With the fall weather coming, it’s natural to want to keep yourself and your loved ones feeling warm and cozy and what better way to do it than through the creation of your own hand-knit items?
Throughout the millennia, men and women have been making their own clothing through hand-made means and over the past 10 years knitting has seen a resurgence in popularity and become fashionable again. But how do you learn how to make those cozy scarves and adorable sweaters that so many people are wearing this time of year? Books can be hard to follow and internet tutorials can help, but asking questions and getting one-on-one advice often isn’t possible.
Through hands-on learning and printed material, you will learn the very basics of knitting. You’ll learn about needle gauge, yarn weight, and the importance of selecting yarn that is appropriate for your project. You will also learn 2 cast on-methods, the knit stich, and – if times permits – the purl stitch as well. You will learn about the 2 different styles of knitting – English and Continental although the class will focus on English – and you will see types of fabrics that can be made with a combination of knit and purl stitches.
By the end of the evening, you’ll leave armed with both the beginnings of your own scarf and the knowledge you need to complete it. Cost of class is $20. Please bring your own size 10 knitting needles to class and a bulky yarn that is even/monotone in color and texture. This will allow you to see any mistakes you might make, correct them, and to better learn as you knit along. This website from lionbrand yarn gives a good description of different yarn weights and examples of each.
And this website gives you information on the very simple pattern we will be using as well as a picture of what your finished product may look like.
Please feel free to contact me before class with any questions. :)
Since I learned to knit over 10 years ago, it’s been hard for me to put down a pair of needles. I’ve taught family members and friends how to knit, created knitted pieces as gifts, and been commissioned to make knitted garments. I know how to knit scarves, hats, headbands, mittens, gloves, arm w... view full bio