With Xandy Peters
Oct 8, 4:00-6:00pm CDT
This class focuses on shapes and projects that radiate out from a central cast-on. Special cast-on methods, shaping options, and approaches to knitting circularly are introduced.
Class sessions will be recorded and remain accessible online to registered students of the class for 14 days following the event.
Take 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 — square or other regular polygon, rectangle, oblong, almond, and the 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 to 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 24″/60cm) is recommended for the circular needles.
• Stitch markers
• 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