March is National Craft Month.  And Joann Fabrics is celebrating all month long.

As I wrote recently, I’m now a knitting and quilting instructor at my local Joann Fabrics and Crafts store.  It’s fun meeting and teaching other crafters.  And of course making the items for the classes is fun. 

JoAnn Fabrics and Crafts Store Sign

I wanted to make some of the projects, both to show some of the prospective students and have a better idea of what they need to learn in class to complete the project successfully. 

And knitting along to show the next step is also fun, and helpful for the students.

The scarf I just finished is for the current 102 class, and is made of Red Heart Super Saver Yarn.

It’s an interesting scarf.

What Does the Warm and Simple Scarf for Joann Fabrics and Crafts Knitting Class Look Like?

At first glance the directions were unusual.  The class teaches yarn overs and changing colors.  And more, it also highlights a current fashion trend.

The drop stitch technique seems to be popular this spring.  Two knitting magazines feature patterns with it.  One of the magazines is Interweave Knits Spring 2012.

In the magazines though the patterns are more complex.  This scarf is made for beginners, or could be for more advanced knitters too.

In my class last week, I had one student. And she did GREAT!  This was her second lesson, and she had all the techniques down easily by the end of class. 

Are you looking for a knitting instructor or for knitting help?

There is nothing like the “hands on” of one knitter teaching another.  Sometimes you may want to look for other options, however.

Maybe your time is scarce, and classes are scheduled at times conflicting with your schedule.

Or maybe you live in a rural area, or an area where there don’t seem to be any knitting teachers.

Well, now thanks to the Internet there’s an easy solution.

I’m starting a Gold Membership on The Knitting Yarn with webinars to answer your questions. To get all the announcements about the new membership, you’ll want to become a Bronze member if you’re not already. Just click here now for your free Bronze membership!

To your healthy and happy knitting & caregiving,

Dr. InaThe Knitting Dr Logo
Ina Gilmore, M.D. (Retired)
“The Knitting Dr.”

Founder, and
Ambassador of Elder Care at





Google+ Comments