Whether you’re learning from scratch or picking up where you left off years ago, this lively course will have you knitting, purling, and showing off your work in six short weeks:
Week 1 Getting started. How to cast on and cast off, basic stitches and combinations, knitting your first squares.
Week 2 Developing. Knitting terms and simple patterns, more complex stitches and combinations, first knitting project.
Week 3 Adding and subtracting. Increasing and decreasing stitches, buttonholes, picking up stitches, tension.
Week 4 Using texture. Experiment with various kinds of yarn and different size needles to create special effects.
Week 5 Color. Using two or more colors including bands and ribs of color, threading or intarsia, shading, creating pattern blocks.
Week 6 Finishing like a pro. Pressing, sewing, adjustments, your next project.
Supplies: Participants will need to bring with them:
- Their own pair of knitting needles (size 4mm)
- Notebook and pen/pencil
- 4+ balls of double knit (DK or 8-ply) yarn. One should be in a contrasting color (plain or shaded) and one in a different texture (for instance cotton, linen, chenille. faux fur, tinsel/glitter effect, ribbon). This contrasting yarn can be chunky, Aran/worsted or lace weight.
About the Instructor
Deborah Hunter learned to knit when she was was very young and developed a special fondness for Aran and fair isle styles of knitting. Currently she is engaged in creating sample knits for a prestigious Parisian wool company. She loves to share her passion with others.