Have you admired Japanese knitting patterns and wanted to try your hand at knitting one? A Japanese pattern comes in a graphic format, with drawings and charts that knitters can decipher without knowing a word of the language. This three-hour class covers the basics of understanding such a pattern. Using an actual pattern (with permission from the publisher), you’ll learn to find important information such as gauge, needle size, and shaping. You’ll also learn key vocabulary words and basic stitch symbols. For practice with charted stitch patterns, you’ll swatch the sample pattern. We’ll discuss where to get help when you encounter something unfamiliar, and how to modify a one-size Japanese pattern for a custom fit.
Technique Requirements: You should have knit at least one sweater, and you should be comfortable working from charts.
Supplies for Class:
Yarn for swatching (sport to worsted weight) and needles of appropriate size for the yarn; basic supplies such as snips, tapestry needle, cable needle; note-taking materials.
Materials Fee (to Be Paid Directly to the Teacher):