Japanese Knitting Patterns: Getting Started
Friday, January 26, 2024
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Session Type:
3-Hour Class
Skill Level:
Gayle Roehm
Knitting, Tips & Techniques, World Traditions
Class Details:

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



Supplies for Class:

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.