Sideways Cardigan Construction with Denise Bayron (7/23)

Type: class

Total Qty Available : 12

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July 23rd (Thursday, 9-4)

In this class, we will learn how to knit a simple and modern cardigan from side to side. We will create a tiny mock-up of the CardiZen pattern as a tool to learn the skills listed below. This pattern yields a very stylish garment that lays on the bias and therefore flatters the figure.

Students will receive a class curriculum. We will refer back to the curriculum throughout the class to ensure we meet the expectations set below. Using mostly the knit stitch (purling on the sleeve cuffs is optional) students will learn:

● How to edge knit fabric for a clean finish. ● How to create an armhole ● How to create a buttonhole ● How to cast on stitches in the middle of a row ● How to bind off stitches in the middle of your work while stabilizing the fabric ● How to insert a lifeline ● Which increase to use, why, and how to make it ● Which decrease to use, why, and how to make it ● How to pick up and knit stitches perpendicular to your work using a knitting needle ● How to pick up and knit stitches using a crochet hook ● How to join in the round in a small circumference ● How to work magic loop ● How to use a crochet hook to make a crochet slip stitch chain ● How to add structure to a knit garment using crochet techniques If time allows, students will also learn: ● How to wet splice natural yarns to join a new ball ● How to invisibly join a new ball of yarn when using synthetic fibers

TECHNIQUE REQUIREMENTS / CLASS LEVEL Students must know how to knit / purl, cast on and bind off. Adventurous beginner to intermediate.

HOMEWORK Students should knit a swatch using chunky / bulky yarn. Using a long-tail cast on, CO 30sts. Knit in garter st for 4 inches. Do not bind off. Bring the project with live stitches on the needles to class.

SUPPLIES TO BRING ● 1 skein of chunky/bulky weight yarn, Harrisville will give you one skein of the Turbine yarn. ● Corresponding circular needles (size suggested on yarn label) on a 32” or longer cable for magic loop ● 1 Crochet hook that matches the size of the knitting needles ● Darning or Tapestry needle ● Waste yarn ● Yarn Snips or scissors ● A sense of humor and willingness to collaborate.

Since 1971, we have sponsored workshops to give students the opportunity to study with exceptional instructors in the relaxed atmosphere of this unique village. Our workshops are held on the second floor of the Bethuel Harris Mill which sits at the end of the canal overlooking the mill pond and originally operated on water-power. This beautiful brick building was built in the 1830’s as a spinning mill for locally raised wools and it now houses our retail shop on the first floor and provides excellent studio space for our students on the second floor. It is relished for its sunlit windows, fresh air and tranquility. In order to create the atmosphere of a working studio rather than a classroom, we limit enrollment in our workshops. Most classes meet daily from 9 am to 4 pm; however, the studio is open to students 24 hours a day while class is in session. During the 5 day classes, students will have the opportunity to tour our spinning mill and listen to a talk on the history of Harrisville. Yarn and other materials for the workshops are usually included in the tuition unless otherwise noted.
Withdrawal/Refund Policy: Tuition includes a non-refundable $50.00 registration fee for each workshop. Students who must withdraw have 5 weeks prior to class for a full tuition refund less the registration fee. After this date all payments are non-refundable.
or call us: 603-827-3996 Tuesday - Saturday: 9am - 5pm
While taking a class, students receive a 10% discount on non-sale items
in our store, including our floor looms