4th Annual Knitting At Potawatomi Retreat!

Potwawatomi Inn, October 28th, 29th, & 30th
Angola, Indiana (hour and a half south from Lansing)
Cost – $305
This includes virtually everything for the weekend!
Lodging – two women to a room, with two queen beds
Meals – from dinner on Friday to brunch on Sunday (and a snack bar on Saturday!)
Math for Hats – your course fee and cost of the booklet is included!
Tot Toppers Trunk Show! – Kate will be bringing a variety of her patterns and samples for us to drool over (but not on, please)
Payment –
Deposit* – $100 with sign-up to hold spot
2nd Payment – $100 by Friday, September 2nd
Remainder – $105 by Friday, October 14th
*Deposit is non-refundable after September 2nd, unless a replacement is found

Math for Hats taught by Kate Oates
This course is intended to help knitters at all levels adjust and add sizes to an existing pattern, or to start from scratch to design their own hat. We begin by learning how to swatch in the round. We will discuss gauge, different levels of ease including when negative/positive ease are appropriate with a variety of stitch patterns, and how to use available standard sizing and even estimate yardage. We will look at all basic hat shapes including beanies and berets, and also discuss some accessories like earflaps and embellishments. Finally, we will look at the various construction methods and how they suit for the hat inside your head!
Skills required:
-cast on
-knitting in the round
-basic increasing & decreasing
-the course is perfectly suitable for beginning knitters!
After the class, we’ll use our new skills to knit chemo caps for donation to the local cancer unit at Sparrow Hospital in Lansing. And of course, there will be yarn, and food, and chatter, and the mobile
yarn garden and all the other things you’ve come to expect from our weekend away!

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