Jun
24
Jul 1

Crochet Farmer's Market Tote 06/24 and 07/1 2017

Farmer’s Market Tote

Saturdays: June 24 and July 1, 2017

Noon – 3pm at INUA Wool Shoppe

Cost: $40 plus materials (purchased at INUA)

Instructor: Donna Twogood

 

 

This class is for the adventurous beginner. Having some basic crochet skills down is encouraged. Please know how to chain and single crochet. This class will teach half double crochet, double crochet, & treble crochet stitches.

Class 1 please bring:

·      2 colors of DK yarn. (I used Cascade Yarns Ultra Pima, but feel free to use something comparable.)

·      5.00 mm (H) crochet hook

·      An open stitch marker

Class 2 please bring:

·      Your project

·      Yarn

·      Crochet hook

·      Open stitch marker

No need to be an expert in crochet. Feel free to ask questions.

To register for the class, stop by INUA or call (907) 479-5830. ALL CLASSES MUST BE PAID IN FULL AT THE TIME OF REGISTRATION. CLASS FEES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE.  Instructor will be available before class to help with purchase of yarn and other materials for class. INUA staff is always happy to help.

Jul
16
Jul 23

Crochet 101 - 07/16, 07/23/2017

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This class is for beginners with little or no crochet experience.  Come learn about the different types of yarn, hooks and the anatomy of a stitch.  You will learn how to chain, single crochet, double crochet, increase and to read a simple pattern.  And at the end of Crochet 101 you will take home a hat!

For more information click the class title above.

Aug
20
1:00 pm13:00

Basketweave Class - 8/20/2017

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NOTE: This class was originally scheduled for February 22nd. 

Front and Back Post Stitches.  How do they do that???

Come learn the ins and outs of this crochet technique and open the door to another world of crochet.  This hat is a great introduction to the basics of post stitches.  As this hat is worked from the top down, hat size is easily varied by adding or subtracting rounds.  You will take home the beginnings of a hat.

For more information click the class title above.


Jun
6
Jun 20

Knitting 101 - 6/06, 6/13, 6/20, 2017

 Basic Knitting 101

Tuesdays: June 6, 13, and 20, 2017

6:00-9:00 pm at INUA Wool Shoppe

Cost is $60 plus materials (purchased at Inua)

Limited to 6 students, minimum 2

 

Have you been admiring knitted items in stores or catalogues?

Have you always wanted to learn to make them?

Do you want to be warmer this winter? 

Here’s your chance!

This class is for beginners with little or no experience. You will learn about different types and weights of yarn, different types of needles, how to: cast on, knit, purl, knit in the round, decrease, and fix mistakes! You will also learn to follow a simple pattern and make a hat!

Skills Needed:

  1. Absolutely no knitting knowledge required! Be ready to learn.
  2. Be able to read English and perform relatively fine motor skills with your hands.

Materials Needed:

You will choose and purchase from Inua during class 1:

  1. Bulky weight yarn
  2. Needles - circular v. double pointed needles; wood v. metal
  3. Miscellaneous gadgets/bags (if desired)

Things to bring from home:

  1. Reading glasses (if needed)
  2. A notebook (optional)
  3. Any knitting equipment you already own and are curious about
  4. Questions

To register for a class, stop by the shop or call (907) 479-5830. ALL CLASSES MUST BE PAID IN FULL AT THE TIME OF REGISTRATION. CLASS FEES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE. Teachers will be available before class to help with purchase of yarn and other materials for the class and INUA staff are always happy to help.

 

May
31
Jun 12

Neckdown Pullover Sweater Class - 05/31, 06/12, & TBA 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

Neckdown Sweaters are fun and relatively easy to make. Learn how to construct a basic sweater and avoid unnecessary seaming as well!  The class will use Knitting Pure & Simple's "Neckdown Pullover for Women" #9742 (Any Knitting Pure & Simple Neckdown Pattern may be used with instructor approval.)

For more information click the class title above.

Apr
15
Apr 29

Beginning Socks - 4/15, 4/22, 4/29/2017

  • INUA Wool Shoppe

This class is designed to be an introduction to the wonderfully obsessive world of sock knitting. Truly, once you wear your first pair of hand-knit socks, you will be forever addicted! You will use worsted weight yarn to make a classic top-down sock

For more information click the class title above.

