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Center-Out Knitting


Price includes 2 hours of class.

A virtual class with Xandy Peters

Sept 9, 5:00–7:00pm 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 4 weeks following the event.

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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.

Supply List
• 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

No pre-class work required.

Additional information

Skill Level

Main Technique



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Customer Reviews

Based on 2 reviews
Valerie G.

Xandy takes difficult things and breaks them down into manageable pieces. The handouts were amazing. The possibilities for the techniques were exciting and made you want to pursue a project. I’m going to make the almond shaped shawl. This instructor is a great teacher and very personable.

What you want to know about center out knitting, from the cast on to potential uses

Xandy is an excellent teacher, and I keep taking her classes. This one does not have a specific project associated with the class, and no project patterns, but there are lots of well demonstrated cast on options, and the handout is well illustrated for reference later. Xandy is so calm, supportive, and reassuring. It's hard to teach on the virtual format, where it must feel somewhat like an echo chamber, and she seems to anticipate what a learner wants to know.