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
Beginning pattern reading
Basic Increases - yo, kf&b
Basic decreases - k2tog, ssk, p2tog, ssp
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
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.