Mar
18
Apr 1

Felted Clogs March 18, 25, April 1, 2017

Felted Clogs

Saturdays: March 18, 25, and April 1

 3pm – 6pm

Class Cost $60

In this class, we will be knitting a pair of super-warm, comfy, and durable felted clogs!

Skills Needed:

  • You must be able to knit and purl
  • It is helpful if you have already knit something in the round, but not mandatory

Materials Needed:

  • 500-720 yards worsted weight (it is held double) or half that yardage in a bulky weight yarn that IS NOT SUPERWASH. For a 2 color clog, like the sample, you would need 2 skeins of sole/cuff color and 1 skein of the main foot color.
  • Size 13 needles. The pattern calls for 24” and 16”. You could also use one 32”-40” and magic loop.
  • Fiber Trends Felt Clogs pattern available at the counter for $6
  • Darning needle
  • Stitch marker
  • Needle felting tool (optional) for finish work and/or embellishment        

The sample clog was knit in Lamb’s Pride Bulky (2 skeins of the grey and 1 skein of the red for a pair in the smallest size)

If you have any questions about the class, you can find me on Ravelry (my username is “snowmagnolia”) www.ravelry.com or you can send me an email at monica.b.found@gmail.com.

To register for a class stop by the shop or call (907) 479-5830. ALL CLASSES MUST BE PAID IN FULL AT THE TIME OF REGISTRATION. CLASS FEES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE. Teachers will be available before class to help with purchase of yarn and other materials for the class and INUA staff are always happy to help.

Feb
21
Mar 7

Snowflake (2 Color) Mittens - 02/21, 02/28, 03/7, 2017

  • INUA Wool Shoppe

You will learn how to knit with two colors and follow a color chart to create a beautiful and warm pair of mittens! This class is for knitters who know how to cast on, join, knit and purl in the round, increase and decrease. Note - there is HOMEWORK for the first class.

For more information click the class title above.

Feb
18
11:00 am11:00

Entrelac Technique & Scarf - 02/18

  • INUA Wool Shoppe

What is Entrelac?  According to Wikipedia…

Entrelac is a knitting technique used to create a textured diamond pattern. While the end result resembles basket-woven strips of knitted fabric, the actual material comprises interconnected squares on two different orientations.”

In this class you will learn the technique of Entrelac by knitting a beautiful and WARM Entrelac Scarf out of the wonderful color changing Noro Yarn. Entrelac can be used to knit almost anything including hats, mittens, scarves, bags, blankets and even socks!

For more information click the class title above.

Feb
12
Feb 26

Intro Cables - “Habitat” Hat - 2/12, 2/19, 2/26

  • INUA Wool Shoppe

Learn how to cable and read cable charts by knitting the Habitat Hat by Jared Flood.  This class is for knitters who know how to cast on, knit and purl in the round, and decrease. You will learn how to use cables to create a beautiful hat! Using worsted weight yarn, you’ll be done in no time! 

For more information click the class title above.

Jan
10
Jan 24

Knit a Stranded (2-color) Hat - 1/10, 1/17, 1/24

  • INUA Wool Shoppe

You know the basics of knitting, but are you getting tired of solids and stripes? 

Are you starting to covet knitted items with Fair Isle or Norwegian color patterns?

Here’s your chance! 

This class is for knitters who know how to cast on, knit and purl in the round, and decrease. You will learn how to do a two color cast on, purl a two color braid, and follow a color chart to create a beautiful hat in two colors!

For more information click the class title above.

Nov
26
Dec 10

Double-Knit Mittens - 11/26, 12/03, & 12/10

  • INUA Wool Shoppe

What is better than a soft, warm layer of wool against your hands during the frigid Fairbanks winters? How about TWO layers of soft, warm wool!

During this class you will knit a pair of Reversible double-thick mittens that are worked in double-knitting pattern, an ingenious stitch that forms two layers of knitting on the same needle.

For more information click the class title above.

Nov
5
3:00 pm15:00

2-at-a-Time Socks (Cuff Down) Technique - 11/05

  • INUA Wool Shoppe

So, you’ve knit a sock or two, maybe even a pair of mittens, or a sleeve for a sweater. And the entire time, you thought… “what if I could work both socks/sleeves/mittens at the same time? Wouldn’t that be so much faster?” 

