Are you interested in trying your hand at a Japanese knitting pattern that doesn’t have a translation? Japanese patterns are presented in a graphic format, with drawings and charts that knitters can decipher without knowing the language. In this two-hour class, we cover the basics of understanding such a pattern. You’ll learn where to find important information such as gauge, needle size and shaping. You’ll also learn a few key vocabulary words and basic stitch symbols. We’ll discuss where to get help when you encounter something unfamiliar. If time permits, we’ll practice a swatch to strengthen your chart-reading skills.
Technique Requirements: knit/purl, cast on/bind off, increase/decrease, working in the round, chart reading, have knit a whole garment, basic finishing techniques, advanced finishing techniques, MUST be comfortable knitting from charts
Yarn for swatching (sport to worsted weight recommended) and needles of an appropriate size for the yarn; note-taking materials. Please note that swatching is only if time permits.