If you are taking a class with Yarn Adventure, here is your go-to destination for information. Below are the classes frequently offered by Katy. If you have signed up for a class and been given access by Katy, you should be able to see the headings for "Handouts" and "Videos." If you see a class you are interested in, message us for more details on how and where you can take the class!
How to see Handouts and Videos:
Step 1: Sign up for a class with Katy at one of our many adventure stops
Step 2: Create an account on this website in the top right corner "create account" - it's FREE
Step 3: Make sure Katy grants you access to the private class pages (just ask her)
Step 4: Log in to your account and you should be able to see the pages
As crafters, we all need a fast project that can be finished in less than a day and is adaptable for a wide audience. Grandmother’s Favorite Dishcloth is a gateway to the world of knitting. Today we will cover casting on, the knit stitch, yarn overs, and the knit two together decrease. This project is a great beginning and will soon be filling the drawers of your kitchen!
Kit includes - Knitting needles and a skein of cotton blend yarn - included in the price of the class.
2 SESSIONS - Socks. I’ve always felt like socks were the ultimate knitted gift. In fact, up to a couple of Christmases ago, I had only knit socks for myself and my bestest knitty friend. Mainly this was because I always felt that I needed the recipient near me so that the sock would definitely fit when the socks were all done. Then I found the Fish Lips Kiss heel method and fell in love with a pattern I could easily adapt for any of my friends and family spread all the way across the country. This pattern is worth the dollar! It is easy to pick up and can be used in either top down or toe up patterns. I also love that there is no gusset! Toe up socks offer opportunities to try on the socks as you go and really utilize your yarn to its fullest extent! Two at a time is a fantastic use of the Magic Loop method! No more second sock syndrome! And best of all you will always have a pair of socks (or mittens, or boot cuffs, etc) that will be exactly the same length! Those “design elements” can be identical for both pieces! Honestly, toe up and two at a time is the only way to go! It provides you the opportunity to make your socks exactly the way you want, just once!
Kit includes - Knitting needles, a skein of yarn, and stitch markers - included in the price of the class
Reversible 2 color ribbing as a tuck stitch is known as brioche knitting and many knitters are a little intimidated. Brioche stitch can be really fun and give you a new texture to play with in your craft. This 2ish hour class provides you with the support to make your own 2 color reversible cowl using the Brioche Knit and Brioche Purl stitches.. We will be working in the round on a circular needle.
Kit includes - Yarn- Bulky/Super Bulky (Berroco Macro, Malabrigo Rasta, etc) 2 contrasting colors 100 g each. Needle- US 11 ( bulky) US 13-15 (Super Bulky) 16"-22" circular cable - included with price of class.
Have you mastered the art of "brking" and "brping" and ready to add some more complicated stitches to your repertoire. In "Brioche Next Steps", we cover how to increase and decrease in the world of tuck stitches, AKA brioche. We will work on a small mug-rug with a herringbone pattern in two colors.
Kit includes 20 grams each of two colors of DK weight yarn and US size 6 needles. Stitch markers provided, but you are welcome to bring your own. Included with the class is a Katrinkles "Increases and Decreases" mini-tool. All included with the price of the class.
Cables are very simply knitting stitches out of their presented order so that a new texture emerges. Cables can appear complex or be a simple braid. We will be making a mug cozy sampler.
Kit includes - 50 yards of DK weight yarn, circular needles, stitch markers - included with price of class.
Does the thought of knitting a whole pair of socks make you cringe? It takes an average of 36,000 stitches to make a pair of socks so why not take advantage of those cranked sock tube services and then make perfect socks with you in a fraction of the time. Katy will show you how to calculate desired length based on shoe size, pick up stitches, and build afterthought heels for a pair of socks in a fraction of the time a fully hand knit pair would take! There will be advice and recipes for toes too!!! What used to take 24+ hours to make now takes 8 hours or less! The class kit includes hand cranked sock tubes for 4 socks ( 2 whole pairs!!) and a pre wound matching mini in hand dyed yarn as well as 5 removable stitch markers. Bring your own needles (US 1.5 ish) and a positive attitude and we'll have a great time!
Kit as above - included in price of class.
Amigurumi crochet is a way to make toys and small figures using crochet stitches. It's a great introduction to the craft and Katy, owner of the Yarn Adventure Truck, will guide you through each step of the process to create your own bear ball ornament. The 3 hour class will cover the basics of holding your hook and yarn, making single and double crochet stitches, increasing, and decreasing. We will also learn the magic circle technique. Materials provided with the class: hand-dyed mini skein DK yarn, written pattern, size C crochet hook, progress keeper marker, safety eyes and nose, stuffing, and a tapestry needle.
Free pattern used: https://blog.twinkiechan.com/2013/08/23/free-pattern-grumpy-octopus-coffee-cup-cozy/ Feeling a little grumpy with life before you've had your coffee? This expressive cozie friend is an excellent beginner amigurumi crochet project and covers some very fun skills to create a cup cozy, eyes, and tentacles. This 3 hour class is beginner friendly and you will walk away with the framework for finishing your new friend.
Kit includes - G or H crochet hook and 20 grams of DK weight yarn - included with price of class.
Tiny snags in your favorite sweater? Rips in your jeans? Toes showing up through your socks? Mending to the rescue! In the past 3 years, there has been a resurgence of learning repair and mending techniques to slow down your fashion and help clothing last longer. 2022 fashion in particular has been encouraging of using patches and visible mending to extend the life of clothing in your life. We’ll be learning to use a Katrinkles style Darning Loom and the basics of sashiko (the Japanese art of tiny stitches) and to expand our options for how to repair different fabrics.
Adding embellishment to your wardrobe is as easy as hoop, needle, string. Join Katy as we dive into the basics of embroidery to add a little extra to your fiber life. Materials included - 8 inch hoop, un-kit canvas, set of five 20 yard embroidery threat bobbins, and embroidery needle.
Sometimes we just need a little help planning, starting, or fixing a sweater project. This class is designed to help you do just that! We can talk yarn choice, pattern options (or find the right pattern for you!), pattern execution, or fixing something that isn't working for you. Bring your ideas, yarn, or WIP and we'll make that sweater work for you! - No kit.
All it takes is a little planning and a little math to help make your sweaters fit perfectly. In this class we go over the basic formulas you can use to make any sweater fit. Two hour class. No kit.
We will be bringing all you need to make your very own pompom bear head. We'll be making pompoms and then shaping them with some needle felting! Class is 30 minutes in length and your class materials kit will include a hand-dyed mini skein of yarn, a pompom maker tool, a pair of embroidery scissors, a felting needle and a needle felting mat, and some decorations.
uFelted soap makes a perfect gift and a quick activity for everyone. Give your goat-milk soap its own wooly jacket in this fun process where we learn about the properties of wool. Take home two 2 ounce bars of goat milk soap wrapped in a fresh alpaca and wool jacket, ready to add to your shower. All materials included.