Knitting & Yoga Adventures 
by PeaceTree

Treat yourself to the best time of the year. Your time.

Treat yourself to the best time of the year. Your time.

Treat yourself to the best time of the year. Your time. Treat yourself to the best time of the year. Your time.

Welcome

Marceline Smith

Marceline is a Jamaica-born, Canada-raised fiber fanatic who lives in the southeastern US. She credits her joy to a very patient husband, her two teenage wonder-girls, and a stash full of possibilities. In 2005, her love of handmade found its center in knitting and crochet, but over the years she’s since been drawn into natural dyeing, spinning, and most recently, knitwear design and teaching. Marceline has taught at Vogue Knitting Live events, the New England Fiber Summit, and collaborated often with some of the industry's most admirable brands.  When she’s not knitting (and often when she is) she loves travel, hiking, a strong cup of coffee, audiobooks of all genres and meeting other Makers. Her focus currently is to build and rebuild connections in our Creative Community.  Through her YouTube channel and the Hey BrownBerry podcast, she's sharing her journey with others globally and bringing together fellow Makers to build a strong, progressive Collective, both online and in real life.


Classes:


 

Totally Tubular – Casting On and Casting Off in Style

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. With practice you’ll execute them all with ease! In this hands-on workshop format, you’ll learn-as-you-stitch; we’ll work multiple samples, I’ll demonstrate tips and tricks, and you will have plenty of time to practice. Students should have familiarity with knitting ribbed stitches (1x1, 2x2) both flat and in the round.

Additional Info:

Material fee(s): None; students bring their own materials to class.

Homework required by the student in advance of the workshop: 2 swatches knit in the round of at least 4”x4” NOT bound off (leave the stitches on waste yarn); One swatch should be knit in 1x1 ribbing (K1, P1 around), the second swatch should be knit in 2x2 ribbing (K2, P2 around) Materials the student is required to bring: 

  • Homework swatches (described above)
  • Two (2) sets circular needles with 40" or 47" cable length in size US 6 (4mm) and US 8 (5mm) OR Double pointed needles size US 6 (4mm) and US 8 (5mm)
  • At least 100g of a smooth worsted weight yarn (wool or wool blend with
    smooth plies)
  • A crochet hook size E, F or G
  • A darning needle
  • At least 32” of smooth plied waste yarn (cotton or similar smooth fiber)
  • 2-4 removable (locking) stitch markers
  • Notebook / note paper and pen

Pre-requisite skills: 

Students should be comfortable with making knit and purl stitches for stockinette and ribbed stitches. Students should be comfortable with making knit and purl stitches for ribbing in the round with the Magic Loop method or double pointed needles.


 

Get it Together with Grafting!

In this class you’ll learn how to bring your knitting together in beautiful, seamless ways! I’ll teach you 3 different grafting methods that will give you an invisible join for both stockinette and garter stitch fabrics. We’ll discuss and practice techniques you can use in your sock knitting, hat knitting, sweater seaming, and more! Perfect your Kitchener stitch; learn an easier method for grafting stockinette from the purl side; and master the art of garter stitch grafting.  This is a hands-on workshop style class with discussion, tips and tricks, troubleshooting, and skill building on repeat! Using your swatches and plenty of practice time, you’ll leave with the confidence to Get it Together!

Additional Info:

Material fee(s): None; students will bring their materials to class

Homework required by the student in advance of the workshop: 

  1. Knit 2 x Stockinette stitch sample pieces; each is knit flat, CO at least 30 stitches and knit for 3” with last row of stitches on waste yarn (ready for grafting); block your swatches to flatten them out
  2. Knit 2 x Stockinette stitch samples tubes; each is knit in the round, CO at least 30 stitches and knit a 3” long tube with last round of stitches on waste yarn (ready for grafting)
  3. Knit 4 x Garter Stitch sample pieces, each knit flat to dimensions of 3” long by 5” wide (CO at least 30 sts) wide with last row of stitches on waste yarn (ready for grafting); block your swatches to flatten them out

Materials the student is required to bring: 

  • Homework swatches (described above)
  • Two (2) sets circular needles with 32" or 40" cable length in size US 6 (4mm) and US 8 (5mm) OR Double pointed needles size US 6 (4mm) and US 8 (5mm)
  • At least 25g of a smooth worsted weight yarn (wool or wool blend with
    smooth plies) in the same color as your homework swatches
  • At least 25g of a smooth worsted weight yarn (wool or wool blend with
    smooth plies) in a contrasting color to your homework swatches
  • A darning needle (tapestry needle)
  • 2-4 removable (locking) stitch markers 
  • Notebook / note paper and pen

Pre-requisite skills: 

Students should be able to knit stockinette and garter stitch patterns both flat and in the round. Students should recognize the stitches within stockinette and garter stitch patterns. Students should have a basic understanding of how to use a tapestry needle with yarn in a project.


 

Toe Up Socks, Knit to Fit!

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 on your class sample, I'll teach you options to create the best fit possible for your feet!
This includes my favorite techniques and “pro tips”. 

This class is a hands-on, workshop ideal for beginner sock knitters. You’ll learn-as-you-stitch in a relaxed atmosphere with time to stitch what you’ve learned.  We’ll use heavy weight yarn to practice and get the most out of your sample.  Your class handouts and in-class notes will support you to continue toe-up sock adventures once you head home. This class is appropriate for beginners who have worked in the round with knit and purl stitches using the Magic Loop Method or DPNs. 

Pre-requisite skills: Knitting in the round, basic increase and decrease stitches. No other previous toe-up sock knitting experience is required.

Yarn is provided for this class. 



 



Pebbles and Pathways

Pebbles and Pathways