Just Swatch (EXCLUSIVE!)
Friday, September 21, 2018
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Session Type:
3-Hour Class
Skill Level:
Advanced Beginner
Anna Maltz
Tips & Techniques
Class Details:
Swatching is undeniably a good idea before embarking on larger knitted projects, yet some of us do it and some of us don’t. This class is aimed at those who are trying to get a handle on successful swatching for better final results in their garments. It is also for those who are mystified by why you would swatch, because their gauge always changes anyway. It will guide you through the ins and outs of swatching, from casting on through blocking and measuring gauge with an emphasis on tailoring your approach to swatching based on what (and how) you plan to knit, whether flat or in the round. Skills covered: - understanding the function and benefits of swatching - tailoring your approach to swatching based on what you plan to knit - swatching flat and in the round - blocking your swatch - correctly measuring gauge Technique Requirements: Have experience knitting in the round
Supplies for Class:
• DK/worsted weight yarn in 2 contrasting, but harmonious colors. At least 50gr of each. Go for 100% wool, ideally not superwash—you want something a little “sticky.” • US 8/5mm DPNs or circular needles long enough for magic loop (depending on personal preference and existing knowledge—aka it’s not a good time to try magic loop for the first time!). If you bring DPNs, you should also bring a pair of US 8/5mm straight needles. Bring a range of sizes from US 6/4mm to US 10/6mm, if you want to adjust needle size during class. • pencil • scissors • ruler or tape measure