In this class you will learn the basics of knitting which includes casting on, knitting, purling, casting off, weaving in your ends, and finishing. This is the perfect class if you have never knitted, or if it has been years since you last picked up needles and you just need a refresher! You will be getting started on a scarf called the Easy Mistake Stitch Scarf. Consisting of knits and purls, the mistake rib stitch is a great beginner stitch. Super easy to remember, the stitch pattern is just a one row repeat, perfect for enjoyable knitting that you don't have to think much about. The mistake rib stitch produces a lofty, squishy fabric and though it may look complicated, it’s surprisingly easy to knit!
YARN Two skeins of Snuggle, an alpaca blend yarn, are needed for the scarf and are included in the fee for the class. All you have to do is choose the color you'd like to use! Click the link to see larger yarn color images, then select the color of your choice when checking out. Keep in mind that stitches are easier to see with lighter colored yarns.
NEEDLES You will need to bring US Size 11 – 8.0 mm Knitting Needles. Bamboo or wood needles are great choices for beginners. Knitting stitches don't slide off the needles as easily, and they are very comfortable to work with. You will also need a large eye yarn needle for weaving in ends. Or click Needles option when checking out and they will be provided for you when you arrive at class.
KNITTER'S POCKET GUIDE Nice to have, but not necessary for class is the Knitter's Pocket Guide (see last picture). It is a laminated handy reference guide to needles, yarns, and stitching techniques, including helpful hints on joining new yarn, changing colors in the middle of a row, picking up dropped stitches, ripping back, and more! There is an option to purchase this guide, if you wish.
CLASS TIME Two hours on two different days with time in between to practice what you've learned.