Learn to Knit Marathon – 4 Sessions


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4 Sessions
Saturdays– March 23, March 30, April 6, April 13  1pm – 4pm
Instructor: Sandra VanBurkleo
Location: Artisan Knitworks
Skill Level: Beginners or advanced beginners, ages 15 and above

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In this four-part workshop, you will learn knitting basics in one long beginning session, and then meet three more times weekly to learn a variety of wonderful stitch patterns. 

You will emerge with either a collection of cotton washcloths or the beginning of a woolie blanket (or shawl, or scarf, as you choose).  

We start on Saturday, March 23, from 1:00 to about 4:00; you’ll learn basics – casting on (several ways), knitting, purling, beginning pattern reading, and casting off. You also will have the beginnings of two simple squares.  Then, for three more weeks, we make additional squares in beautiful pattern stitches, building toward increased complexity.

We’ll also show you how to use a stitch dictionary to augment the designs given in class.  The main learning tool in this workshop will be a fabulous new book, INCLUDED WITH TUITION, which has basic knitting instructions and more than a dozen washcloth or blanket square patterns.  Advanced beginners also can benefit; you will learn, e.g., how to block pieces of knitting and how to join pieces neatly, in addition to a large number of advanced pattern stitches.  We will emphasize the so-called English knitting method, but you’ll also be exposed to Continental knit stitches, which are particularly appealing to crocheters.       

Materials:  About 200 yards (100 grams) worsted weight smooth, solid or tonal wool, wool blend, or cotton.  Size 8 or 9 needles, 16 or 24 inch circular (or straight).  Tape measure.  Possible yarns:  Plymouth Encore, Berroco Vintage worsted, Blue Sky Woolstok, Malbrigo Rios, Berroco Pima, Juniper Moon Cumulus, King Cole Drifter.  

Homework:  None.  But let us know by e-mail ([email protected]) whether you are left or right-handed. 

For most classes, we hope you’ll use our beautiful yarns! We offer a 10% discount on full-priced materials to be used in the class.

*For stash-buster classes, you surely may use your own yarns mixed with ours.

All classes include detailed handouts or (as relevant) printed patterns.

Classes may require a minimum number of participants; if Artisan Knitworks or the instructor has to cancel full refund (check) or store credit will be offered.

If you have to cancel your class registration within 7 days of the event,  Artisan Knitworks offers a choice between 120% of your class fee for in-store merchandise, registration in another listed class, or a refund check for the amount paid.  We cannot offer these choices within the 7-day window.


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