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Knit/Crochet Therapy
Instructor:
Evelyn Van Orden
Sessions: 1
Cost: $10.00
Saturday
May 10,24,31
10:00-11:30am

Experience: All Levels Learn More
Location: Nordstrom eBar @The Americana
818-237-8482

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Join us for a
relaxing informal session of knitting, crochet, and conversation. Get expert
help from Evelyn with your knit and crochet projects. Learn a new technique. If
you're having trouble deciding what to make, Evelyn will help you choose a project to
suit your skill level and individual tastes. If you'd like to refresh your
knitting or crochet skills, or learn to knit or crochet in a casual session,
this drop-in session is for you.


Pictured are some of Evelyn's regular students (click on picture to enlarge).

No reservation required!


Learn to Knit
Instructor:
Evelyn Van Orden
Sessions: 2
Cost: $50.00
Saturday
May 24 & 31
10:00-11:30am

Experience: Beginning Learn More
Location: Nordstrom eBar @The Americana
818-237-8482

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Do you wish to learn to knit? In this class, you will learn the basics of knitting, or refresh your knitting skills, in 2 two-hour sessions. You will knit your first scarf while practicing basic knitting skills: cast on, knit stitch, purl stitch, and bind off. Evelyn will teach you how to read knitting patterns and how to choose patterns and yarns for your projects.

Scarf Patterns: Included in the class fee are 5 scarf patterns that Evelyn designed specifically for this class: Garter Stitch Scarf, Stockinette Scarf, Ribbed Scarf, Basketweave Scarf, and Sampler Scarf.


Supplies: Purchase supplies during class or bring your own: knitting worsted weight yarn (solid color, medium or light tone), 14" long straight knitting needles (US size 9), crochet hook (US size G, H, or I) and tapestry needle (size 16). Evelyn will provide several simple scarf patterns, and will help you choose your project and supplies to suit your individual tastes.

Reservation required.


Learn to Crochet
Instructor:
Evelyn Van Orden
Sessions: 2
Cost: $50.00
Saturday
May 24 & 31
10:00-11:30am

Experience: Beginning Learn More
Location: Nordstrom eBar @The Americana
818-237-8482

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Do you wish to learn to crochet? Or do you wish to refresh your crochet skills? Do you have a crochet project you wish to finish? If so, then this two-session crochet workshop is designed for you.

Join us for two relaxing informal 2-hour workshops. Evelyn will help you learn to crochet, sharpen your crochet skills, start a new crochet project, or finish that UFO (UnFinished Object).

Supplies: If you're a novice, Evelyn will help you choose your supplies. Or just bring your crochet hook and some ideas and Evelyn will help you choose a project that fits your individual skills and taste.

Reservation required


Knit/Crochet Private Instruction
Instructor:
Evelyn Van Orden
Sessions: 1
Cost: $50.00
Monday
Day/Evening
By Appointment

Experience: All Levels Learn More
Location: TBA
818-237-8482

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One-On-One Instruction for all Knit/Crochet Levels. Affordable knit and crochet classes for individuals or groups. Instruction at Itza Knitterie or elsewhere, weekdays or Saturdays by appointment. Free consultation. Learn to knit or crochet or work on any new or unfinished project.

For more info, contact: Evelyn Van Orden
online: click PREREGISTER below
email: evelyn@evelynarts.com (preferred)
phone: 818-237-8482




BEADS!
Instructor:
Evelyn Van Orden
Sessions: 1
Cost: $25.00
Saturday
Coming soon!
10:00-11:30am

Experience: Adv Beginner Learn More
Location: Itza Knitterie
818-507-1813

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Learn to knit or crochet with beads by making a beautiful bracelet, necklace, earrings, purse, scarf or shawl. Learn to add beads to existing projects. Different projects are available for advanced beginner, intermediate, and advanced level knitters and crocheters.

Prerequisite: Knitters must know cast on, k, p, kfb, k2tog, bind off and reading simple patterns. Crocheters must know ch, sc, slip st and reading simple
patterns.

Supplies: Purchase supplies during class for approximately $15-$25. Evelyn will help you choose a project according to your skill level and taste. Various kits, patterns, yarn, and beads will be available for purchase. Other supplies such as beading needles and findings will be provided as part of the class fee.

