Learn new techniques that will allow you to tackle more adventurous projects! Using swatches and several smaller projects such as dishcloths, hats, or mittens, you will learn: knitting terms, new increases and decreases, additional cast on and cast off techniques, how to use double pointed and circular needles, cable stitches, lace patterns, how to pick up stitches, finishing stitches such as mattress and Kitchener. You will learn how to read a yarn label, how to check your gauge, and, if we have time, Fair Isle and Intarsia color work! Prerequisite: Completed beginning knitting class or permission from instructor.
Learn finishing techniques, seaming, picking up stitches around the neck and final finishing. You must have a sweater ready to put together OR prepare swatches to learn seaming techniques. If you are planning to finish a sweater, place shoulder stitches on holders.
This class is designed for the new knitter who wants to tackle items beyond scarves and the intermediate knitter who wants a new challenge. Bring your own project idea or come with an open mind and let the challenge begin. Basic knitting skills required.
In this basic sock class, learn to cast on and knit with double point needles, turn a heel and create a seamless toe with the Kitchener stitch. Socks are a small project with rewarding technical challenges and they make great gifts! See instructor for help with yarn selection and needles. Pattern provided. Must know knitting basics of cast on, knit and purl, and cast off.
Learn the technique for two color stranded knitting in the round. In this class we will learn how to wrap each stitch to avoid long floats and tension issues. Bring a pattern or choose a few motifs from any collection.
Want to speed up your knitting, while reducing the stress on your wrists, shoulders and elbows? The continental method, or picking, can help you with this. This technique will also allow you to complete colorwork more efficiently.
Create your own T-Shirt sweater, either V-Neck or Crew Neck in any yarn, your own gauge. Learn how to determine the number of stitches to cast on, number of inches to knit, where to place increases and decreases for shaping a sweater that will fit YOU and made with the yarn YOU love!
Tired of ripping and starting over? Rescue your knitting before disaster strikes. Learn to TINK, rescue a dropped stitch, unravel and recapture your live stitches and how to use a safety line as insurance for complicated knit patterns.