Magic Loop - both classes are full
Saturday, March 7, 2020; 10:30am - 4:30pm
Saturday, March 28, 2020; 10:30am - 4:30pm
Learn magic loop knitting and never worry again about having the exact right length of circular needle for your project, or switching from a circular needle to double points for small circumferences. Another bonus with magic loop is that you will never drop and/or lose another double point needle. Perfect for travel or car knitting, magic loop will make knitting in the round easier than ever. You will practice your new skills on a bracelet that you can wear home, and a tiny ribbed training hat where you will put into use everything you will need to know to make a full size hat.
Skills: INTERMEDIATE. You must be able to knit and purl in the round, work K2tog decreases, cast off and weave in ends.
Materials: Yarn is provided. You will need to bring a 4 mm circular needle 32 inches/80 cm or longer with a flexible cord and a smooth join, scissors, yarn needle, pen or pencil.
Saturday, March 14, 2020; 10:30am - 2:30pm
This class is all about making holes on purpose. The focus will be on yarnovers & decreases used together to make simple lace patterns. Written instructions and charts will be explored. Other topics include yarn & needle choice, stretchy cast-ons & bind-offs, lifelines, and blocking.
Skills: Knitters interested in this class should be able to cast on & bind off, knit & purl, and work k2tog & ssk decreases.
Materials: Yarn provided. You will need 4.5mm needles (straight or circular will work so bring what you are comfortable with) as well as your regular knitting kit.
Two at a Time Two Up Socks - full!
Saturday, March 21, 2020; 10:30am - 4:30pm
Cure “second sock syndrome” by knitting two socks at a time. When you are finished, you will have a pair
that matches perfectly in foot and leg length. With toe up technique there is need to worry about having enough yarn to finish the foot as can happen with cuff down socks. Providing you have enough yarn to complete the heel, just knit until the leg length pleases you, or you run out of yarn. No kitchener stitch/grafting for the toe or picking up stitches for the heel is required! We will start by making a single miniature sample sock, to introduce you to toe up knitting. Then we will proceed with knitting two at a time mini sample socks. You will leave with the skills you need to follow a pattern for full size toe up socks, and the knowledge of how to work them two at a time. Join us for a workshop that will teach you what you need to know for this new adventure in sock knitting.
Skills: INTERMEDIATE: you must be able to knit and purl in the round using magic loop technique. Familiarity with K2tog, P2tog, SSK and wrap and turns is an asset.
Materials: Yarn and stitch markers are provided. You will need to bring a 4 mm circular needle, 40 inches/100 cm or longer with a smooth join and a flexible cord, scissors and a yarn needle.