Shawls, Scarves, and Scharves: Wrap Yourself in Creativity (NEW!)
Date & Time
Saturday, March 10, 2018, 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Broaden your knitting horizon and change your life with StevenBe. This workshop is designed to be an amazing opportunity to have fun while learning Steven’s best tips and tricks. It will set you free from patterns as written and help you feel comfortable making your own modifications and design decisions. Remember: a pattern is only a guideline! Experience the magic of mixology, taking a variety of yarns from different brands, weights, and fiber contents to create magical and unique scharves. Start with a base pattern from StevenBe and learn different methods of creating angles and edges, modifying the shape with modular knitting, adding new colors, and combining fibers in unique ways to customize the pattern and truly make it yours. This workshop will begin with an exercise in knitting to shape without the use of written words. Review of increases, decreases, and short rows to create shape is integral to this step. Each student will begin his or her project in a corner, side, center, or top. This exercise-to-project workshop will be a fun challenge to guide you in thinking outside the box and working creatively. This workshop will leave you comfortable with deviating from the written pattern and making your own design decisions. You will work on your project with guidance from Steven, including a presentation of his favorite tips and tricks. You are encouraged to take copious notes so you can complete your project after the workshop. Technique Requirements: Knit/purl; cast on/bind off; increase/decrease
Supplies for Class:
• A work-in-progress or finished project for show and tell (the desire to be admired is not required—but it is recommended!) • Pen and paper • Base pattern of your choice from the StevenBe repertoire (recommended patterns are Silk N Scribbles, Eyelet Ponchini, Queen of Scharves) • Minimum 3 yarns to work with; we love to experiment with a variety of weights and fiber contents. Yarns should be chosen and wound prior to class so we can begin immediately. Choose a color palette when bringing your stash to make it cohesive. More yarns can be added during class. • A variety of needle sizes will be needed so bring a good selection, even a crochet hook or two is helpful. We highly recommend an interchangeable needle set for this class • A notebook and pen or pencil for taking copious notes • Steven’s goodie bag of most preferred notions, including: • Stitch markers • Stitch holders • Tapestry needles (2 or 3 of varying sizes; sharp, blunt, and large-eye—Chibi is a great choice) • Tape measure (as cute as possible—fun tools are the best tools) • Scissors • The Knit Kit is the perfect solution for gathering all of these notions in one spot. It is StevenBe’s perfect travel companion.