New San Francisco PoM & Workshop Classes

I’m excited to announce that I’ve partnered with ImagiKnit to offer monthly project-based classes here in San Francisco. The Project of the Month  (PoM) classes are single-session two-hour classes designed to give you a jump start on making the selected project. Workshopclasses are two or more sessions, and tackle larger projects with more moving parts. Both are designed to get you started on your project as well as give you the knowledge and skills necessary to successfully complete it.

To reserve your spot in a class, call ImagiKnit: 415-621-6642. Got a project you’d like to see featured as a class? Get in touch!

June PoM: The Taina Shawl

Monday June 25, 2018 7-9pm

ImagiKnit Project of the Month, June: Taina Shawl

ImagiKnit Project of the Month, June: Taina ShawlThe Taina Shawl is a triangular shawl begun with just a few stitches in one corner that increases in width across rows of garter stitch and eyelet patterning. Worked until you run out of yarn, it can be as small or large as you like. In class you’ll learn how to read and work the pattern from cast-on to bind off. You’ll learn about kfb increases, yarn overs and their accompanying decreases, as well as how to stay on track and prevent (and fix) mistakes. After working through these skills on a sample swatch, you’ll be all set to start your own Taina!

Prerequisites: Cast on, knit, purl, bind off. Knows how to decrease (k2tog) and increase (any type).

Materials

  • 400-550 yds #1 weight yarn (sock/fingering) for shawl (A)
  • US 6 [4.0 mm] 24-36˝ [60-90 cm] circular needle (note: you do NOT need the larger needle specified in the pattern)
  • Approx. 30 yds of #1 weight scrap yarn (sock/fingering) for class swatch (B)
  • Ruler (preferably metal)
  • Pencil or pen
  • Basic knitting toolkit (scissors, stitch markers, ring markers, tapestry needle, etc)

Homework

Wind project yarn if it is not already in a ball. Make project gauge swatch as follows: With A, cast on 26 stitches. Knit until piece measures 5 inches. Bind off loosely.

July Workshop: The Linaza Shawl

Date: Mondays July 9 and 16, 2018 7-9pm

Workshop: The Linaza Shawl

Workshop: The Linaza Shawl. A shawl in the classic triangular shape, the Linaza is worked in wedges from the center of the long side outward. In this two-session workshop you’ll learn how to begin your Linaza with a garter tab start and shape wedges with strategically placed increases. You’ll learn how to read the instructions and charts for the Laced Arches stitch pattern used along the bottom of the shawl. And you’ll learn how to shape the edging and work the pretty picot bind-off. Along the way we’ll discuss shawl shapes in general, other ways to start, and how to prevent and fix mistakes.

Prerequisites: Cast on, knit, purl, bind off. Knows how to decrease (k2tog) and increase (any type).

Materials

  • 440 yds #2 weight (sock) yarn such as Plymouth Linaza for shawl (A)
  • US 6 [4.0 mm] 24″[ cm] circular needle
  • Approx. 30 yds of #2 weight scrap yarn (sock) for class swatch (B)
  • US 6 [4.0 mm] needle, any type, for class swatch
  • Basic knitting toolkit (scissors, stitch markers, ring markers, tapestry needle, etc)

Homework

Wind project yarn if it is not already in a ball. Make project gauge swatch as follows: With A, cast on 30 stitches. Work in stockinette stitch (knit 1 row, purl 1 row) until piece measures 5 inches. Bind off loosely. Block.


July PoM: The Naomi Shawl

Date: Monday July 23, 2018 7-9pm

ImagiKnit Project of the Month, July: The Naomi Shawl

ImagiKnit Project of the Month, July: The Naomi Shawl

The Naomi shawl is a perfect introduction to lace knitting. A simple lace pattern alternates with bands of stockinette back and forth across a long rectangle. You’ll learn how to read lace instructions, both those written out and in chart form. You’ll learn about stitch and row structure, a great skill that can help keep you on track in a pattern with many rows. And you’ll learn tips and tricks for preventing mistakes and fixing them when they happen.

Prerequisites: Cast on, knit, purl, bind off. Knows how to decrease (k2tog) and increase (any type).

Materials

  • 750 yds #1 weight yarn (sock/fingering) such as Queensland Uluru Rainbow for shawl (A)
  • US 4 [3.5 mm] needle
  • Approx. 30 yds of #1 weight scrap yarn (sock/fingering) for class swatch (B)
  • Basic knitting toolkit (scissors, stitch markers, ring markers, tapestry needle, etc)

Homework

Wind project yarn if not already in a ball. With B, cast on 25 stitches. Knit two rows; set aside.

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