Drea Renee Knits

Starlight Knitting Society
Dec
8
to Dec 10

Starlight Knitting Society

  • Starlight Knitting Society (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS
FullSizeRender 2.jpg

Join me for an amazing weekend full of knitting fun at Starlight Knitting Society in Portland, Oregon! We will kick things off Friday night with a fun Meet & Greet trunk show, followed by a weekend full of workshops including Brioche, Color Confidence and a special Vintage Prim hat class!! I hope to see you there!

View Event →

Tolt Yarn & Wool 4th Anniversary Party!
Oct
28
to Oct 29

Tolt Yarn & Wool 4th Anniversary Party!

Asenseofplace.jpg

I am beyond thrilled to announce my first book collaboration in celebration of Tolt Yarn & Wool's 4th Anniversary - A Sense of Place! You can preorder your copy now HERE. I will be visiting Tolt to chat and sign books on October 28th and I will holding 2 workshops on the 29th - a short rows class for the Jubilee hat pattern included in the book, and a lecture on my approach to knitwear design :)

View Event →
SQUAM Spring Retreat
Jun
7
to Jun 11

SQUAM Spring Retreat

I am so thrilled to be teaching at the Squam Spring Retreat! I will be teaching an introductory brioche course so you can learn the necessary skills to knit my Briochealicious Shawl!

Shawls are the perfect finish to any outfit all year round! In this class, we will learn the techniques to make a show stopper – the Briochealicious shawl! Crescent shaping gives this shawl a very generous wingspan for a multitude of styling options.

Three color-block stripes of bouncy brioche gives you the chance to adapt it to your style, while squishy garter gives plenty of time to relax! We will delve into the addicting world of two-color brioche, a beautiful reversible fabric, that makes this shawl truly unique. The shawl is finished with a super stretchy bind off, which is a great bind off to learn for any project!

We will end it all by discussing how to block our shawl for the perfect shape and drape!

View Event →
Spun // Advanced Brioche Workshop
Apr
15
1:00 PM13:00

Spun // Advanced Brioche Workshop

In this class we will begin playing around with what makes brioche so special. When working brioche in two colors, a whole new world of color play is opened up to you! Discover how to blend colors and add depth thru contrast. We will also discuss using different fibers and weights together to really mix things up. We will learn how to increase and decrease in brioche, and how it goes far beyond just shaping your fabric, to create the appearance of intricate cables and lace. 

I'll be bringing lots of beautiful brioche pieces to look at and try on!

Please note that this class is for knitters already comfortable with brioche knit and brioche purl stitches.

View Event →
My Sister Knits // Beyond Basics Brioche
Mar
11
2:00 PM14:00

My Sister Knits // Beyond Basics Brioche

In this class we will begin playing around with what makes brioche so special. When working brioche in two colors, a whole new world of color play is opened up to you! Discover how to blend colors and add depth thru contrast. We will also discuss using different fibers and weights together to really mix things up. We will learn how to increase and decrease in brioche, and how it goes far beyond just shaping your fabric, to create the appearance of intricate cables and lace. 

For more information, click here!

View Event →
Spun // Winter Honey Workshop
Feb
4
1:00 PM13:00

Spun // Winter Honey Workshop

Spun Logo 2016 Nov with Sheep.jpg

This workshop will focus on the skills needed to make the beautifully textured Winter Honey Shawl. This triangle shaped shawl is a delight to knit, utilizing the bouncy honeycomb cable in two different sizes, and even better to wear! In class we will learn how to perform the garter tab cast on, discuss shawl shaping, practice working a cable with and without a cable needle, and try out Andrea's favorite shawl bind off!

This class is best suited for intermediate knitters. Students who are comfortable with casting on and off, knitting, purling and increasing should do just fine!

View Event →
Reception & Trunk Show at Spun Ann Arbor
Feb
3
4:00 PM16:00

Reception & Trunk Show at Spun Ann Arbor

"Join us to welcome knit designer extraordinaire Andrea Mowry in our shop for a happy hour to celebrate her Trunk Show at Spun. As almost anyone reading this already knows, Andrea has been winning raves for her design work for a number of years, and she is bringing over 20 of her best-loved sweaters, shawls, and hats to our shop for a week-long display. Take the chance to meet this celebrated designer at our happy hour, and enjoy drinks, treats, and a door prize drawing. Get inspired by her designs, and get ready to knit one (or more!) for yourself. And, stay tuned for news about upcoming classes that Andrea is teaching in the shop."

I can't wait for this fun happy hour event!! I hope if you are in Michigan you will be able to join!

View Event →
Wool & Honey Trunk Show, Brioche Workshop and Holiday Party!
Dec
3
10:00 AM10:00

Wool & Honey Trunk Show, Brioche Workshop and Holiday Party!

What: Trunk Show, Brioche Workshop & Holiday Party!

When: December 3, 2016

Time: The workshop will be from 10 - 2, followed by a festive celebration that evening from 5-7!

Where: Wool & Honey, Cedar, Michigan

Details: The workshop will focus on taking our brioche skills beyond the basics. We will play with two color brioche, increasing and decreasing! The lottery to get your spot in the class will be on Tuesday, November 22 from 9 - 1! Space is limited.

Trunk Show: I will be bringing along my complete trunk show, so you can see everything in person!

 

View Event →
Choose Your Own Adventure Class at Tolt Yarn & Wool
Mar
12
1:00 PM13:00

Choose Your Own Adventure Class at Tolt Yarn & Wool

I have been dreaming of a visit to the beautiful Tolt Yarn & Wool - and I am thrilled to be teaching there on March 12!

Pick your own adventure with either a one-color or two-color hat. From there, learn a great stretchy cast on (perfect for brims), texture techniques from the simple knits and purls, to the more advanced (and addicting) brioche stitch in the round. We will also learn about swatting in the round to get true gauge, and utilizing the magic loop method for crown shaping!

This class is best suited for the Intermediate student. For more information or to sign up, click here.
 

View Event →