Apr
8
9:00 am09:00

River Colors Studio - Cleveland, Ohio

Most knitting patterns will finish up by saying block to measurements. But what does that mean? And should you steam block? Wet block? What about blocking lace versus blocking cables, or texture, or stockinette? Should you block before seaming or after? We’ll talk about different options for different fiber, garment, and fabric types, and then get some hands-on experience with blocking different swatches and some finished items.

Materials and homework:

Students will be provided with a pattern for a lace swatch prior to class. Please bring that, worked in any yarn, and any project that you’d like to block. We’ll talk about your options!

Sign up for class here!

Apr
8
1:00 pm13:00

River Colors Studio - Cleveland, Ohio

Reading Your Knitting

Tired of tick marks and spreadsheets of when to work what shaping when? Picked up a project after a few weeks (or months, or years) away, and have no idea where you are in the pattern? Being able to look at your needles and know at a glance what’s going on is one of the most empowering things a knitter can know. In this class, we’ll go over the basics of stitch construction and knitting comprehension so you can gain confidence in your work on the needles.

Materials Needed:

  • You’ll need smooth, non-haloed worsted weight yarn and appropriate needles.
  • Please bring any languishing projects that are waiting for you to figure out where you left off--we’ll use them as class examples.

Sign up for class here

Apr
9
9:00 am09:00

River Colors Studio - Cleveland, Ohio

Short Rows

Short rows are a very handy way to add shaping to your knitting in both conventional and unexpected ways. Use them to turn a heel on a sock, better tailor a garment to your shape, or add unexpected twists and turns to accessories. In this class, we’ll discuss the mechanics of short rows, try out different short row techniques, and think about when and where to use them.

Experience Needed: Decreasing

Materials Needed and Homework:

  • You’ll need smooth, non-haloed worsted weight yarn and appropriate needles.
  • Students should cast on 30 stitches and work about an inch in stockinette prior to class.

Sign up for class here

Apr
9
1:00 pm13:00

River Colors Studio - Cleveland, Ohio

Knitting Outside the Box

One of the most interesting and best parts about knitting is the huge variety of patterns available. But where does the inspiration for those patterns come from? In this class, we’ll talk about different forms of inspiration and different ways of thinking about knitting, and then explore methods and theory to bring those ideas to reality. This is a great class if you’re interested in designing, or just want to experiment with all the possibilities knitting has to offer! Must be comfortable with stitch patterns, and have a willingness to experiment and play.

Materials Needed:

  • A pencil and sketchbook
  • Scrap yarn and needles for swatching ideas
  • any items/photos/tearsheets that inspire you

Sign up for class here!


Sep
16
Sep 18

WEBS Fall Knitting Retreat - Amherst, Massachusetts

I'll be hanging out at the first annual WEBS Fall Knitting Retreat, teaching Reading Your Knitting and Finishing Techniques, and playing marco polo in the warehouse of WEBS after hours.  Registration is now full, but you can sign up here to be on the waiting list!

Jul
31
Aug 6

New England Fiber Arts Retreat at Medomak

I'm headed back upta camp for my sixth year teaching at Medomak! This year we'll be working on Finishing Techniques, Brioche both beginning and intermediate, and Darning, along with lots of other classes in spinning, weaving, natural dyeing, mushroom dyeing, felting. . . you name it! Find out more and sign up on the Medomak website here!

May
22
1:00 pm13:00

Woolwinders - Rockville, Maryland

Blocking

Most knitting patterns will finish up by saying “block to measurements”. But what does that mean? And should you steam block? Wet block? What about blocking lace versus blocking cables, or texture, or stockinette? Should you block before seaming or after? We’ll talk about different options for different fiber, garment, and fabric types, and then get some hands-on experience with blocking different swatches and some finished items. 

Materials and homework: Students will be provided with a pattern for a lace swatch prior to class. Please bring that, worked in any yarn, and any project that you’d like to block. We’ll talk about your options!

Find out more and sign up for the class on Woolwinder's website here!

May
22
9:00 am09:00

Woolwinders - Rockville, Maryland

Finishing Techniques

So you’ve knit all the pieces of a sweater. . . now what? We’ll explore different seaming and finishing techniques such as mattress stitch, grafting, weaving in ends, and more, to make your knitting look as fabulous as it deserves.  

Experience level: none.  

Materials and homework: Please bring projects that need finishing or polishing, as well as four swatches: two 4” x 4” squares of stockinette stitch and two 4” x 4” squares of garter stitch, one each bound off and the other of each left live.

