Knitted Toy Design 101
Friday, September 21, 2018
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Tips & Techniques, Toys
Looking to dive into the fun and appealing world of knit toy design but don't know where to start? In this class, we will be covering the basics of how to design your own toy patterns from sketches and pattern writing to construction and embellishments. Learn about what makes for an appealing design, how to translate your design from paper to pattern, and how to add fine details with finishing tips and tricks. I'll be going over all the techniques I use when putting together toy pattern collections for my books! Let's turn your ideas into huggable, lovable, knitted toys! Technique Requirements: Knit/purl; cast on/bind off; increase/decrease; working in the round; easy colorwork; able to read patterns
Bring sketches of the kinds of toys you'd like to make!
Supplies for Class:
• 2 to 3 colors of worsted-weight yarn (50 yards each skein) • Long, circular needles (an appropriate size for worsted weight yarn - sizes 4-6) so we can go over the magic ring technique. • Straight needles (same size as circular needles) • A notepad and pen/pencil • Steel tapestry needle • Scissors • Safety eyes (optional)