Pictured: Evelyn's award winning Knit Beaded Jewelry. Click on picture to enlarge. Click
here to see more photos.

Reservation required. Space is limited.


Topdown Tops
Instructor:
Evelyn Van Orden
Sessions: 2
Cost: $50/2 sessions; $85/4
Thursday
July 12 & 19
7:00-9:00pm

Experience: Adv Beginner Learn More
Location: Needle in a Haystack
818-248-7686

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Refresh your Summer wardrobe by knitting a topdown tank, tee, or cardigan from our new collection of c2knits patterns. A trunk show of samples was on display at the shop March 7-14.

Choose from a wide variety of patterns, all of which are simple to knit and easy to wear.

The topdown seamless construction of these designs means that there is minimal finishing (no seams)!

Prerequisite: Knitters must know cast on, k, p, inc, dec, bind off and reading patterns.

Supplies: Purchase supplies before or during class. Our expert staff will help you choose a project according to your skill level and taste.

Pictured: c2knits topdown seamless stockinette
sleeveless tank worked in the round on circular needles. Features seed stitch and reverse stockinette stitch detailing at neck and hem, and reverse stockinette stitch added to armholes.


Reservation required. Space is limited.
Visit the shop to see these and many other c2knits patterns.


Sweater Workshop
Instructor:
Evelyn Van Orden
Sessions: 1
Cost: $50.00
Tuesday
March 22 & 29
7:00-9:00pm

Experience: Adv Beginner Learn More
Location: Needle in a Haystack
818-248-7686

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Prerequisite: Advanced Beginner Knitting or equivalent.

Are you ready to knit or crochet your first sweater? Or do you want to refresh your skills and learn some new finishing techniques? This class is designed for you.

Learn how to read a sweater pattern, knit the pieces, and learn professional methods for assembling and finishing.

If you have a sweater already started and need help completing it, this class is for you!

Bring all those UFO's (UnFinished Objects) and finally finish them!

Supplies: Bring a sweater project or let Evelyn help you choose a pattern and supplies in class.


UFO Workshop
Instructor:
Evelyn Van Orden
Sessions: 1
Cost: $25.00
Saturday
Coming soon!
10:00-11:30am

Experience: All Levels Learn More
Location: Itza Knitterie
818-507-1813

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Work on those pesky knit or crochet UnFinished Objects.

Finish projects you started in knit and crochet classes. Or clean out your closets of projects you started long ago.

Stuck on finishing?
Let Evelyn help you get unstuck!
Evelyn is an expert on finishing. She can show you tips and tricks you won't find in any books or magazines.

Reservation required. Space is limited.


TOYS!
Instructor:
Evelyn Van Orden
Sessions: 1
Cost: $25.00
Saturday
July 13
10:00-11:30am

Experience: All Levels Learn More
Location: Itza Knitterie
818-507-1813

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Finish the toys you started last month or...Knit or crochet adorable toys the easy way! Work from one of our great books, including the newly published Crochet a Zoo by local author (and new mom) Megan Kreiner.

Megan will be on hand to sign books and help you crochet her irresistible toys!

Or bring your choice of toy pattern (including Amigurumi) and Evelyn will help you.

If you’re not sure what to make, Evelyn will help you find just the right pattern.


Reservation required. Space is limited.

Visit the shop to see the fabulous Trunk Show of Megan's toys and purchase an autographed copy of
Crochet a Zoo!


Kids Camp!
Instructor:
Evelyn Van Orden
Sessions: 1
Cost: $50.00
Saturday
July 6 & 20
10:00-11:00am

Experience: Novice Learn More
Location: Itza Knitterie
818-507-1813

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Kids ages 7+ learn the basics of knitting or crochet while making a project of your choice. Choose from many simple patterns including bracelet, necklace, purse, hat, scarf, pillow, bowl, etc.

Different age-appropriate projects are available for girls and boys. Evelyn will help you choose a project that motivates you.

Embellish your projects with beads and buttons for even more fun!

Supplies: Purchase supplies during class. Beads and buttons will be provided.

Reservation required. Space is limited.


