Filtering by: Wednesday evening

Mar
20
5:30 PM17:30

Clare Devine - Sock Knitting Toolkit

Love knitting socks but want to experiment with some new techniques to add a new level of finesse to your projects – this workshop is the perfect space to extend your sock knitting toolkit. This jam-packed workshop will leave you feeling inspired and ready to tackle some new sock patterns while banishing all those little niggles that often leave you feeling lacklustre about the finished object. 

We will cover cast-on and cast/bind-off techniques best for both toe-up and top down socks, hints and tips for a neater finish to your socks including gapless gussets and neater no “donkey ear” toes. There will be plenty of large group discussion, time for practising new knitting techniques and small group demonstrations.

Level: Adventurous beginner onwards

Skills needed: Some knowledge of sock knitting – ideally you will have completed one or two sock projects. Knit, purl, knit in the round (DPNS or magic loop)

Materials to bring: DK yarn to knit samples – choose a light, solid coloured, tightly spun and smooth yarn with a high natural fibre content. This is an ideal time to use up odds and ends in stash. 
3.5mm / US 4 - 3.75mm / US 5 needles

Any "homework"?: none

Class size: 15

Extra note: This class takes place on Wednesday EVENING!

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Mar
20
5:30 PM17:30

Donna Smith - Making the Cut

Take the fear out of knitting steeks and cutting your knitting! During the class Donna will discuss various ways of knitting steeks and finishing work once it has been cut. You will knit a small piece of Fair Isle with a steek and then will cut it at the end. You will also pick up stitches at the edge of the steek. There will be some examples of finished garments knitted using steeks on display.

Level: Intermediate

Skills needed: Need to know how knit in the round. Experience in knitting with more than one colour at one time would be an advantage.

Materials to bring: Set of 3 - 4 DPNs size 3mm, 3.57 mm or 4.0 mm
- Small sharp scissors
- Tapestry needle

Any "homework"?: none

Class size: 12

Note: This class also runs on Thursday afternoon.
Extra note: This class takes place on Wednesday EVENING!

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Mar
20
5:30 PM17:30

Maddie Harvey - Choose Colour!

This is a playful class where we will experiment with colour and texture to create colourful working swatches. After the class, students can use these swatches as reference points for their next multi-coloured project.
Beginning with some colour theory, we will explore different colour combinations through the use of striping, textured stitches, lace patterning, fading and more. We will also experiment with holding yarns double to create marled effects and try out combinations of speckled and variegated yarns.

Level: Adventurous beginner/intermediate

Skills needed: Basic knitting skills: knit, purl, casting on and off. Useful but not essential: able to knit lace patterns and read a chart

Materials to bring: Small amounts of different yarns (leftover yarn would be perfect!) in a variety of colours and if you have them, in different weights and textures (eg lace-weight, brushed mohair etc).
If possible, a variety of needle sizes, but if not, then needles to match the weight of yarn (eg 3.75 mm for fingering-weight yarn).
Pencil/pen
Smart phone – we will be photographing yarn combinations, so a smartphone or camera will be useful but not essential.

Any "homework"?: none

Class size: 10

Extra note: This class takes place on Wednesday EVENING!

 

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Mar
20
5:30 PM17:30

Julie Dubreux - My Dream Sweater

Create your own sweater that fits your body shape and suits your fashion sense. 
Learn about top-down raglan sweater construction and proportions, and how to shape a sweater that is just right to make you feel good!

Level: Intermediate

Skills needed: Students should be able to knit in the round, and increase / decrease

Materials to bring: DK weight yarn, 4 and 4.5mm circular needles, stitch markers

Any "homework"?: none

Class size: 20

Note: This class also runs on Thursday morning.
Extra note: This class takes place on Wednesday EVENING!

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Mar
20
5:30 PM17:30

Bristol Ivy - Short Rows

Short rows are a very handy way to add shaping to your knitting in both conventional and unexpected ways. Use them to turn a heel on a sock, better tailor a garment to your shape, or add un-expected twists and turns to accessories. In this class, we’ll discuss the mechanics of short rows, try out different short row techniques, and think about when and where to use them. Experience needed: decreasing.

Level: Advanced beginner

Skills needed: Students should be familiar with decreases

Materials to bring: Smooth, non-haloed, light-colored worsted weight (heavy DK/8-ply) yarn and appropriate needles (approx 4-5mm).

Any "homework"?: Students should cast on 30 stitches and work about an inch in stocking stitch prior to class, ending ready to work a RS row.

Class size: 19

Extra note: This class takes place on Wednesday EVENING!

 

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