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Starlight Knitting Society, Portland, Oregon


Heading to the other Portland! I can’t wait to visit Starlight Knitting Society, where I’ll be teaching the following:

Shawl Shapes: Saturday, 4/27, 10:00-1:00

Shawl Shapes 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 how to create a few different shawl shapes, and then discuss adding stitch patterns or playing with unconventional shaping.

Materials: Though we will mostly be swatching, you can bring between 500-900 yards of fingering weight yarn to start your chosen shawl and size US 5 or 6 - 32” circulars. Bring around 200 yards of dk or worsted, stitch markers, and appropriate needles for swatching.

Short Rows: Saturday, 4/27, 2:00-5:00

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.

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

Knitting Outside the Box, 4/28, 12:00-3:00

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 are interested in designing, or just want to experiment with all of the possibilities knitting has to offer! Must be comfortable with stitch patterns , and have a willingness to experiment and play.

Materials and homework: A pencil and sketchbook, scrap yarn and needles for swatching ideas, and any items/photos/tearsheets that inspire you.

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