Learn how to knit 2 different types of 2 sided cables. The first looks great on both sides because it is built of ribbing and the second has a different cable on each side. Knitting from a chart is a necessity in this class but you can learn as you go.
Learn to embellish your knitting with embroidery, woven techniques, and beads. Take your knitting from average to amazing with these fun techniques. Prerequisites: Knit, purl, cast-on, bind-off, k2tog, p2tog, yo, chart reading skills are a big plus.
Learn eight of the most beautiful, and practical, cast- ons in our knitting history. From the UK, we will cover the Channel Island Cast-on, the Knotted Cast-on, and the Multi-Strand Cast-on. Included are two basic go –to cast- ons, the LongTail and Old Norwegian cast- ons, that are the basis for two decorative cast-ons from the Twined Knitting tra- dition in Sweden. Last, the wonderful Braided Cast-on from Finland will be taught in 3 colors!
In class we will knit the thermos or cup cozy on the first day of class and on the second day, we will be securing the steek with a row of crochet and cutting the steek, then covering the cut edges of the steek button band, and finishing the button band off with an I-cord finish. You will learn different ways to finish and conceal the steek.
Please sign up for Steeking without Fainting Part 2 Saturday morning to complete the project.
In this class you’ll learn how to bring your knitting together in beautiful, seamless ways! Learn 3 different grafting methods that will give you an invisible join for both stockinette and garter stitch fabrics. Perfect your Kitchener stitch; learn an easier method for grafting and master the art of garter stitch grafting. This is a hands-on workshop with discussion and skill building on repeat! Using your swatches and plenty of practice time, you’ll leave with the confidence to Get it Together!
How to create complex colorways using acid dyed on Superwash wool yarns. Using mostly primary colors we will explore a variety of techniques including tonal dyeing, kettle dyeing, and speckle dyeing with a focus on experimentation and play. In addition to dyeing we will discuss color theory, safe dyeing practices, and using hand dyed yarns in your knitting or crochet projects. This class is offered again in FRI morning.
Norah will show you why she loves twisted stitches while she teaches you her favorite method for knitting right twists and left twists. Yes, there is a difference between twisted stitches and 1/1 cables! Students will explore the difference, then make super easy mini cables, followed by a deeper dive into just how much you can do with the diagonal lines made by twisted stitches. Combination knitters are more than welcome. Once you have conquered the mechanics of twisted stitches and understand what they can do it's time to start making up your own arrangements.
Students will learn how to construct a Gansey, a sweater form prevalent in the 19th and early 20th centuries among the fishermen of the British Isles. A small scale sweater will be knitted using traditional construction techniques including the classic Channel Island Cast-on, split welts, seam stitches, traditional knit/purl patterns, the underarm gussets, shoulder straps with perpendicular joining, and picked-up sleeves. Alternative methods to these techniques will also be explored
Not all feet are shaped the same, so our handknit socks shouldn’t be either. Let’s knit to fit! In this class you’ll learn how to knit a simple toe up sock, including cast on methods and the basic elements of a well-shaped toe and a fitted gusset heel. While you practice these skills, I'll teach you options to create the best fit possible for your feet!
This class is a hands-on and ideal for beginner sock knitters We’ll use heavy weight yarn to practice and get the most out of your sample.
This class is for those new to knitting, or for those who would like to increase their knitting skills by learning to pick the yarn. Learning how to knit with this method may help you knit faster. Knitting with one color in each hand makes colorwork a snap. We will be focusing on muscle memory here, so we will be making a pair of adorable and versatile fingerless mitts knitting only continentally, and you will learn to knit and purl holding the yarn in your left hand.
How to create complex colorways using acid dyed on Superwash wool yarns. Using mostly primary colors we will explore a variety of techniques including tonal dyeing, kettle dyeing, and speckle dyeing with a focus on experimentation and play. In addition to dyeing we will discuss color theory, safe dyeing practices, and using hand dyed yarns in your knitting or crochet projects.
In this class, you will learn the basics of wheel spinning - drafting, creating a singles, and plying a 2-ply yarn. Starting with understanding the mechanics of a wheel and working our way through different commercially prepared fibers, your hands will become familiar with drafting and how twist + fiber = yarn! We explore how preparing your own fiber results in different yarns while playing with color on hand cards and combs. By the end of class, you will have created a two ply yarn!
Brioche is one of those “advanced” techniques that all knitters want to try, but many never do. At its most basic, brioche is a ribbed stitch that results in a dense reversible fabric. Students will learn the basics of brioche and how to read brioche charts. The first half of this class we will learn the basic 1 and 2 color brioche; the second half will be dedicated to learning more advanced techniques of increases and decreases and working on a project.
Please Note any 6 hour Class will cover 2 sessions Today
Welcome to my Scandiwork slipper class. I love teaching this class because it is colorwork in a nutshell. You will learn and master all the skills you need to conquer any colorwork project. In this class, you will complete at least one slipper. You have the option of knitting an Ingeborg (the easiest), Hansdatter, Karen, Margaret, Lotta, Randi, Hansen slipper and a new Hans Christian Slipper that I am releasing this month. Pattern included in class.
Make multi-color shawls and sweaters using 1 color per row.
Entrelac looks like woven strips of material, but really each square is knit individually. Learn how to make this magical fabric using just basic knitting skills.
Continued from Friday Afternoon--this class is only for those students that attended Part 1
Marceline will be strolling around capturing our wonderful time together for he Podcast, Hey BrownBerry.
The Norwegian Purl, a variation of the conventional Con- tinental purl, is noted for its superior tension control, and ease of execution. The yarn always stays behind the work, making ribbing a breeze and two-color textured purling a pleasure. A swatch will be worked in class to practice this technique and its many various applications.
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Welcome to knitting with three colors without dropping yarn, tangling yarns or crying. . You will learn and master all the skills you need to conquer any three colorwork project. In this class, you can choose between knitting either my Astrid Cowl or my Dala Horse Hat. Both projects are mostly two colors at once, with some rows with three colors at once. Pattern included in class.
Lace is beautiful and often a feature of many knitting patterns. Lace pieces often become treasured heirlooms. In this class you will learn lace knitting basics, how to read lace charts, how to read your knitting, and how to block a lace project.
Prerequisites: Cast-on, bind-off, knit, purl, simple increases and decreases like k2tog, ssk, p2tog, ssp are a plus.
This class covers two key elements of a handmade project, the foundation and the finish. In this class, I’ll teach you two methods for a Tubular Cast On and two methods for a Tubular Bind-off to give your projects that polished look! These methods are all suited to nearly every garment and accessory project where a stretchy edging is ideal. You’ll learn-as-you-stitch; I’ll demonstrate tips and tricks, and you will have plenty of time to practice. .
Using wristers as a template, learn the following Latvian techniques which can be applied to mitten cuffs, sock tops or sleeves: a scalloped cuff, the herringbone braid and many subtle and beautiful variations of the half-braid. A choice of traditional motifs is incorporated in the main part of the wrister, and the picot edge at the end. Additional techniques: knitting with two yarns in the right hand, two yarns in the left hand, or a yarn in each hand, as well as knitting with three colors.
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