Top-Down Knitting, Basics and Beyond
Saturday, September 22, 2018
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Session Type:
3-Hour Class
Skill Level:
Isabell Kraemer
Tips & Techniques
Class Details:
You’re confident with basic stitches and construction techniques? In this workshop, I’ll try to guide you through some techniques to expand your skills and take your knitting to the next level. I’ll take you on a (knitting) trip from the top down, a method that enables you to try your sweater on from time to time to check the overall fit while you’re knitting. We’ll discuss different ways of knitting a sweater from the top down and learn some useful tricks.
1: Neckband (starting point for short row use in neck shaping): cast on 60 sts and join to knit in the round. Work 4 rounds in 1x1 Rib (k1, p1), then knit 1 round. Stitches should be left 'live' on the needle to be able to work from this point. 2: 2 tiny rectangles: provisionally cast on 10 sts for each of the rectangles and work 10 rows in Stockinette stitch. Stitches should be left 'live' on the needle (or holder/scrap yarn).
Supplies for Class:
Notebook and pen, knitting yarn and matching circular and double pointed needles (dk or worsted weight will work best), safety pins or locking stitch markers, darning needle, crochet hook (same size as knitting needles) and some waste yarn.