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The Yarnover 2020

Welcome to McNeedles Yarnover, the premiere event of the year.

Our event begins Thursday evening and runs through Sunday morning.  This year is a little different in that we will be featuring two amazing instructors, Keith Leonard and Melissa Leapman.  Picking your class schedule may be a little tricky as all of the classes will be amazing!  We will also offer an optional dye workshop as well as two evening events, including our famous Fashion Show.  Dinner is included in the price of your admission.  We'll have our Pop Up shop available for perusing, with employees available to help with anything you could possibly need!

You can find the hotel reservation link here!  Our room rate is $89/night (plus breakfast) at the Courtyard Marriott in Covington, Louisiana.  This rate is good through December 20th, 2018.

Classes will include:

Flawless Finishing 1
Learn to professionally assemble your knitwear from the finishing master, Keith Leonard.  I n this class, you will use your prepared swatches to learn Keith's tricks behind five different seams.  You will also learn the correct way to pick up stitches across both the top and sides of our knitting.  Be amazed as magic unfolds and walk away with the proficient skills to inish your knitwear professionally for years to come. 

Flawless Finishing 2
The perfect adjunct to Flawless Finishing 1, watch as more magic unfolds with more complex finishing techniques.  At the end of class you will have the proficient skills to conquer the finishing techniques of any project.  Learn how to set in different types of sleeves, defeat duplicate stitch while weaving in your tails and learn how to line up horizontal stripes and more.

No Fear Brioche Stitch
Brioche stitch is all the rage right now!  Gazing upon a brioche pattern may be intimidating but this class will break down it's components as you begin to master this unique & oddly constructed stitch pattern.  Brioche makes a lofty, squishy fabric that is perfect for sweaters, scarves, hats and blankets.  Come join the fun and learn some new knitting abbreviations such as "bark" and "burp".

Skill Level:
Skill Details:
Advanced Beginner
Instructor Name:
Keith Leonard & Melissa Leapman
Instructor Bio:
Keith gained a love for knitting at the age of 11, when he joined a lunchtime knitting program in his hometown of Haworth, NJ. After working at 4 major knitting stores, he realized there was no specialized service for knitwear finishing and started his own business called Knits All done. He is a popular up and coming teacher & has taught at Vogue Knitting Live.
Melissa Leapman is one of the most widely published sweater designers in the world, whose patterns have appeared in every major knitting publication, including Vogue(R) Knitting and Knit Simple. She has worked as a freelance designer for many leading ready-to-wear manufacturers, noted design houses, and major yarn companies. In addition, her knitting, crochet, and design workshops are extremely popular with crafters at all skill levels. She lives in New York, NY.

The Yarnover 2020

$ 475.00
Fee includes instruction for 4 classes, evening events, select meals & beverages.