Find out more and sign up for the class on Woolwinder's website here!

May
21
1:00 pm13:00

Woolwinders - Rockville, Maryland

Short Rows

Short rows are a very handy way to add shaping to your knitting in both conventional and unexpected ways. Use them to turn a heel on a sock, better tailor a garment to your shape, or add unexpected twists and turns to accessories. In this class, we’ll discuss the mechanics of short rows, try out different short row techniques, and think about when and where to use them. 

Experience needed: decreasing

Materials and homework: Smooth, non-haloed worsted weight yarn and appropriate needles. Students should cast on 30 stitches work about an inch in stockinette prior to class.

Find out more and sign up for the class on Woolwinder's website here!

May
21
9:00 am09:00

Woolwinders - Rockville, Maryland

Introduction to Brioche

Brioche is an easy stitch that creates a lush, drapey, warm fabric. In this class we’ll learn the basic principles of working brioche flat and in the round, and increasing and decreasing in pattern, and get started on knitting the Hey, Little Songbird pattern. 

Experience needed: knitting, purling, increasing, decreasing.

Materials and homework: Approximately 70 yards of worsted weight yarn and US 7 needles for swatching and practicing and 800 yards of sportweight/DK yarn and US 10 1⁄2 needles for the stole.

Find out more and sign up for the class on Woolwinder's website here!

Mar
16
6:00 pm18:00

YAK - Brighton, UK

Introduction to Brioche

Brioche is an versatile stitch that creates a lush, drapey, warm fabric. In this 3 hour workshop you will learn the basic principles of working brioche flat and in the round. You will learn how to increase and decrease in pattern and will get started on knitting one of Bristol’s wrap patterns, Hey Little Song Bird.

Participants must be able to knit, purl, increase & decrease.

Please bring with you:
Approximately 65 meters (70 yards) of worsted weight yarn and 4.50 mm (US7) needles for swatching and practicing.
Plus, 730 meters (800 yards) of sport or DK weight yarn and 6.50 mm (US10 1/2) needles for the stole.

Find out more and sign up for the class on YAK's website here!

Mar
15
6:00 pm18:00

YAK - Brighton, UK

Reading Your Knitting

This is an invaluable workshop for beginners and intermediate knitters alike.

Tired of tick marks and speadsheets of when to work what shaping when? Picked up a project after a few weeks (or months, or years) away, and have no idea where you are in the pattern? Being able to look at your needles and know at a glance what’s going on is one of the most empowering things a knitter can know. In this class, we’ll go over the basics of stitch construction and knitting comprehension so you can gain confidence in your work on the needles.

Please bring with you:
Smooth, non-haloed worsted weight yarn and appropriate needles. Please also bring any languishing projects that are waiting for you to figure out where you left off–we’ll use them as class examples!

Find out more and sign up for the class on YAK's website here!

Mar
14
5:30 pm17:30

Baa Ram Ewe - Leeds, UK

Tired of tick marks and spreadsheets of when to work what shaping when? Picked up a project after a few weeks (or months, or years) away, and have no idea where you are in the pattern? Being able to look at your needles and know at a glance what’s going on is one of the most empowering things a knitter can know. In this class, we’ll make a start on the In August, Away cowl pattern and use it to help understand the basics of stitch construction and knitting comprehension so you can gain confidence in your work on the needles.

 Skills needed are being able to increase, decrease, and have at least a basic familiarity with charts or knitting lace.
 

Materials and homework: 4.5 mm needles. We will provide one hank of our lovely dovestone dk. Please also bring any languishing projects that are waiting for you to figure out where you left off--we’ll use them as class examples!

 

Find out more and sign up for the class on Baa Ram Ewe's website here

Mar
13
11:00 am11:00

Loop - Islington, London, UK

Knitting Outside the Box

One of the most interesting and best parts about knitting is the huge variety of patterns available. But where does the inspiration for those patterns come from?

In this class, we’ll talk about different forms of inspiration and different ways of thinking about knitting, and then explore methods and theory to bring those ideas to reality. This is a great class if you’re interested in designing, or just want to experiment with all the possibilities knitting has to offer!

Experience needed: you need to be comfortable with stitch patterns, and have a willingness to experiment and play.

You will need: A pencil and sketchbook, scrap yarn and needles for swatching ideas, and any items, photos or tearsheets that inspire you.

Find out more and sign up for the class on Loop's website here!

