Lesson Overviews for Discover™ Instructors
Below is the list of Discover knit classes that are being offered, along with pictures of the projects, class prerequisites, if any, techniques that will be covered in the class, and links to pdf downloads for the projects and techniques.
Laying a foundation for beginners is essential to building a strong class program. Michaels has established several core classes that explore the fundamentals for beginners. To keep students coming back for more instruction, the Craft Yarn Council and Michaels have also developed intermediate and advanced courses that introduce more difficult techniques.
Instructors may offer classes in addition to the ones listed. Please see the note below about Discover Time for Knit and $5 yarn night classes for more details.
When a student registers for a class, she/he will receive a list of supplies they must buy but NOT a project pattern. Accordingly, it is the instructor's responsibility to have enough copies of the project pattern to distribute to students, along with technique how tos they feel would be helpful. There are many tips in the Teacher's Handbook about teaching various techniques. Prepare a lesson plan for each class you plan to teach.
Part of every Discover class is a visit to the yarn department. While it is up to each instructor to determine the best time for this visit, from experience we have found saving the mini field trip until the end of class usually works best for a couple of reasons. For example, questions which come up in class can often more easily be answered by pointing out specific products in the yarn department and, most importantly, students usually like to get down to knitting as soon as they come into class. These mini field trips are designed so that you can share your love of knitting, whether it's pointing out different types of yarns, labels, helpful accessories or books. There are more details about the yarn department tours at this site as well as a list of numerous helpful resources from Craft Yarn Council members that are carried by Michaels.
Even the most experienced instructor will tell you that the most thorough lesson plans sometimes have to be amended in class depending on how students grasp techniques and the general chemistry of the students in the class. We have all taught people who could spend a day learning the slip knot. Again, refer back to the CIP Teacher's Handbook for strategies for handling a variety of classroom situations.
Finally, we understand people learn in many different ways and there are many different ways to do specific techniques. If a student is having difficulty grasping a particular technique that is illustrated in the lesson and you have a different approach, by all means use to keep the class going.
Click on the PDF symbol to download file: indicates the project PDF is in ENGLISH, indicates the project PDF is in FRENCH.
Knit Beginner 1 - Wristwarmers or Hat |
Découvrez la maille endroit
Knit Beginner 2 - Tassel Hat or Neckwarmer |
Découvrez la maille envers
Knit Advanced Beginner - Hat or Legwarmers |
Découvrez les mailles motifs
Knit Advanced Beginner - Baby Blanket and Booties / Baby Kimono |
Knit Intermediate - Patchwork Blanket |
Découvrez les jetés
Knit Intermediate - Fair Isle Cowl |
Découvrez les cadeaux
Discover Ruffled Scarves
How To Information:
- For helpful technique information, Lion Brand Yarn, Patons and Red Heart all have instructional videos at their web sites about how to crochet and knit with their ruffled or tubular yarns.
Discover Time for Knit
Open-ended class. This informal 2½ hour class, can be a social gathering, an opportunity for instructors to assist students from Discover project classes who still need assistance completing a project, or to present a new technique. Students pay $25 for this class.
Découvrez le temps pour le tricot: Venez vous assoir et tricoter
Ce cours est une période ouverte d’environ 2.5heure, ceci peux être un rassemblement amical, une opportunité pour les enseignants d’épauler les étudiants du programme Découvrez qui auraient besoin d’aide afin de compléter un projet ou présenter une nouvelle technique.
L’étudiant débourse $25 pour ce cours
$5 Yarn Night
The $5 yarn night sku is available in Moogle. The yarn night is optional for you to offer in your store.
Please work with your Store Manager on the details, but note that this is a social time for students to get together and crochet/knit and not a time for you to introduce new techniques or teach. It is not a requirement for you to attend yarn night, but if you are able to be there, it is a wonderful time to promote your regular $25 Discover classes.
Découvrez la ‘Soirée Laine à $5’
Le code d’item à utiliser pour la ‘Soirée Laine à $5’ est disponible sur Moogle. La ‘Soirée Laine à $5’ est facultative à offrir dans vos magasin. Veuillez consulter le Gérant de Magasin pour plus de détails, prenez note que ceci est un temps amical alloué pour que les élèves se réunissent pour crocheter/tricoter ensemble et discuter socialement de choses et d’autres et non le temps pour vous de présenter de nouvelles techniques ou d’enseigner. Il ne vous est pas obligatoire d’assister à ‘Soirée Laine à $5’ , mais si vous pouvez vous présenter, c’est une belle occasion de promouvoir vos autres cours ‘Découvrez… $25.