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.
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 knitting brioche in two colors. Please bring your favorite smooth DK, Sport,or Worsted weight yarn in two colors, with your choice of either double-pointed needles, or 16 inch circular needles that match the yarn size.
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.