Knit U: Crochet
Instructor:
Evelyn Van Orden
Sessions: 1
Cost: $25.00
Saturday
Coming soon!
11:30am-1:00pm

Experience: All Levels Learn More
Location: Itza Knitterie
818-507-1813

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Knitting University: Monthly workshop for knitters to take their skills to the next level. There is a different theme each month, but you are free to work on any technique or project.

This Month's Theme:
Crochet for Knitters

A crochet hook is a knitter's best friend!

Learn quick yet elegant ways to start your knitting with a crochet cast on and finish your knitting with simple crochet stitches such as chain (ch) and single crochet (sc). Learn to add simple borders with combinations of sc and ch, and also reverse single crochet.

Already a crocheter?
Learn to add complex borders such as shells, mesh, or more complex lace. Learn provisional cast-on with a crochet hook. Learn to join pieces with crochet instead of sewing seams.

Supplies: Worsted weight yarn in 2 colors, a 4" x 4" (or larger) swatch knitted with a 3rd color of worsted weight yarn in stockinette stitch, crochet hook size US G or H, yarn needle for weaving tails.

Reservation required. Space is limited.


Knit U: Lace
Instructor:
Evelyn Van Orden
Sessions: 1
Cost: $25.00
Saturday
Coming soon!
10:00-11:30am

Experience: All Levels Learn More
Location: Itza Knitterie
818-507-1813

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Knitting University: Monthly workshop for knitters to take their skills to the next level. There is a different theme each month, but you are free to work on any technique or project you wish.

This Month's Theme:
Lace
Lace is elegant to wear and easier to knit than it looks!

Learn to knit lace, read lace patterns & charts, and fix mistakes.

Already a lace knitter?
Expand your lace knitting skills by learning to design your own lace patterns. Choose a project that challenges you to take your skills to the next level.

Not ready for lace right now?
Pick any new technique you wish to learn and Evelyn will help you master it!

Supplies: Purchase supplies in class, or bring a project you've been wishing to start or finish.

Pictured: Evelyn's Knit My First Lace Shawl pattern.
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Reservation required. Space is limited.



Knit with Color: Intarsia
Instructor:
Evelyn Van Orden
Sessions: 1
Cost: $25.00
Saturday
Coming soon!
10:00-11:30am

Experience: All Levels Learn More
Location: Itza Knitterie
818-507-1813

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Learn to knit with color, read color patterns & charts,
and fix mistakes. Or expand your color knitting skills by learning to design your own color patterns with charts.

Learn Intarsia, Fair Isle, or both. Sign up for one or both sessions.

Intarsia is the technique for adding colorful pictures, shapes, and themes to your knitting.

Fair Isle is the technique that uses only 2 colors per row and produces small, geometric patterns.

Reservation required. Space is limited.


Knit with Color: Fair Isle
Instructor:
Evelyn Van Orden
Sessions: 1
Cost: $25.00
Saturday
Coming soon!
10:00-11:30am

Experience: All Levels Learn More
Location: Itza Knitterie
818-507-1813

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Learn to knit with color, read color patterns & charts, and fix mistakes. Or expand your color knitting skills by learning to design your own color patterns with charts.

Learn Intarsia, Fair Isle, or both. Sign up for one or both sessions.

Intarsia is the technique for adding colorful pictures, shapes, and themes to your knitting.

Fair Isle is the technique that uses only 2 colors per row and produces small, geometric patterns.

Reservation required. Space is limited.


SOCKS!
Instructor:
Evelyn Van Orden
Sessions: 1
Cost: $50.00
Thursday
Email evelyn@evelynArts.com to request this class!
7:00-9:00pm

Experience: Adv Beginner Learn More
Location: Needle in a Haystack
818-248-7686

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Learn to knit seamless cuff-down socks on 4 double-pointed needles by knitting child-sized socks with worsted weight yarn. If you don't have a child to knit for, you can donate them to one of the many charities supported by the Jewel City Knitters Guild.

Work from one of Evelyn's easy patterns:
   
Learn to Knit SOCKS!
    Ladies' Short Socks

Already a sock knitter???
Come and work on any sock project and get expert help.

Reservation required. Space is limited.
Visit the shop to see Evelyn's samples.

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