Understand Your Knitting

3-6 class hours.

Become a more informed and proficient knitter. Acquire a better understanding of stitch anatomy and fabric, try new working methods (English? Continental? Combination?), and add more tools to your skill and technique toolbox. You’ll learn several ways to cast-on, how to join new yarn and weave in ends as you go, and some simple seaming techniques. With a better understanding of your knit fabric and ways to produce it, you’ll feel more confident tackling your next knitting project!

Know Before You Show

Cast on, knit, purl, bind off; incs/decs, follow written pattern instructions.

Materials 

  • 50 yds each #4 or 5 weight (worsted to chunky) yarn, two in light or bright colors, A and B.
  • US 7 [4.5 mm] needles, or size appropriate for yarn
  • ruler, preferably metal
  • basic knitting supplies (scissors, tapestry needle, markers, etc)

Homework

Swatch 1: With A, cast on 16 stitches. Beginning with WS row, work 19 rows stockinette stitch. Bind off.

Swatch 2: With B, cast on 16 stitches. Beginning with WS row, work 19 rows stockinette stitch. Bind off.

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