A Sampler of Japanese Techniques and Tips
Saturday, December 2, 2023
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Session Type:
2-Hour Class
Skill Level:
Gayle Roehm
Knitting, World Traditions
Class Details:

Japanese knitting patterns often include an interesting and useful technique. This class will introduce you to a grab bag of techniques from Japanese patterns or technique books. The techniques aren't exclusively Japanese, but you'll probably find them useful additions to your skill set. We'll work through: two tubular cast-ons; a vertical buttonhole; Japanese crocheted bobbles; and a couple of variations on the three-needle bindoff. (This class doesn't cover how to read Japanese patterns.)

Technique Requirements: knit/purl, cast on/bind off, increase/decrease, have knit a few accessories, beginner crochet


Please make two swatches: using medium-weight yarn (worsted to DK weight suggested), cast on 20 stitches and work in stockinette for 10 to 14 rows. Don't bind off; leave this swatch on a holder. With yarn of the same weight in another color, make another swatch in the same way and leave it on another holder.

Supplies for Class:

Small amounts of yarn for swatching and appropriately sized needles; I suggest sport to worsted weight and size US 5 to US 8 needles; one or two crochet hooks.