A knitting class for beginners hosted at Rodman Library starts Tuesday, October 7, from 1 to 3 p.m. in the main auditorium. Taught by Jane Graham, a member of the KnitWits Needlework Circle, the classes will continue on Tuesdays, Oct. 14, 21 and 28; then Nov. 11 and 18. There will be no class on November 4 due to Election Day. Participants will learn how to knit a “potato chip” scarf. Any kind of yarn can be used to knit the scarf and chips, as they are called in patterns, but they are actually ruffles. Those attending will need to bring size 9 knitting needles (straight) and two skeins of yarn in their choice of color.
Graham has been knitting for over 70 years. She is a retired special education teacher who began teaching knitting in the early 1960’s at the former G.C. Murphy Co. located on Main Street in Alliance, OH. After moving to Virgina in the 1980’s Graham taught classes at various locations, then opened a business in 1991 with her sister in New Jersey where both taught knitting, crocheting and quilting. She is mother of one daughter, a grandmother of four grandsons and a great-grandmother of three great-granddaughters.
No registration is needed for this class. For more information, call the main library at 330-821-2665, ext. 208.