Texture, Purpose, Placement, & Patterns
With Jane Slicer-Smith
Feb 5, 5:00-7:00pm
Feb 6, 2:00-4:00pm and 5:00-7:00pm CST
Textured stitches create a surface pattern in a knit — Texture. Jane also uses them with Purpose as practical design applications like her knit-on button bands — Placement. See how she uses stitch textures in her designs — Patterns.
Teaching from her Sydney studio allows you to see how stitch patterns are incorporated into Jane’s designs. Explore some of her favorite stitch patterns from Basket Stitch and Mock Rib to Cables, jog in place to make a Bobble, use increases and decreases to create Bell Stitch, and travel onto working paired decrease-increase shaping to create a built-in Shawl collar. Each of the 4 class swatches combine three elements: a stitch pattern, a cable, and a reversible stitch for a button-band.
The techniques and tricks Jane incorporates into her designs include working the button band along with the fronts of a garment. You’ll have time to try it all and be ready to add these knitter-friendly details to your knits.
Special skills or knowledge needed to take this workshop:
Students need to be confident working stockinette stitch and cables; the charts for the class supported by written instructions.
• 4 single color yarns, 20 grams each (80 grams total) will be used for the 4 swatches. No cotton please.
• Suitable needles for the yarn
• Cable needle
• Pencil to mark the graph.
Knitting Basics: Sharp scissors, Notebook, Pen or pencil with eraser, Stitch markers, Tapestry needles (large and small), Tape measure, Small calculator, Needles and crochet hooks of various sizes