospect Ave. Right on Prospect Ave.
From Downtown Chicago
I-90 West to I-294 North
Follow directions for
Western Suburbs