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Knit classes continue at CFAC

 


The knit students at the Community Fine Arts Center are living up to the saying “The more you learn, the more you want to learn.”

An ongoing weekly knitting class is available for beginners and experienced knitters on Thursday afternoons. Everyone is welcome, call or stop by the CFAC for times and information. Individual instruction times are available for beginners. These classes are free of charge, but participants provide their own materials.

The current major project of the Thursday afternoon knitting class taught by Debora Soule is a 20-block Sampler Afghan. Each square is a different stitch pattern incorporating different techniques.

“Once a knitter makes all the patterns in the squares, they are definitely considered an advanced knitter,” Soule said.   

Along with the afghan, students can also take time to make one of several mitered squares items - a purse, scarf, shawl or vest. This technique allows one to build on each square, no seaming is necessary, and the end result can be striking when using self-striping yarns or two different types of yarns.

Soule wants to continue promoting some charity knitting in the classes. This year’s Wyoming Special Olympics Scarf Project colors are mint green and white. Started several years ago through a national campaign with a major yarn company, the handmade scarves are given to participants of each state’s Special Olympics winter games. The Wyoming SO office will need the scarves by early January and they can be knitted or crocheted.

Also, open to all yarn enthusiasts, a Knit-In and Yarn Swap will be Sept. 20, from 1-4 p.m., in the Ferrero Room at Rock Springs Library.

Everyone is welcome to participate and the CFAC staff ask for interested individuals to preregister for planning table arrangements.

“Many knitters and crocheters collect yarns, sometimes for a project, sometimes because they fall in love with the color or texture,” Soule said. “Later we look back, and we either have fallen out of love or have other projects that are more important now. This yarn swap is going to allow some yarns to have a fresh start.”

The CFAC, a department of the Sweetwater County Library System, is dedicated to providing a variety of classes in different arts and crafts. Most classes are open to students with little or no experience, have little or no class fees, and usually all the tools are available for students to use during class.

Visit the CFAC to check out examples of our upcoming classes and sign up for a class or two. Or browse our collection of how-to books and videos and get inspired by the art on display.

Residents can also keep up with the classes and current exhibits on the website http://www.cfac4art.com or friend us on Facebook to see great photos of upcoming events.

 

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