All About Yarn

Technique Workshop Series with Kathleen

All About Yarn is offering a different technique workshop once a month for 9 months starting October 22nd 2011. So mark your calendars and join the fun one Saturday each month from 10:00am-12:00pm.

You can “drop in” and pay $10.00 per workshop or sign-up for all 9 for only $80.00!

Below we have listed a brief description of each of the workshops:

#1. Matching Your Cast-On and Bind-Off to Your Project
Saturday, October 22nd from 10:00am-12:00pm

Go beyond a basic backward loop cast-on and learn the long-tail, provisional, cable and knitted methods. In addition, we’ll cover binding off your stitches while maintaining a knitting pattern. Learn the 3-needle bind-off for smooth seams, the yarn-over bind off for toe-up socks and binding off with a crochet hook.

#2. Increasing and Decreasing – Beyond the Basics
Saturday, November 12th from 10:00am-12:00pm

Learn the various methods to increase and decrease your stitches and learn when and why each of these methods are used in a particular pattern. Right  and left slants, increase between stitches, increasing in established stitches and more.

#3. Fix it & Finish it Techniques
Saturday, December 10th from 10:00am-12:00pm

Have projects that need help? Trying to get projects done by Christmas and run into problems? Bring them in and learn how to fix the problem.

#4. Continental Knitting
Saturday, January 14th from 10:00am-12:00pm

Learn a different method of knitting that is not only efficient, but can reduce
the “wear & tear” on your wrists and hands.

#5. Reading Knitting Charts
Saturday, February 11th from 10:00am-12:00pm

Learn how to use knitting charts successfully and add more versatility to your knitting. A general overview of chart reading, understanding how a pattern repeats with in a chart, and tips for keeping track of your progress. *Needed skills for “lace” knitting.

#6. Fixing Mistakes in Your Knitting or “Why Does It Look Like That”
Saturday, March 10th from 10:00am-12:00pm

Learn to confidently undo and fix your knitting without having to completely restart your project. Undoing stitches, picking up dropped stitches, turning twisted stitches and identifying incorrect stitches will all be covered.

#7. Beading & Knitting
Saturday, April 14th from 10:00am-12:00pm

Add a little sparkle to any knitted project with beads. You will learn two
methods of this technique and in the process brighten up your knitting!

#8. Seaming Your Finished Knits
Saturday, May 12th from 10:00am-12:00pm

Learn a variety of different techniques to join your finished pieces together including mattress stitch and setting in sleeves. The Kitchener stitch, also called Grafting will be included as well.

Kathleen has requested that students bring the following materials for this
* Two 4″ Knitted Squares in Stockinette Stitch
* Two 4″ Knitted Squares in Garter Stitch
* Worsted Weight Yarn
* US #8 Knitting Needles
* Yarn/Tapestry Needle

#9.  Customize a Shawl in Any Weight
Saturday, June 9th from 10:00am-12:00pm

With a modified triangle design, learn to incorporate any stitch pattern into
the back panel of a shawl in any weight of yarn.