How do you take an idea from inspiration to finished object? There is a place for patterns, and a place for learning to let go of traditional knitting structures and make creative design decisions on your own. This is what we will explore in this class. We’ll start with a source of inspiration and pull colors, textures, and shape together, leaving you with a plan for designing a personal knitting project. Look at the things you do every day as a knitter: basic structures, stitch patterns, color, and design and learn how to “break” those structures, change them, and see how far you can bend them to your will. Technique Requirements: knit/purl, cast on/bind off, an open mind and a willingness to explore
Choose 1-3 sources of inspiration. They can be an image or a small object.
You may wish to have the following on hand in order to try out some of your ideas:
- notebook and pen/pencil for taking notes/sketching/etc.
- (optional) needles: bring a variety of needles you enjoy working with. Gauge will not be important, so a few different sizes that feel good in your hands is more important than specific sizes
- (optional) small amounts of yarn to play with
- (optional) your own stash of favourite knitting tools: stitch markers, cable needle, tapestry needle, tape measure, scissors or snips etc.