The first workshop will be on basic knitting.
This is a hands-on workshop for those who have never knitted before. You will learn all the basic skills needed to complete a project:
• How to cast on
• How to make a knit stitch
• How to make a purl stitch
• How to bind off
With these basic skills you can knit flat items such as pot holders, scarves, even simple garments in a variety of pattern stitches. We will work with worsted-weight yarn and size 8 straight knitting needles. The workshop will be taught by Judith Durant, author and/or editor of more than a dozen books on knitting and beadwork.
Supplies provided for each student:
1 ball of worsted-weight wool
1 set of size 8 knitting needles
Participants can be from age 8 to 108. Twenty maximum for the 2.75 hour class.
The second workshop will be on knitting invisible joins.
Everyone is wearing knitted cowls these days, and this workshop will show you how to make an invisible join. You’ll learn:
•How to make a provisional cast on
•How to return the provisionally cast-on stitches to a “live” status
•How to join two ends invisibly with Kitchener stitch
In the class we’ll cast on, work stockinette stitch for about 6 or 8 inches, then join the beginning and ending sets of stitches. If time allows, we’ll do it all again with a knit/purl pattern. The workshop will be taught by Judith Durant, author and/or editor of more than a dozen books on knitting and beadwork.
Supplies for each student to bring to class:
1 ball of smooth (no novelty) worsted-weight yarn, at least 50 yards
1 set of appropriate size needles
1 crochet hook (same size as knitting needles)
1 tapestry or yarn needle appropriate for the size of your yarn
Participants should be proficient in knitting and purling. Twenty maximum for the 1.75 hour class.
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