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Kim McBrien-Evans - In Stitches

  • Edinburgh Corn Exchange New Market Rd Edinburgh, EH14 1RJ UK (map)

Stitch patterns create our favourite textures in our knits. This workshop will look at developing a library of personalized stitch patterns. We will play with expanding and contracting, manipulating and warping common stitch patterns. Learn how to adapt a favourite pattern to best suit a garment, scarf or shawl. Learn how to plan, map out or improvise a stitch pattern to travel in a dynamic way across your knits.
**Note: this is a theory class that includes some playing with yarn. No specific project will be created, but many many evil plans will emerge!

Level: Adventurous beginner

Skills needed: basic knitting skills, familiarity with working with different stitch patterns, ability to read basic knitting charts

Materials to bring: -notebook/sketchbook and pen or pencil for taking notes
- graph paper
- needles and yarn: light coloured yarn. DK or worsted yarns will make it easier to see stitch patterns - stitch markers, cable needle and any other knitting tools you commonly use
- pencil and eraser
- optional: your favourite stitch patterns. 2-8 st repeats work best

Any "homework"?: optional: collect favourite stitch patterns and bring to class to play with

Class size: 22

How many students is your class suitable for?: 20 to 22 people

Materials to Bring: -notebook/sketchbook and pen or pencil for taking notes
- graph paper
- needles and yarn: light coloured yarn. DK or worsted yarns will make it easier to see stitch patterns - stitch markers, cable needle and any other knitting tools you commonly use
- pencil and eraser
- optional: your favourite stitch patterns. 2-8 st repeats work best

Skills Needed: basic knitting skills
familiarity with working with different stitch patterns
able to read basic knitting charts

Skills Focus In Class: - creative skills
- modifying and adapting stitch patterns

Any "homework"?: optional: collect favourite stitch patterns and bring to class to play with

Approximate Level: adventurous beginner

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