Block Party 6

January 7, 2016 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Join Mary Beth the first Thursday of every month from 10-12. $225 plus materials.
Early bird discount: $210 if you register and pay by December 1st.

Block Party is a special series of Compatto blanket classes which run from January to October. Each month, the class meets at the beginning of the month to learn how to knit or crochet a blanket square designed especially for Compatto Block Party. Over the course of nine months,
knitters and crocheters are given the opportunity to grow their needlework and pattern-reading skills in small, manageable blocks of work. The tenth month is a lesson on finishing and a celebration of the newly made blanket! There are six different classes to choose from, with each one offering a different skill level or technical emphasis. Block Party is a monthly learning adventure as well as a social gathering. Our customers tell us that they come as much for the company as for the instruction!

Block Party 6 is a reversible design. The “wrong” side of each block is either identical or has an equally attractive pattern. The designs are all charted, so students should have a familiarity with charts or a willingness to learn. At the end, you’ll learn a seaming technique that is invisible from both sides. This is an ideal choice to extend to a 12-square blanket, since three of the blocks can be reversed to completely different designs! For this class, you will need approximately 1800-2100 yards of the yarns of your choice (2400-2800 yds for a 12-block), purchased from Compatto, and needles of the appropriate size.


Advance preparation may be required depending on the class topic.  Details will be provided one week in advance or upon sign-up. Each weekly class session includes two hours of hands-on instruction, and extra help outside of class if needed and our time allows (it almost always does!). Yarn for classes must come from Compatto Yarn Salon, and we are always happy to help you choose the best yarn for your class or project.  If you have questions about this or any other class, please give us a call at 310-453-2130.