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Thursday, October 17
 

9:00am

Double Knitting
Double knitting is a special knitting technique that produces a double thickness fabric that can be reversible, but doesn’t have to be! We’ll knit a small coaster while learning a two-color cast on, the basics of double knitting, and a seamless bind off. Several coaster design options will be provided.

Instructors
avatar for Heather Storta

Heather Storta

I am a TKGA certified Master Knitter, Knitting Instructor, and Tech Editor. I have been teaching knitting as well as designing knitwear for over 10 years. Knitting is my passion, and I enjoy learning all the hows and whys of knitting, from the history of the craft to the technical... Read More →


Thursday October 17, 2019 9:00am - 12:00pm
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597
  • Workshop Duration 3 HR

1:00pm

Mosaic Knitting
Mosaic knitting is a form of slipped stitch knitting – which creates complicated two color designs while only using one color per row.  Not all slipped stitch knitting is Mosaic knitting, however - it follows certain rules.  We’ll learn the tricks and rules to Mosaic knitting and how to read Mosaic knitting charts while knitting a washcloth/trivet sampler.  A variety of washcloth patterns will be provided.

Instructors
avatar for Heather Storta

Heather Storta

I am a TKGA certified Master Knitter, Knitting Instructor, and Tech Editor. I have been teaching knitting as well as designing knitwear for over 10 years. Knitting is my passion, and I enjoy learning all the hows and whys of knitting, from the history of the craft to the technical... Read More →


Thursday October 17, 2019 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597
  • Workshop Duration 3 HR
 
Friday, October 18
 

9:00am

A Sampling of Short Rows
There are many ways to work short rows.  Each method has pros and cons, so it's helpful to have several different techniques in your knitter's 'toolbox'. This class is not an introduction to short rows, so some prior experience with short rows is necessary. In this class we will sample a few of the different ways to perform them - including the ‘wrap and turn’ method, yarnover method, German short rows, Japanese short rows, and as many others as we have time to get to! We will also cover how to substitute one method for another.

Instructors
avatar for Heather Storta

Heather Storta

I am a TKGA certified Master Knitter, Knitting Instructor, and Tech Editor. I have been teaching knitting as well as designing knitwear for over 10 years. Knitting is my passion, and I enjoy learning all the hows and whys of knitting, from the history of the craft to the technical... Read More →


Friday October 18, 2019 9:00am - 12:00pm
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597
  • Workshop Duration 3 HR

9:00am

Tvåändsstickning (Twined Knitting)
"This unique Scandinavian knitting technique (tvaandsstickning in Sweden and tvebandsstickning in Norway) is created by “twining” 2 strands of the same yarn as you work producing a dense, warm, flexible double fabric.  The patterns created are unlike any other in knitting. Using Norwegian wool you will knit  your wrist warmers as you learn 2 color twined cast on, twined knit and purls, “hook stitches” and two color braid.
"


Instructors
avatar for Donna Kay

Donna Kay

A knitting instructor and designer for over 25 years, Donna Kay is also an accomplished handspinner. Known for her patient teaching manner, she delights in sharing her knowledge and passion with her students. Donna designs for her company, Tree of Life Designs, and is a frequent contributor... Read More →


Friday October 18, 2019 9:00am - 12:00pm
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597
  • Workshop Duration 3 HR

9:00am

Twigg Stitch Technique and Hat Project
"Come and join us as we explore the world of Twigg stitch. A wonderful knitting technique where you create a rib with a different color on each side (different from Brioche). Using Twigg stitch you can knit mirrored color patterns, cables, lace and more.


We will spend plenty of our time together learning the basic technique. Then, when you are ready, we can discuss any aspect of the knitting you are interested in, i.e. Increases and decreases, selvedges, specific patterns or stitches from the Twigg stitch book, problem solving etc.


The project hat can be knitted with stripes or any color design you want, and any size you want."


Instructors
avatar for Vicki Twigg

Vicki Twigg

Vicki Twigg learned to knit and crochet at about the age of 5, followed soon after by sewing, and has always loved to experiment with and design all kinds of things in the field of needle arts. She likes to set herself challenges and find new ways round them and particularly enjoys... Read More →


Friday October 18, 2019 9:00am - 4:00pm
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597
  • Workshop Duration 6 HR

1:00pm

Estonian Decorative Stitches
The Estonian stitches of nupps, star stitches and clusters add texture and interest to your knitting.  Often found in lace patterns, these stitches can be tricky to work!  Join us as we learn a few different ways to work these interesting stitches while knitting a lace scarf.

