Please see my listing for a knitting course. This listing was created before the course option was available. Thank you!
I make this a fun and relaxed way to learn to knit. I will be hosting this at my house, so it will be a relaxed, quiet atmosphere and people will be welcome to BYOB and snacks. It’s an evening course and I feel that sometimes a beer or a glass of wine can ease those beginners nerves. Too much and you lose the dexterity needed to master a skill, but a small amount for those that are comfortable with it is fine.
Dates: Tuesdays, March 6 - April 10, 2012
Times: 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
1.5 hours of learning and half an hour of free knitting and chatting
Location: My humble bungalow, 109 E 24th Street, Houston, TX 77008
This includes snacks each week and materials which I will provide:
1 pair of straight needles and 100-150 yards of yarn for the first four weeks of the course
1 “pair” of circular needles and 100-150 yards of yarn for the last two weeks of the course
1 pattern for BeerSox
6 weeks of instruction:
-overview of materials and how to interpret a ball band
-techniques to wind yarn
-switching from knit to purl, vice versa
-nomenclature for most common patterns
-knitting in the round
-how to read a pattern
I have been knitting for five years and run a small business based on my knitted crafts. On top of that, I have the skill set for teaching others. I have taught many friends how to knit over the years and spent many years of school tutoring and student teaching. So not only to I have mastery of the subject matter, but I have the methods for teaching. My course in the Fall was a success in that the people who attended all of the courses walked away with the skills we learned.