Teaching Schedule Early 2019

Come take a class with me - you’ll find me in Kingston Ontario and Montreal Quebec in early 2019.

Small Circumference Knitting: Magic Loop and Beyond
January 12, 2019
Knit.Stitch.Sew, Kingston, Ontario

When it comes to socks, sleeves and children’s items, knitting in the round on less than 16 inches is a must. In this 2-hour workshop, learn the Magic Loop method for working in the round on one long circular needle, and get an overview of several other ways to make a small tube, from double-pointed needles, single loop, working with two or more circulars and converting in-the-round patterns for working flat. The workshop will include tips and tricks for getting the best results when working in the round, including avoiding ladders. Prerequisites: Participants should be able to knit, purl, cast on and cast off. Materials: Bring yarn (preferably Sport, DK or Worsted weight) and a circular needle (at least 32”, appropriate size for your yarn).

Wrokshop: Unravelling Ravelry
Monday January 14 from 6pm to 8pm
Espace Tricot, Montreal, Quebec

Ravelry is much more than a pattern shop, but for many knitters, it’s the number one place to find and purchase knitting patterns. In this workshop, learn how to harness the power of Ravelry’s advanced search functions to find exactly what you’re looking for and get an overview of the best ways to browse the newest and most popular patterns. We’ll also look at how to use projects and forums to find out more about a pattern before you purchase it and how to filter for the most helpful notes. Materials required: Bring a tablet or laptop computer (a cellphone is insufficient to access Ravelry’s best features for this workshop) and paper and pen for analog notes. Prerequisites: Participants should have an activated Ravelry account.

Workshop: Sweater Structure (bilingual)
with Naomi Endicott
Sunday January 27 from 5pm to 7pm
Espace Tricot, Montreal Quebec

Raglan, yoked, top-down, bottom-up, pieced, drop-shoulder, pieced – if all these different terms are making you dizzy, join us to decode the mysteries of sweater structure. We’ll cover the differences between various construction techniques, how to get a good fit, and which styles are right for you. We won’t be knitting (although feel free to bring a project to knit as we chat!), but we’ll have lots of samples out to demonstrate the amazing possibilities of sweater knitting. Materials required: Notebook, if you wish to take notes. Feel free to bring any sweaters or projects from home if you have specific questions! Prerequisites: None – experienced and new sweater knitters are all welcome!

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Project Class: Stoneham Poncho (English course, but instructor can respond in French)
Sundays, February 10, 24, March 10, from 10am to 12pm
Espace Tricot, Montreal, Quebec

Knit Dianna Walla’s Stoneham Poncho, a top-down circular yoke poncho with stranded colour work. This is a great introduction to stranded knitting, thanks to the simple geometric patterns and larger gauge. This class will cover increasing in pattern, reading colour charts, and knitting stranded with two colours. We’ll cover different ways to hold your yarn, how to manage your tension, and colour dominance. Materials requiredPattern (available for purchase on Ravelry), 1370 yards of DK-weight yarn in three colours (exact quantities are given in the pattern), circular needles in size required to obtain gauge (recommended 3.5mm and 4.0mm), tapestry needle. Prerequisites: Participants should be able to knit, purl, cast on, cast off, join and work in the round.

Wednesdays, March 6, 13, 20, from 6pm to 8pm
Espace Tricot, Montreal, Quebec

Move beyond the basics with Knitting 102. We’ll cover several types of increasing and decreasing, yarn overs, knitting in the round, reading and understanding knitting patterns, reading your knitting and the theory behind classic shapes like the triangular shawl and yoke sweater. Materials required: Bring yarn and 16 or 24” circular needles in a size appropriate for your yarn. Prerequisites: Knitting 101 or ability to cast on, cast off, knit and purl.