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Happy New Year!
January Classes and Events
for the complete calendar click here
Sharon Mooney design and Lazer Sheep yarn -- 
a marriage made in heaven!  The KAL begins Jan 10!

We are so excited to bring to you our very first year long knit a long.  Sharon has created a beautiful design that uses 12 Lazer Lambs (97 yards) skeins -- each a coordinating amazing color including one brand new color just for this project.

You can buy a kit for this project that will include all 12 colors, 40 locking stitch markers, a custom ring marker coordinating with each colorway, and the pattern.  You may also choose to buy the kit without the pattern.

Regardless of how you buy the kit, you will receive your yarn and marker monthly along with the new pattern clue.  You can pay for the yarn monthly for $10 per month ($20 the first month to include the pattern) or you can click here to pay in full and save $10.  Download codes will be emailed to you when you buy the kit with pattern.

The kits are in short supply so act quickly if you know you want in!  The new yarn and clue will be available the 10th of each month.

Sharon's pattern  can also be purchased separately on Ravelry or in store at HOKC.

Questions about the KAL?  Join the Ravelry discussion group!
January Sweater Knitting!
Begins January 15

This is our fourth year of encouraging people to knit sweaters in January.  Either find a pattern and we will help you through it or join us in a Design your Own Sweater Class.

We have so many new knitters that we decided to choose a very easy style -- the top down yoke sweater.  In class we will be using the Handy Book of Top Down Sweaters by Ann Budd -- it is a template book.  The first class will walk you through how to use the book, key measurements, and a provisional cast on.  There are links below to purchase the book. 

There is a series of optional follow up classes that include design classes for intermediate knitters and "how to" classes for our beginners.  You can pick and choose the classes you want to take.

Want to knit a Yoke sweater but just want a pattern?   You are in luck -- this is a very popular style right now.  The latest Vogue Knitting is chock full of this style and there are tons of patters on Ravelry!

Click here for more information on the class.

Amazon for a hard copy of the book
Interweave for a digital copy of the book
Puck KAL

Need a third project this month?  We are doing a very informal KAL with Puck, a beautiful design by Boo Knits.  Flow and Clover are leading the KAL and many people casted on Saturday.  Most people are casting on this week.  This lovely, easy pattern creates a highly wearable shawl/scarf.  This is a great stash buster or a chance to use some of your coveted MadTosh DK or Fyberspates Vivacious that you have been petting and waiting for just the right project!

Pattern Link
Learn to Knit or Crochet

We have standing beginning crochet and knitting classes on Thursdays!  Don't put it off any longer -- learn a new skill!  You can check off a New Year's Resolution!
Beginning Knitting
Fixing Mistakes 101

This is the first in a series of classes designed to help you identify and fix mistakes in your knitting.  This class is for newer knitters or those who just want the basic skills.  We cover reading fabric, identifying twisted stitches, ripping out your knitting, and fixing dropped stitches.

Click here for more information.
Two at a Time Toe up Socks

Felicia is teaching her very popular class on how to knit two socks at the same time using worsted weight yarn and the magic loop method.  This is a fast a fun process!

This is a two part class -- you need to be able to attend both classes.

Click here for more information.
Needle Felting Classes

Tracy is back by popular demand!  She is teaching two classes this month: a cat head pin and a teddy bear holding a heart -- just in time for Valentine's Day!

Design and Knit a Beaded Bracelet 

Sharon teaches you how to chart designs to custom knit your own beautiful beaded bracelet.

Click here for more information.
Weave a Card

Learn to weave cards.  This is a great stash busting project!  Peggy will focus on how to add designs for Valentine's Day!

Click here for more information.
Intro to Brioche in the Round: Winter Flowers Cowl

Molly will walk you through the basic stitches of brioche knit in the round including two common increases and decreases.

Click here for more information.
Class fees may be refunded for store credit if the class is cancelled at least 24 hour ahead.  Class fees vary by teacher.  Classes are limited to between 6 and 9 people so register early to guarantee your spot.
Posting Projects on Ravelry

Posting your projects to Ravelry does more than just track your progress.  It helps other knitters to see how yarn looks once knitted and how different a pattern can look in different yarn.  It helps the designer get more exposure for their patterns.  And it helps your friends to remember the name of patterns they too want to make!  Be sure to share your projects with the HOKC group!  
Want free yarn?  This year, for every project you add to Ravelry and share with HOKC's Ravelry Group, we will add your name to a monthly drawing!  You do not need to be present to win -- we will announce winners on our Ravelry Group each month.

Click here for more information on how to post a project.
Stop in today for your 2018 Challenge Booklet!

Were you pinched for time trying to finish gifts this year?  Join the 2018 Challenge!  You will make 12 gifts while exploring new techniques and the chance to win monthly prizes.  
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