Class Session 1: Saturday 9 am to 10 am
Ana Campos is the yarn dyer and designer behind Toil & Trouble. In this short session, learn how to add some textural elements to your knit fabric with different stitches. We will learn how to add texture with slipped stitches, to knit bobbles, and the Estonian button stitch.
Provisional Cast On and Grafting
Join Jen Heinlein, Master Knitter and owner of Sage Yarn, and learn how to graft your knitting for lovely invisible seams. In this session, learn how to do a crochet provisional cast on, and how to use Kitchener stitch to join the ends of a flat piece of knitting. Materials TBD.
Crochet Details for Knitters
Erica Smith is bi-craftual, being both a skilled knitter and crocheter. In this session, learn how to add beautiful crochet edges to your knitting. You will learn how to add a single crochet edge (useful for adding weight to garment edges), a picot edge, and a scalloped edge. Bring a finished 8" by 8" stockinette stitch square in worsted weight yarn, extra yarn (matching or contrast), and crochet hook ranging from 4 to 5 mm.
Class Session 2: Saturday 10:30 am to 11:30 am
Portuguese Knitting Clinic
Ana Campos is the yarn dyer and designer behind Toil & Trouble. In this short session, learn how to knit Portuguese style. We will cover two ways to do the Portuguese knit stitch, and the very easy Portuguese purl - all with the flick of your thumb. Portuguese knitting is more efficient and easier on your joints, so it can help reduce strain and fatigue.
Cabling without a Cable Needle
Celeste Young is a Master Knitter and author of Knits of a Feather. Join her in this session to learn how to knit cables without using a cable needle. This technique will speed up your cable knitting and make it less finicky!
Japanese Motifs Crochet Clinic
Erica Smith is bi-craftual, being both a skilled knitter and crocheter. In this session, learn how to create captivating Japanese motifs and how to assemble them. You will learn the magic loop method, the secret to discrete color changes, and quick join techniques. Materials TBD.
Class Session 3: Saturday 2 pm to 5 pm
Drop-Spindle and Art Yarn with The Spun Monkey
Shannon Herrick is the fiber expert behind The Spun Monkey, an indie yarn company specializing both in hand-spun and hand-dyed yarns. In this workshop, Shannon will cover different spinning fibers, give you an overview of spinning and plying techniques, and teach you how to spin your own yarn using the drop-spindle technique. She will also cover the basic concepts of spinning art yarns and incorporating fun materials into your spinning.
The Perfect Sweater with Julia Farwell-Clay
Julia Farwell-Clay is a knitwear designer, known for her garments full of variety, color, and graphic details. In this class, Julia will teach you how to be the boss of your pattern, to make design modifications to insure a flattering result. You will take accurate measurements of your body, discuss strategic amounts of ease and proportion, and learn about modifications such as short row shaping and customized sleeve caps. Using her Folly Cove sweater pattern as a example, you will leave prepared to knit sweaters that fit beautifully!
Intro to Steeking with Jen Heinlein
Jen Heinlein is a master knitter and owner of Sage Yarn in Falmouth, MA. Jen will teach you how to fearlessly take scissors to your knitting and cut it up - on purpose. Learn the basics of steeking, such as adding extra stitches to your project, reinforcing the seams, the actual cutting (gulp!) and reinforcing the ends.
Colorwork Intensive with Celeste Young
Celeste Young is a colorwork specialist and author of Knits of a Feather. In this workshop, Celeste will teach you three techniques for creating multicolored projects: mosaic knitting, stranded colorwork, and intarsia. You will leave with a sample piece covering each technique, and a pattern by Celeste.