Date: Saturday, November 10, 10-4:00pm
Continental knitting – or holding the yarn in the left hand and picking – is a fantastic way to enjoy the craft. It’s easy on the wrists, it’s one fluid motion from knit to purl, and builds exceptional skills for colorwork, crochet, and more. In this day-long, continental intensive we’ll build your continental skills. We’ll talk about how to wrap and hold the yarn, skills for building up muscle memory, the knit stitch (for whole rows of knitting), the purl stitch (for whole rows of purling) including the wonderful thumb purl, and then switching between knit and purl in the same row. We’ll even talk through tips for reading charts. During class we’ll work with the beautiful Breathless Cush from Shalimar Yarns to start on a swoncho or shawl version of A Shawl for Sharing (pattern available through Finch!)
3-6 skeins of Shalimar Yarns Breathless Cush (available from Finch!)
US Size 10.5 (6.5 needles) – bring or buy a needle set!
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Level: Intermediate - Students must already know how to cast-on, knit, purl, and bind off. This is not an introductory course for how-to knit - but rather an intensive for existing knitters to learn and build their continental knitting skills.
*Lunch is not included – we’ll break for a lunch break mid day!