All About Yarn

Technique Workshop Series with Kathleen Fajardo

All About Yarn is offering a different technique workshop once a month for 8 months starting November 17, 2012. So mark your calendars and join Kathleen Fajardo one Saturday each month from 10:00am-12:00pm.

You can “drop in” and pay $10.00 per workshop or sign-up for all 8 for only $70.00!

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

#1. Matching Your Cast-On and Bind-Off to Your Project
Saturday, November 17th 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. Fix it & Finish it Techniques
Saturday, December 15th 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.

#3. Substituting Yarns in Your Project
Saturday, January 12th from 10:00am-12:00pm

Love a pattern but can’t get the same yarn listed in the directions? Or do you have a great yarn and are not sure what pattern to use? Learn how to do just that with a variety of methods to determine just the right combination.

#4. Continental Knitting
 Saturday, February 9th 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. This is the perfect workshop for knitters who would like to learn a new knitting style. Basic beginner knitting skills required.

#5. Reading Knitting Charts
Saturday, March 9th 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. Short Rows
Saturday, April 13th from 10:00am-12:00pm

Not quite sure how to complete a short row? Learn how to effectively use this technique in your knitting for everything from sock heels to shaping.

#7. Fixing Mistakes in Your Knitting or “Why Does It Look Like That?”
Saturday, May 18th 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.

#8. Seaming Your Finished Knits
Saturday, June 15th 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

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