We love knitting and while happy to follow patterns, instructions for achieving a more pleasing, professional finish aren’t always included.
In this small class, we will learn how to achieve a more polished “handmade” (as opposed to “homemade”) appearance to our work by (1) working symmetrical decreases and discussing placement of shaping within the row, (2) re-writing shoulder-shaping instructions in patterns to avoid stepped, holey edges and using, instead, short-rows to create a smoother, neater finish, (3) grafting together live stitches by knitting and sewing.
Level: Confident beginners and intermediate knitters
Skills needed: Casting on and off, knit, purl, simple shaping.
Materials to bring: 3.75mm/US size 5 needles (straight or circular, whichever you prefer for working back and forth)
4mm/US size 6 needles (straight or circular, whichever you prefer for working back and forth)
DK yarn (same as that used for the homework)
Knitting bag with your usual accessories
Any "homework"?: Yes: Two small, stocking-stitch samples will need to be prepared in advance of the class. Full details will be provided in January.
Class size: 4
Note: This class also runs on Friday morning.