Well, it probably isn’t any faster (after all, you are still knitting the same amount), but sometimes it’s easier. There may be less measuring to do, less mistakes being made because the second one doesn’t exactly match the first, etc. It’s a good technique to have in your knitting bag, and this class will teach you how to cast on two at a time and get knitting.  

For more information click the class title above.

Oct
23
Oct 30

Granny Square Class - 10/23 & 10/30

Granny squares are square motifs crocheted in rounds working from the center outwards.  The traditional one is a double-crocheted square made with a series of chains and double-crocheted blocks.  Although particular color and pattern schemes for granny squares change with time, this class of motif is a staple among crocheters.  Multicolor granny squares are an effective way to use up small amounts of yarn left over from other projects and basic granny square motifs do not require advanced skills to execute.

For more information click the class title above.

Oct
22
Nov 19

Neck Down Sweater Weekend Classes 10/22, 11/05, & 11/19

Neckdown Sweaters are fun and relatively easy to make. Learn how to construct a basic sweater and avoid unnecessary seaming as well!  The class will use Knitting Pure & Simple's "Neckdown Pullover for Women" #9742 (Any Knitting Pure & Simple Neckdown Pattern may be used with instructor approval).

For more information click the class title above.

Oct
22
Nov 19

Beginning Simple Shawl- 10/22, 11/05, & 11/19

This 2-part class will teach the basics of interpreting and trusting a written pattern and shaping a knitted wearable. It is appropriate for any level knitter but is easy enough for someone hoping to advance beyond dishcloths. It is forgiving and, best of all, it results in a shawl that may become your best friend. It is meant to be worn; keep that in mind when making fiber choices.

For more information click on the class title above.

May
6
5:00 pm17:00

First Friday!

We invite you to show your finished fiber arts projects or fiber art related projects at Inua’s first ever First Friday, May 6, 2016. We know it’s last minute and are expecting projects to be lightly worn but clean and de-pilled. Leah is offering discount on a skein of yarn if your work is displayed! For more information, please email inuawool@gmail.com with “First Friday info request” ASAP. 

Mar
20
1:00 pm13:00

Marie's Chapeau Crochet Hat Class - 03/20

  • INUA Wool Shoppe

This class is for crocheters that have basic crochet knowledge.  Come learn how to make the star stitch.  At the end of class you will be well on your way to making a hat!

For more information click the class title above.

Feb
7
12:00 pm12:00

Superbowl Sale!

Join us on Super Bowl Sunday for Super Snacks, SUPER SAVINGS, and Super Company. This party has everything but the Super Bowl!

A whole year's worth of end of dye lots will be on sale for 50% off. A special tub of $5 skeins will go fast!

Bring your knitting and join us!

 

 

Jan
12
Feb 2

2-Color Cabled Hat - 4/19, 4/26 and 5/3

  • INUA Wool Shoppe

 This class is for experienced knitters who know how to knit stranded and knit cables (along with casting on, knitting and purling in the round, and decreasing). You will learn how to do corregated ribbing, and the skills you need to knit the Habitat Hat by Jared Flood in two colors! (Unless you’re SUPER fast, you won’t finish the hat in one night, but you will learn how to make two color cables!)

For more information click the class title above.

Dec
24
11:00 am11:00

Annual Christmas Eve Sale at INUA WOOL SHOPPE!

We'll be open 11 am to 4 pm Thursday, December 24th for our annual INUA Christmas Eve Super Sale! EVERYTHING in the store will be 20% off!!!!* This includes all yarn, needles, books, patterns and notions... But we don’t stop there! Select items around the shop will be marked down EVEN more!

*Sale excludes gift certificates and items already discounted

Dec
12
11:00 am11:00

Entrelac Technique & Scarf - 12/12

  • INUA Wool Shoppe

What is Entrelac?  According to Wikipedia…

Entrelac is a knitting technique used to create a textured diamond pattern. While the end result resembles basket-woven strips of knitted fabric, the actual material comprises interconnected squares on two different orientations.”

In this class you will learn the technique of Entrelac by knitting a beautiful and WARM Entrelac Scarf out of the wonderful color changing Noro Yarn. Entrelac can be used to knit almost anything including hats, mittens, scarves, bags, blankets and even socks!

For more information click the class title above.

 

Nov
15
1:00 pm13:00

Crocheted Flowers - 11/15

  • INUA Wool Shoppe

This class is for crocheters that have basic crochet knowledge.  Come learn how to make a variety of flowers!  These flowers can be turned into pins or barrettes, added as embellishments and more!  At the end of class you will have started your garden!

