With Lily Chin
Mar 13, 10am-12pm and 2-4pm CST;
Mar 14, 2-4pm CDT;
Mar 20, 10am-12pm CDT;
March 21,10am-12pm CDT
Explore the mechanics and creative possibilities of knitting—not just from bottom to top, top to bottom, or side to side—but in all directions as you knit mini sample garments.
Class sessions for this class will not be recorded as per the wishes of the instructor.
Traditionally, most of our garments have been knit from the bottom to the top and in pieces: Back, Front(s), and Sleeves, then sewn together. Working in other directions, however, may sometimes prove be more aesthetic and/or advantageous. Furthermore, for those who like “puzzles” or problem solving, different directions may be a fun challenge and a design inspiration.
We experiment with the standards, side-to-side and neck-down constructions, as well as some more unusual and intriguing options like biases and multi-directionals.
Special skills or knowledge needed to take this workshop:
Should be able to take the measurements of a schematic and convert them into stitches and rows.
__Graph paper, 8 or 10 squares to the inch
__Knitters Gauge graph paper http://tata-tatao.to/knit/matrix/e-index.html
__Scissors and scotch tape
__Several colored pencils and eraser
__Stitch markers, stitch holders or scrap yarn, and tapestry needle
__Several colors of worsted-weight yarn and appropriate needles. Get a working gauge in stockinette stitich in your chosen yarn.
__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