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Continental Knitting
Dec 2 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Learn to knit the continental method! Always been intrigued by “pickers?” Think that you would be a faster knitter with a different style of knitting? Join Jennifer in learning how to knit continental.
One two hour class
Skills learned:

knitting continental (hold yarn on left hand for knit and purl stitch)
purling continental, covering a few different styles
preventing and fixing mistakes and more helpful tricks associated with continental knitting

Materials:

worsted weight yarn (please make sure yarn is sturdy, light colored, and holds up well to unraveling)
knitting needles for worsted weight yarn (US#7-8)
locking stitch markers
waste yarn
scissors

Homework:
Please knit a swatch in stockinette in worsted weight yarn, 36 stitches wide. Work in stockinette for 1”, ending on a WS row.
 

Cast Ons for All Occasions
Dec 2 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Master several cast on techniques in one jam packed class.
One 2 hour class
Skills Learned:

variety of cast on techniques, both decorative and practical
cast ons to include: knitted, backwards loop, long tail, two color and a few others!
appropriate times to use various cast on methods

Materials:

worsted weight yarn in at least two colors
needles appropriate to yarn
locking stitch markers

Cast Ons for All Occasions
Dec 2 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Master several cast on techniques in one jam packed class.
One 2 hour class
Skills Learned:

variety of cast on techniques, both decorative and practical
cast ons to include: knitted, backwards loop, long tail, two color and a few others!
appropriate times to use various cast on methods

Materials:

worsted weight yarn in at least two colors
needles appropriate to yarn
locking stitch markers

Oops! Fixing Mistakes
Dec 2 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

If the sight of a dropped stitch, a mixed up cable, or a problem in your lace sends you scrambling for the LYS, this class if for you. Learn to fix your mistakes!
Skills learned:

picking up dropped stitches
inserting yarnovers
changing a knit to a purl stitch
fixing mixed up cable crosses

Materials

knitting needles for worsted weight yarn
locking stitch markers
crochet hook
scissors

Homework
Please knit 2 swatches: one in stockinet and one in garter. Each swatch should be 6 x 6.”  Do not bind off – place stitches on yarn holder or waste yarn.  Please work swatches in light colored yarn that is not fuzzy and holds up well to unraveling.

Finishing 101
Dec 2 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

How you put together your finished garment can catapult a project from great to stunning. Learn the skills to make the details in your garment truly shine – techniques that are even used in couture garments.
One 2 hour class
Skills learned:

weaving in ends
a seaming breakdown: focusing on mattress stitch, but also covering
butted seams and 3 needle bind-off
preventing or solving problems like curled hems or uneven seams
dozens of tips to make the finishing process easier!

Materials:

blunt tip tapestry needle
sharp tip needle, with eye that your yarn can fit through
locking stitch markers or safety pins
thread or embroidery floss that matches the colors of your yarn, or is
close
waste yarn, with good twist, not fuzzy that is sock weight or
lighter

Homework: Bring in at least 4 swatches – 2 in stockinette, and the other 2 in garter. If possible, block them before-hand. We will practice finishing techniques on them. If you have a project you are interested in advice in finishing, bring the project and the pattern and we will talk strategies to finish at the end of the class.