Mar
12
2:00 pm14:00

Loop - Islington, London, UK

Shawl Shapes

Shawls are currently one of the most popular projects in the knitting world!. They’re the perfect way to explore new techniques or use just a few skeins of precious yarn for something lovely.

In this class, we’ll look at a how to create a few different shawl shapes, and then discuss adding stitch patterns or playing with unconventional shaping.

Experience needed: you need to be comfortable knitting, purling and increasing.

You will need: Though we will mostly be swatching, you can bring between 458 - 823 metres (500-900 yards) of 4 ply / fingering weight yarn to start your chosen shawl and a size 3.75mm or 4mm (US 5 or 6) 80cm (32”) or longer circular needle.

For swatching, please bring around 183 metres (200 yards) of dk or aran / worsted weight yarn, appropriate needles, and stitch markers.

Find out more and sign up for the class on Loop's website here!

Mar
12
10:00 am10:00

Loop - Islington, London, UK

Introduction to Brioche

Brioche is an versatile stitch that creates a lush, drapey, warm fabric. In this 3 hour workshop you will learn the basic principles of working brioche flat and in the round. You will learn how to increase and decrease in pattern and will get started on knitting one of Bristol’s wrap patterns, Hey Little Song Bird.

Participants must be able to knit, purl, increase & decrease.

Please bring with you:
Approximately 65 meters (70 yards) of worsted weight yarn and 4.50 mm (US7) needles for swatching and practicing.
Plus, 730 meters (800 yards) of sport or DK weight yarn and 6.50 mm (US10 1/2) needles for the stole.

Find out more and sign up for the class on Loop's website here!

Feb
7
10:00 am10:00

Tolt Yarn and Wool - Carnation, Washington

Bristol's Cowl

This fun and elegant cowl will let you explore increase and decrease shaping on a large scale while learning some great new techniques: a provisional cast on, a turned picot hem, and dropped stitches (intentionally!).

Experience needed: Confident Beginner/Intermediate: you have experience knitting in the round, increasing, and decreasing.

Materials and homework: 110 yards of bulky weight yarn (recommended yarn: Quince & Co. Puffin, 2 skeins) and size US 13 16” circular needle.

Find out more and sign up for the class on Tolt's website here!

Feb
6
2:00 pm14:00

Tolt Yarn and Wool - Carnation, Washington

Shawl Shapes

Shawls are one of the most popular projects in the knitting world right now.
They’re the perfect way to explore new techniques or use just a few skeins of precious yarn for something lovely. In this class, we’ll look at a how to create a few different shawl shapes, and then discuss adding stitch patterns or playing with unconventional shaping.

Experience needed: Confident Beginner/Intermediate: knitting, purling, increasing.

Materials and homework: Though we will mostly be swatching, you can bring between 500-900 yards of fingering weight yarn to start your chosen shawl and a size 5 or 6 32” or longer circular needle. For swatching, please bring around 200 yards of dk or worsted weight yarn, appropriate needles, and stitch markers.

Find out more and sign up for the class on Tolt's website here!

Jan
30
2:00 pm14:00

Stash - Corvallis, Oregon

Introduction to Brioche -- SOLD OUT!

Brioche is an versatile stitch that creates a lush, drapey, warm fabric. In this 3 hour workshop you will learn the basic principles of working brioche flat and in the round. You will learn how to increase and decrease in pattern and will get started on knitting one of Bristol’s wrap patterns, Hey Little Song Bird.

Participants must be able to knit, purl, increase & decrease.

Please bring with you:
Approximately 65 meters (70 yards) of worsted weight yarn and 4.50 mm (US7) needles for swatching and practicing.
Plus, 730 meters (800 yards) of sport or DK weight yarn and 6.50 mm (US10 1/2) needles for the stole.

Find out more on Stash's website here!

Jan
30
10:00 am10:00

Stash - Corvallis, Oregon

Cracking the Code: Learning to Read Your Knitting

Tired of tick marks and speadsheets of when to work what shaping when? Picked up a project after a few weeks (or months, or years) away, and have no idea where you are in the pattern? Being able to look at your needles and know at a glance what’s going on is one of the most empowering things a knitter can know. In this class, we’ll go over the basics of stitch construction and knitting comprehension so you can gain confidence in your work on the needles.

Please bring with you:
Smooth, non-haloed worsted weight yarn and appropriate needles. Please also bring any languishing projects that are waiting for you to figure out where you left off–we’ll use them as class examples!

Find out more and sign up for the class on Stash's website here!