Knit Nerdism (NEW!)
Sunday, January 27, 2019
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Inspiration, Tips & Techniques
It’s a funny thing about knitters: A disproportionate number of us love to geek out about the technical aspects of what we do, but just how much of that stuff do we actually know when it comes to the finer details of the whys and wherefores? And most people would argue, why does it matter anyway?
This class looks at the fundamental aspects of what makes knitting work, on a quantum level. Well, maybe not quite quantum, but very small.
We’ll be looking at the importance of stitch mount, what it means, and why it matters—front legs, back legs, left ones, right ones, leading, trailing, any kinds of leg you can think of—what they do, and how we can use simple mnemonics to bend them to our will. Twisting a stitch? You’ll be surprised learn it doesn’t happen as often as people think it does, and it certainly doesn’t happen WHEN people say it does; symmetry is a word that has several ways of being interpreted. It’s always good to know the right way in any given situation.
True perfection in your knitting can only come as a result of truly understanding the simple building blocks of our favourite fibre craft. Intrigued? Come and explore Knit Nerdism with me, and all will be revealed.
Technique Requirements: Knit/purl; cast on/bind off; increase/decrease; chart reading; have knit a few accessories; easy colorwork
Supplies to Bring:
Materials Fee (to Be Paid Directly to the Teacher):