Are you ready to expand your knitting skills and techniques? Whether you have recently learned to knit or have been knitting for a while, this two-session class is for you. Receive expert guidance in the following skills: various decrease and increase methods, various cast-ons and bind-offs, joining yarn, and reading patterns and charts. Perhaps the most important skill students will be taught is how to unpick stitches (un-knit or "tink"). Knowing how to correct mistakes is one of the most essential tools a knitter can possess. Other techniques may also be covered, depending on available time and student interest. Before taking this class students should be proficient with the knit and purl stitch. Please note that students will need to prepare a swatch to bring to the first class.
Date: Saturday May 19 & 26, 2018
Time: 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Instructor: Mike Gardner
- 1 skein of worsted wt yarn in a light, solid colour
- 5 mm knitting needles (straight or circular)
- extra remnant yarn & needles
- scissors, darning needle, crochet hook, stitch markers (ring & locking)
- Before class you will need to prepare a swatch as follows:
Cast on 30 sts
Row 1 to 5: Knit
Row 6: Purl
Row 7: Knit
Repeat rows 6 & 7 until swatch measures 3" from cast on
Leave your stitches on the needle or place on a holder or waste yarn.