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Knitting Bootcamp 1: Week 2

  • The Twisted Skein 4609 New Horizon Blvd, #3. Bakersfield, CA, 93313 (map)

This 10 week course is for those who have never knit, but always wanted to, or those who have tried to knit in the past but need more help and for those who have knit for years but want to refine their skills. Class begins on October 4th (this is an update from the original start date of September 20th) and meets every from 5:30-7:30 pm Thursdays through December 20th, breaking for Thanksgiving.

These are the skills that you will learn in this class:

  • Basic stitches - Long tail CO, knit, purl, BO

  • Knitting nomenclature (abbreviations)

  • Basic stitch patterns - garter, Stockinette stitch, ribbing, seed stitch, beginning lace

  • Blocking

  • Beginning pattern reading

  • Basic Increases - yo, kf&b

  • Basic decreases - k2tog, ssk, p2tog, ssp

  • Fixing mistakes

  • Spit splicing yarn

  • Gauge and tension

  • Beginning chart reading

  • Converting a written pattern to a chart

  • Tools used for knitting

  • Yarn weights, fibers and characteristics

  • Substituting yarn

Materials: The class fee includes course materials, which will be provided at the first class meeting and include yarn, knitting needles, tapestry needles, crochet hooks, cable needles, embroidery scissors, stitch markers, needle gauge, rulers, labels, page protectors and handouts.

Additional materials will be available from The Twisted Skein at the students' discretion, though ample supplies are included in the kit.

Students should bring a 4" binder, pencil/pen and paper for notes.

Earlier Event: October 9
Knitting Bootcamp 2: Week 9
Later Event: October 16
Knitting Bootcamp 2: Week 10