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Angie, The Traveling Yarn Yogi, and I are thrilled to bring you this experience in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina! We will be staying at Big Lynn Lodge in Little Switzerland NC, a rustic, homey resort overlooking the mountains. Think sunsets, s'mores and community!
We welcome Kimberly McAlindin for a 6 hour "Knit to Fit" workshop and a 3 hour Finishing class. We will begin with Thursday lunch and conclude after one last breakfast Sunday morning. Saturday afternoon is free time to relax or venture out to Asheville for some shopping and sight seeing.
Have no fear about yarn shopping as Angie is bringing "Purl" the traveling yarn bus!
Kimberly McAlindin has been involved professionally in the fiber arts for over 20 years and is the former Editor in Chief of Knit 1-2-3 and Crochet 1-2-3 magazines. She has designed in both knit and crochet for Tahki Stacey Charles, Interweave Crochet, Caron International, Red Heart, and Lion Brand Yarns to name a few. Currently, she is self publishing designs and sharing her 40+ years of knitting experience on her YouTube channel: Knit A Rainbow with Kimberly McAlindin.
You can also find her patterns and workshops at knitarainbow.com
Facebook: Knit A Rainbow
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Knit to Fit was born from the many messages I received while working in a yarn shop asking me how I changed the patterns for knit sweaters to look so flattering on my body type.
This class will teach you:
-how to measure your body to knit the correct size.
-ask class participants their personal issues and offer assistance.
-introduce a formula to change increases and decreases in knitting to change a pattern.
*please bring a measuring tape and your favorite sweater/shirt/blouse/sweatshirt to class.
Learning to knit is an amazing adventure, once you have mastered the knit and the purl stitch there is an entire world out there of amazing fabric projects at your fingertips. One of the things I find knitters ask me most often once they reach this stage is: how do I put pieces together, how do I weave my ends in so that they won’t come undone and is there a way to fix something in my knitting that I don’t like?
This class will go over the following techniques:
-casting on with a crochet hook-joining new yarn (thick and thin)
-weaving in ends
-binding off including my fabulous in the round invisible technique.
*please bring darning needles
Swatches will be provided.