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Fall Classes at Chicks With Sticks

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Fall classes and events:

Are you a knitting newbie? Join us for a one-night class on Monday, Oct. 24 that will get you going on your first shawl!  Torrent is a straight-forward asymmetrical triangle shawl that will knit up quickly with one skein of DK weight yarn. Find out more and sign up at this link.
Torrent shawl

Needle tatting is easy and fun!  Drop in on Saturday, Oct. 22 between noon and 2 p.m. for a free demo to see how this one-stitch technique can be used to create embellishments for your projects, make jewelry, and create motifs. More info is here.
Example of needle tatting

The next Beginning Knitting classes start Wednesday, November 2.  You can sign up for one or take the series of three classes (Beginning Knitting 1, 2, and 3).  Check our class list here or calendar here.
Picture of yarns and needles

Join us on three Monday evenings, Nov. 7, 14, and 28, for Western Rose. In this pattern by Thea Coleman beautiful flowers stand out against the stockinette body. This sweater is knit from the bottom up. Sleeves are joined at yoke and then both raglan shaping and short rows are added before working the final collar.  The mosaic technique makes colorwork a breeze! You can get more info and sign up here.
Western Rose Sweater

Coming December 3: Tunisian Crochet for Absolute BeginnersJoin guest instructor Toni Lipsey on Saturday, Dec. 3 from 10am-noon for a beginner-level introduction to Tunisian crochet.  Discover the excitement of this addictive technique and walk out of class with your first completed project - the Geo Potholder, an exclusive pattern from Toni's book The Tunisian Crochet Handbook.  Space is limited so sign up soon here or by calling the shop!
Geo potholder   Tunsian Crochet

Toni will also be in the shop after class to visit and sign her books!

Does a project have you down?  Thursday night drop-in help sessions may be just what you need for those times you need a couple hours of assistance (or just moral support) on a project.  Sessions run from 6-8pm Thursday nights.  Be sure to check our 
online calendarDue to scheduling conflicts, there will be no sessions on October 27 or November 3.

Thank you for making us your Local Yarn Shop!

The Chicks With Sticks crew,

Amy, Michelle, Ann, Darlene K., Darlene C., Orell, and Jane
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We are open at 5401-3 Portage Road in beautiful Portage, MI
Monday - Friday 11am-6pm and Saturday 10am-4pm

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