Madame Defarge University for Knitters

Designed by Ann Myhre
A vintage 1970s Dapper Dan doll

When Fresh City Life talked to our expert fibers teacher, Ann Myhre, (Knitty Cat) about a knitting workshop that would incorporate multiple knitting and finishing techniques, she dreamt up this sweet little bag that allows knitters to rack up a lot of new skills in a compact project.

Finish this great purse in our June workshop and you'll move to the head of the class at Madame Defarge's Knitting Salon. Rarely does a knitting pattern offer up this many chances to practice new techniques, and with our dedicated knitting teachers for your tutors, you'll be graduating from intermediate to advanced knitter this summer. Grow your knitting skills for better fall crafting!

In the Clutch: Zippered Handbag Workshop

We resisted the urge to call this class the Dapper Dan workshop after the 1970s plush doll that kids used to learn how to dress themselves. You’ll be knitting a clutch purse that will help you explore techniques that will multiply your fibers skills immensely. In this charming bag pattern (created for us by Ann), you’ll discover opportunities to put in a pocket, add buttonholes, create slip stitch colorwork, install a zipper by hand and add a flourish with crochet edgings. Complete this four-week workshop, and you’ll feel like a big kid in the world of technical knitting. All materials included ($25 materials fee). You’ll also need size 7 knitting needles, which you may bring from home or purchase on the first night of class. To register for this unique workshop, go to denverlibrary.org/fresh or call 720.865.1206.

Mondays, June 3, 10, 17 and 24, 5:30-7:30p, Fresh City Lounge. Register

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