Instructors
avatar for Heather Storta

Heather Storta

I am a TKGA certified Master Knitter, Knitting Instructor, and Tech Editor. I have been teaching knitting as well as designing knitwear for over 10 years. Knitting is my passion, and I enjoy learning all the hows and whys of knitting, from the history of the craft to the technical... Read More →


Friday October 18, 2019 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597
  • Workshop Duration 3 HR

1:00pm

Fabulous Faroese Shawls
The traditional Faroese shawl is knit from the bottom up and features construction that allows it to stay in place. Other feature include lace pattern inserts, center gusset and shoulder shaping. Yarn choices, lace pattern, construction, customization and blocking will all be covered. You will knit a sample size shawl in class and leave with your choice of one of Donna's patterns for a full size shawl.

Instructors
avatar for Donna Kay

Donna Kay

A knitting instructor and designer for over 25 years, Donna Kay is also an accomplished handspinner. Known for her patient teaching manner, she delights in sharing her knowledge and passion with her students. Donna designs for her company, Tree of Life Designs, and is a frequent contributor... Read More →


Friday October 18, 2019 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597
  • Workshop Duration 3 HR
 
Saturday, October 19
 

10:00am

Thrummed Mittens - Staying Warm
"The class will take you from cast on through to making thrums in your mitten. You may not finish the mitten in the class, but you will leave knowing how to finish. When you do finish the pair of mittens, your hands will thank you.
"


Instructors
avatar for Carolyn Predmore

Carolyn Predmore

I have been knitting since my mother gave me my first needles and own ball of yarn at age 5. That was over 5 decades ago. Since that time I have knit gloves, mitten, thrummed mittens, sweaters, scarves, a dress and a coat.  I love knitting. I love trying new techniques, patterns... Read More →


Saturday October 19, 2019 10:00am - 1:00pm
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597
  • Workshop Duration 3 HR

10:00am

Two At a Time Socks
"If you have wanted to learn how to knit socks two at a time, this mini-workshop is for you. The technique is applicable to anything where two identical things have to be knitted - sleeves for example.


We will be knitting with worsted weight yarn in class because it is much easier to start with heavier yarn and bigger needles. Once you have learned how to do this, you can switch to your sock weight yarn on your own to knit the socks. I find students struggle with the technique when working with fine yarn and needles because they can't see what they are doing clearly. It is not a difficult technique but can be a bit fiddly when getting started. This is where worsted weight yarn helps.


We will start by casting on for cuff-down socks and learn how to knit two items at a time. After we have explored this, we will put aside the cuff-down socks and learn how to cast on for toe-up socks to be knit two-at-a-time.
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Instructors
avatar for Jaya Srikrishnan

Jaya Srikrishnan

Jaya Srikrishnan has been knitting for almost all her adult life. She learned to knit as a child in India and has not stopped. She has taught at local yarn shops as well as at retreats in CT and Long Island. She has also designed knitted garments and accessories for Lorna's Laces... Read More →


Saturday October 19, 2019 10:00am - 1:00pm
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597
  • Workshop Duration 3 HR

10:00am

Zephyr Mittens
"As the name suggests, a light weight mitten that's fun to wear. Working diagonally with self striping sock yarn they are also fun to knit. They are definitely a unique way to show off your favorite yarn.
The length is adjustable to fit"


Instructors
avatar for Vicki Twigg

Vicki Twigg

Vicki Twigg learned to knit and crochet at about the age of 5, followed soon after by sewing, and has always loved to experiment with and design all kinds of things in the field of needle arts. She likes to set herself challenges and find new ways round them and particularly enjoys... Read More →


Saturday October 19, 2019 10:00am - 1:00pm
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597
  • Workshop Duration 3 HR

2:00pm

Cast-Ons from Cable to Chinese Waitress....
We will be learning 6 cast-ons - Judy's Magic Cast-on, Cable Cast-on, Knitted Cast-on, 2 by 2 tubular cast-on, Chinese Waitress cast-on and Norwegian stretchy cast-on.  Judy's magic cast-on is the secret to toe-up socks and the Norwegian stretchy cast-on is the answer for having sock cuffs that are easy to pullup over your heel and ankle.  The tubular cast-on is used quite a bit for hat brims and the cable and knitted cast-ons are supremely easy and pretty stretchy themselves - excellent to know.

