Saturday March 25th, 2017, 10am-12pm (2 hours)
On the Edge (12 students Maximum)
Skill level: advanced beginner/intermediate
Description: Struggling with too-tight edges? Can't get your mittens on? Garment necklines too tight? This session will show you key techniques for ensuring stretchy edges: a variety of flexible cast ons, some very helpful bind offs, and tips for making them easier and better. (You'll never run out of tail on your long tail cast on again!) We'll also talk about how to make the side edges of your pieces better, whether for one-piece items like scarves, or for pieces that are to be sewn up.
Materials required: 4.5mm/US #7 needles and scrap yarn in a light color.
Saturday March 25th, 2017, 12:30pm-3:30pm (3 hours)
Socks 101 (10 students Maximum)
Skill level: advanced beginner/intermediate - knitters must be comfortable with knit, purl, ribbing and decreasing; some experience working in the round is preferable but not absolutely required
Description: Learn how to make top-down socks on double-pointed needles. Starting with a mini “training sock”, we teach you everything you need to know to knit socks - from working in the round to turning the heel to shaping the toe. Once you’ve mastered the mini, we get you started on your first full-size sock.
Materials required - store or students to supply: 4 or 4.5mm/US #7 dpns and some scrap aran or worsted weight yarn in a light color