The Long and the Short of It: Comparing Short Rows with Patty Lyons

Short rows are an amazing addition to your knitting tool box. They can change the shape of a garment, make wedges, even turn your knitting into a three-dimensional object. But there’s more than one way to work that magic. In this workshop we will explore five short row methods: The wrap and turn, yarnover, Japanese, German and Twin Stitch. We’ll discuss why you might use one method over another. We’ll explore how to make this decision not only based on your pattern, but what type of knitter you are. And with all of my classes, you’ll walk away not memorizing, but seeing, because you understand the why! In other words, we’ll explore the long and short of it!
Skill Prerequisite
Must know how to cast on, knit, purl, bind off, and work these in a pattern without supervision. Basic understanding of what a short row is and how it works. Knowledge of one short row method helpful, but not required.

Materials List 
Yarn: Aran to chunky weight yarn in a light color and a contrasting color (so it’s easy to see the stitches). No variegated yarn. Needles – Appropriate to yarn. Notions – locking stitch markers or coil less safety pins.

Homework: Cast on 17 stitches and work stockinette stitch for 1 inch, ending ready to work a RS row. Please review this intro video to familiarize yourself with the concept of short rows -

Big Box of Knitting Fails Lecture!! with Patty Lyons

Professional knitting teachers and knitwear designer never make mistakes in their knitting, right, RIGHT? Well . . . welcome to Patty’s Big Box of Knitting Fails, a sometimes educational, sometimes enlightening, always hilarious exploration of the knitting tragedies that befall us all!

Don’t leave Patty hanging, come with your own tragic tales and be ready to “testify”

Colour Play
A Colour Theory Primer & Yarn Tasting Party with Felicia Lo

SweetGeorgia is all about passionate, relentless, and unapologetic colour. Over the years we’ve found that people really want to enjoy colour but are hesitant to experiment because they worry about making the wrong colour choices. Knitting takes a big investment of time, money, and energy, so there is added pressure to choose the “right” colours.

This workshop will walk you through the basics of working with colour and help you feel more confident about creating your own palettes and colour combinations for your projects. We will play, sample, test knit, and combine different colours and textures based on a variety of inspirations and then find different ways to knit them together to produce unique results.

Skill level: All

Bring your own knitting needles to knit a range of gauges, an interchangeable set would be a good idea (need needle sizes between about 3.5 mm to 8 mm, depending on how many strands of yarn are held together)
Notebook and pen to create palettes and make notes about observations
Cell phone camera (optional)

Yarnography: Photographing Textiles with Felicia Lo

This presentation is all about helping you take better photographs of your textiles. If you have ever wanted to take a photo of your yarn, your spinning fibre, your skein of handspun or a sweater that you knit, I'm excited to help you improve your skills with photography and specifically with the challenges of taking photos of yarn and things made from yarn. We'll talk about ways to take photos that are more accurate colour-wise, more effective composition-wise, and that will help you capture your creative efforts beautifully.