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