New Perspectives on Knitting (NEW!)
Date & Time
Sunday, March 11, 2018, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Broaden your knitting horizon and change your life with StevenBe. This dynamic class is designed to be an amazing opportunity to have fun while learning StevenBe and Westknits’ favorite techniques and 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. Experience the magic of mixology, taking a variety of yarns from different brands, weights, and fiber contents to create a magical and unique accessory or garment. Start with a base pattern from Westknits or StevenBe and learn different methods of creating angles and edges, adding new colors, and combining fibers in unique ways to customize the pattern and truly make it yours. How it works: 1. Each student will begin his or her project in a corner, side, center, or top. 2. You will work on your project with guidance from Steven. 3. This should 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 4. You will be given direction and assignments to enable you to complete your project outside of class. Technique Requirements: Knit/purl; cast on/bind off; increase/decrease
Supplies for Class:
1. A Stephen West or Steven Berg base pattern: Smooth Move, Boneyard, Vertices Unit, Enchanted Mesa, Eyelet Ponchini, Shawl Vest, Holier than Thou, or Silk & Scribbles, or one of our designs of your choosing. 2. Minimum 3 yarns to work with, best to be a variety of weights and/or fiber contents. Several fine strands can be combined in this project. Yarns should be chosen prior to class so we can begin immediately. More yarns can be added during class. 3. A variety of needle sizes will be needed so bring a good selection, even a crochet hook or two.