Understanding Japanese Knitting Patterns
With Gayle Roehm
Jan 8, 1:00-3:00pm CST
Many Japanese knitting patterns don’t have an English translation but rely heavily on graphics. Gayle will help you understand the graphics and symbols to knit the project.
Class sessions will be recorded and remain accessible online to registered students of the class for 14 days following the event.
Western knitters may not be familiar with Japanese hand knitting designers, but their creative and often unusual designs can open up another world of knitting for you. Even without knowledge of Japanese, you can knit from Japanese knitting patterns once you become familiar with the charted format, how to approach them, and understand the symbols.
If you are comfortable knitting from charts, you just need a little more information from Gayle to knit a Japanese pattern successfully. You’ll encounter a schematic, and learn how to “read” the basic information — gauge, yarn requirements, and needle sizing. We’ll also review the symbols used in stitch charts, which are standard among all Japanese publishers.
Special skills or knowledge needed to take this class:
Must be comfortable working from charts.
• None. this is a lecture based class