Friday, January 12, 2018, 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM


Franklin Habit


Session Type:

3-Hour Class

Skill Level:



Franklin Habit



Class Details:

Hand embroidery is the perfect complement to hand knitting. With a little help from your tapestry needle, simple projects become splendid, and the beauties of complex work are enhanced and revealed in new and exciting ways. In this sequel to Embroider Your Knitting, students move beyond the basics into freestyle work, methods of pattern transfer, choosing stitches that suit your vision, and—of course—a few new fancy stitches to add to the repertoire! Please note that this class has an additional materials fee of $5.

Technique Requirements: Having previously completed Embroider Your Knitting: Level I or equivalent fluency in basic hand embroidery stitches (including catch stitches, French and bullion knots). Fluency in the basic techniques of knitting; completion prior to class of a simple homework assignment.


Use a smooth, strong, worsted- or sport-weight yarn (i.e., HiKoo Simpliworsted, Lorna’s Laces Shepherd Worsted, Cascade 220, Cascade 220 Sport, Universal Yarn Deluxe Worsted, Valley Yarns Northampton) in a white or a light solid or semi-solid color. Make one swatch as follows: With needles that will give you a gauge of about 5 (with worsted) to 6 (with sport) sts to the inch in stockinette st, CO 56 sts. Rows 1-6: knit. Row 7 (WS): K4, p48, k4. Rep rows 6–7 25 times. Rows 58–63: Knit. Bind off. If time permits, block swatch. (Blocking highly recommended, but not required.)

Supplies to Bring:

Completed homework assignment. At least two balls (partial balls are fine) of fingering-weight yarn in solid or semi-solid colors that contrast strongly with the yarn used to complete the homework assignment. Feel free to bring odd balls left in your stash from sock knitting! Tapestry needle. Scissors.

Materials Fee (to Be Paid Directly to the Teacher):