With Xandy Peters
Nov 8 10:00am-12:10pm CST
This class focuses on projects that start with a central cast on and radiate outwasrds. Special cast on methods, shaping, and circular knitting methods are discussed.
This class is a guided tour of the possibilities of center out accessories. We will look at 3 different cast on methods for center out projects and the unique strengths of each method. After casting on, we will try out different arrangements and types of increases to build different shawl, blanket, and scarf shapes such as a square or other regular polygon, rectangle, oblong, almond, and classic circular “pi” shawl. Many traditional lace and colorwork motifs can be converted to work with these shapes for spectacular results. By the end of the class, students will feel confident using these cast on methods to create center out accessories and add stitch and color patterns to various shapes.
Special skills or knowledge needed to take this class:
Students should have experience knitting, purling, increasing, decreasing, working in the round, and reading patterns.
__1 or more colors of yarn, large scraps are fine.
__Double pointed and circular needles in an appropriate size for the yarn. A longer cord (at least 60cm) is recommended for the circular needles.
__Stitch Markers Optional:
__Students may use note paper and sketching tools.
__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