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Lucy Neatby is coming to River City Yarns!

Lucy Neatby, one of the best knitting instructors in the world (and a Canadian) is coming to River City Yarns in July. We've hosted Lucy before and we've also travelled to take classes with her. She's worth it! Clear your calendars and register now, because we've got seven workshops coming up and two of them are brand new! You can register online (recommended) or you can call and register over the phone. Register now to get an early bird discount!

Short rows are beautiful!

Short rows are beautiful!

The shorter (3 hour) classes will take place at River City Yarns and the longer, full day (6 hour) workshops will be at the nearby Hilton Doubletree Conference centre. At the Conference centre, you'll be treated to a great facility: a fully equipped conference room with comfy chairs, plenty of whiteboards and room to move around, as well as breakfast, lunch, all day snacks and beverages (included in the registration fee). Here's the line up of workshops, just click on the links for details:

  • Thursday, July 4 (5:00 - 8:00 pm): in this brand new Made to Measure Hat workshop you will learn techniques, how to knit a custom-fit hat and receive an exclusive new pattern by Lucy for RCY. Workshop location: River City Yarns.

  • Friday, July 5 (10:00 am - 5:00 pm): The Allure of Lace workshop will give you the motivation and confidence to tackle any lace project. Safety lines and repair techniques are part of the learning! Workshop Location: Hilton Doubletree.

  • Saturday, July 6 (10:00 am - 5:00 pm): Sock knitters! You need to take the Cool Socks workshop with Lucy. From great cast-ons to the perfect heel to grafting without cursing. And more. Workshop Location: Hilton Doubletree.

  • Sunday, July 7 (10:00 am - 5:00 pm): Double Knitting is magic! Knit in the round on straight needles; knit a tube within a tube; create a positive/negative, completely reversible design. Learn from the master. Workshop Location: Hilton Doubletree.

  • Monday, July 8 (10:00 am - 5:00 pm): Short Row Wizardry is an essential workshop for all. You'll learn how to work short rows and understand when and why you need them. And Lucy will show you how to have fun with them as well! Workshop Location: Hilton Doubletree.

  • Tuesday, July 9 (1:00 pm - 4:00 pm): Top Down Hat Fun is just that! This brand new workshop will help you learn to knit a hat from the top down and always have a hat that fits. You'll also learn how to make the most of your variegated yarns and receive an exclusive top down hat pattern as well! Workshop location: River City Yarns.

  • Tuesday, July 9 (5:00 - 8:00 pm): the Bubbles Scarf DK Techniques will introduce you to the world of reversible (positive/negative) pattern knitting (aka "double knitting") while working on a sample inspired by Lucy's Bubble Scarf (e-pattern included). Workshop location: River City Yarns.