Spontaneous Knitting (NEW!)
Date & Time
Saturday, March 10, 2018, 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Session Type:
3-Hour Class
Skill Level:
Advanced Beginner
Tracy Purtscher
Tips & Techniques
Class Details:
Ready: Grab your needles and yarn Set: Choose a Rule Go: Cast on Spontaneous knitting is just that fast and easy. The only things you need are yarn, needles, and a sense of adventure. In this class, you will learn how to use self-generating stitch patterns to create a dynamic knitted fabric with repeating or evolving patterns. While learning the principles we will make knit/purl textured fabrics as samples. Once the principles are understood, you will have the opportunity to work these self-generating patterns in other types of knitting, such as twisted stitches, stranded colorwork, lace, and slipped stitches. Your options are limited only by your desires. After you are comfortable with the principles laid out in the classwork, we will explore ways in which you can create your own stitch patterns and what to do if the pattern expires and is no longer self-generating. Given how easy it is to knit self-generating stitch patterns without having to follow a written pattern or chart, Spontaneous Knitting is the ultimate comfort knitting with extreme portability. Technique Requirements: Knit/purl; Cast on/bind off; Increase/Decrease; Beginner Lace
Supplies for Class:
Two colors of a smooth worsted weight yarn (for example, Cascade 220) with appropriately size needles (in that case, US size 8). Graph paper and pencil (colored pencils optional). Optional materials for class explorations of self-generating patterns in other types of knitting: One or two colors of smooth yarns in any weight with appropriately sized needles