Instructors
avatar for Carolyn Predmore

Carolyn Predmore

I have been knitting since my mother gave me my first needles and own ball of yarn at age 5. That was over 5 decades ago. Since that time I have knit gloves, mitten, thrummed mittens, sweaters, scarves, a dress and a coat.  I love knitting. I love trying new techniques, patterns... Read More →


Saturday October 19, 2019 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597
  • Workshop Duration 3 HR

2:00pm

Crosswinds Entrelac Mittens
"The texture and modular construction of Entrelac makes these mittens very warm even in the coldest weather. Tiers or rows of blocks, slanting alternately to left and right to create the distinctive woven effect.
Techniques included are provisional cast on, decreases, picking up stitches
Knitted in the round from the top down, you do not have to make any starting triangles and you can fit them to your hand as you go."


Instructors
avatar for Vicki Twigg

Vicki Twigg

Vicki Twigg learned to knit and crochet at about the age of 5, followed soon after by sewing, and has always loved to experiment with and design all kinds of things in the field of needle arts. She likes to set herself challenges and find new ways round them and particularly enjoys... Read More →


Saturday October 19, 2019 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597
  • Workshop Duration 3 HR
 
Sunday, October 20
 

10:00am

Get Started with Stranded Knitting - 2 hr
"We will cover the basics of stranded knitting in this class. Stranded knitting is used in various types of knitted designs, including Fair-Isle, Scandinavian sweaters, Bohus Stickning sweaters, etc. We will knit a simple coffee cozy to learn the skills. 2-handed stranded knitting will be demonstrated if students are interested. Tips and techniques for managing multiple yarns will also be discussed.
"


Instructors
avatar for Jaya Srikrishnan

Jaya Srikrishnan

Jaya Srikrishnan has been knitting for almost all her adult life. She learned to knit as a child in India and has not stopped. She has taught at local yarn shops as well as at retreats in CT and Long Island. She has also designed knitted garments and accessories for Lorna's Laces... Read More →


Sunday October 20, 2019 10:00am - 12:00pm
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597
  • Workshop Duration 2 HR

10:00am

Floating Cables
You will learn how do a two color cast on. How to knit cables that float over garter and reverse stockinette stitch in the round and flat.  You'll leave the class with a little coaster and the start of a mug cozy.

Instructors
avatar for MK Nance

MK Nance

I have been knitting since before I could tie my shoes and have not put down the needles since. I grew up in Portland, Oregon but went to school in New York. I feel in loved with the textures I can produce with knitting and love mixing colors.


Sunday October 20, 2019 10:00am - 1:00pm
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597
  • Workshop Duration 3 HR

10:00am

Beginning Brioche with a Two Color Cowl - 4 hr
"The end product of this workshop will be a beautiful, bouncy brioche cowl.
You will get there learning a German Twist and a Two Color Italian cast on.
After casting on, one and two color brioche techniques will be on the needles.
Finally, using these new skills you will cast on, knit two color brioche in the round to create a one of a kind, in your favorite colors, cowl!!
What could be better???"


Instructors
avatar for Bette Hansen

Bette Hansen

Bette Hansen was a Special Education teacher for many years in a great metropolitan area who has recently retired back into a full time world of wool


Sunday October 20, 2019 10:00am - 2:00pm
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597
  • Workshop Duration 4 HR

10:00am

Latvian Mittens - 4 hr
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Knit a child size mitten in your choice of colors. Topic covered include tangle-free two color knitting (using one or both hands), loop cast on, Latvian braid, thumbs, top shaping, finishing and blocking. Participants will leave class with their choice of pattern for an adult size mitten.
"


Instructors
avatar for Donna Kay

Donna Kay

A knitting instructor and designer for over 25 years, Donna Kay is also an accomplished handspinner. Known for her patient teaching manner, she delights in sharing her knowledge and passion with her students. Donna designs for her company, Tree of Life Designs, and is a frequent contributor... Read More →


Sunday October 20, 2019 10:00am - 2:00pm
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597
  • Workshop Duration 4 HR