For more information click on the class title above.

Oct
25
1:00 pm13:00

Crochet Refresher - 10/25

  • INUA Wool Shoppe

Did your grandmother or mother teach you how to crochet as a child?  Want to crochet again but feel your crochet skills are rusty?  This class is for crocheters whom learned how to crochet in the past and need a skills refresher class.  We will review the basic stitches, how to read a pattern and how to read a stitch diagram.  

For more information click the class title above.

 

Oct
17
3:00 pm15:00

2-at-a-Time Socks (Toe Up) Technique - 10/17

  • INUA Wool Shoppe

So, you’ve knit a sock or two, maybe even a pair of mittens, or a sleeve for a sweater. And the entire time, you thought… “what if I could work both socks/sleeves/mittens at the same time? Wouldn’t that be so much faster?” 

Well, it probably isn’t any faster (after all, you are still knitting the same amount), but sometimes it’s easier. There may be less measuring to do, less mistakes being made because the second one doesn’t exactly match the first, etc. It’s a good technique to have in your knitting bag, and this class will teach you how to cast on two at a time and get knitting. 

For more information click the class title above.

Aug
1
Aug 2

Winter is coming… (Time for a SALE!)

  • INUA Wool Shoppe

Winter is coming… (Time for a SALE!)

Living in the interior of Alaska, one thing is inevitable… Winter. Soon the warm summer mornings will be turning into crisp fall afternoons then frigid winter nights. What warms a knitter’s heart more than a pillowy soft skein of wool? A pillowy soft skein of wool ON SALE!

So to show my unending love for my loyal customers and friends, this SATURDAY, August 1st from 11am to 6pm & SUNDAY from noon to 5pm INUA Wool Shoppe will be having our SUNNY SUMMER SUPER SAVINGS SALE. To make room for all the many different yarn arriving for the fall fiber season, there are some brands, dye-lots and colors as much as 30% off that just MUST GO!

For the ENTIRE month of August, for every purchase of a $100, your name will be entered into a drawing to win a skein of Windy Valley 100% Qiviut yarn in your choice of color. This is the perfect time to feed your stash, stock up for the winter, and get crackin’ on your Christmas knitting.

Also, keep your eyes peeled for the fall classes updated regularly. It’s sure to be a busy time at INUA with classes of different skill levels offered throughout the fall and winter. Check the website often for the most up to date class offerings!

If you haven’t been in the shop lately, you’ll be pleasantly surprised by the new additions and old favorites that garnish our shelves. So blow the dust off those needles and hooks, head on into INUA to sit and knit a spell…

See you soon, Raccoon!

Hugs,

Leah

May
10
12:00 pm12:00

INUA will be Closed 05/10/15

Happy Mother's Day, UAF Graduation, and Summer! INUA Wool Shoppe will be closed tomorrow (Sunday May 10th). The store will reopen Monday at 11am. 

-INUA Wool Shoppe

Mar
22
12:30 pm12:30

Granny Square Hat - 03/22

  • INUA Wool Shoppe

Granny squares are usually square motifs crocheted in rounds working from the center outwards.  The traditional one is a double-crocheted square made with a series of chains and double-crocheted blocks.  Although particular color and pattern schemes for granny squares change with time, this class of motif is a staple among crocheters.  Multicolor granny squares are an effective way to use up small amounts of yarn left over from other projects and basic granny square motifs do not require advanced skills to execute.

In this class you will learn how to make a Slouchy Granny Square Hat. 

For more information click the class title above.

Feb
1
12:00 pm12:00

SUPER BOWL SUNDAY SALE!

  • INUA Wool Shoppe

Hello Fiber Enthusiasts! 

Whether you’re a Patriots or a Seahawks fan, or just a yarn fan, come by INUA Wool Shoppe THIS SUNDAY, February 1st from 12pm (noon) to 5pm for our annual SUPER BOWL SUNDAY SUPER SALE!

There will be FANTASTIC deals on end-of-dye-lots, discontinued yarns, and select patterns!

We’ll keep you fortified with snacks and drinks while you take advantage of these amazing deals. This is a party you don’t want to miss. Come in wearing an item of clothing or an accessory that you knitted or crocheted and be entered to win a $25 gift certificate!

Have a SUPER weekend & we’ll see you at the shoppe!