Thursday, July 05, 2012

Interweave Knitting Lab California

I'm over the moon that I've been asked to teach at Interweave's fabulous Knitting Lab event in San Mateo, California this coming November.

I'm teaching two of the classes for which I am best known:

Two Socks In One: The War & Peace Method

The Sock Knitter’s Mount Everest? This class teaches the legendary technique for knitting two socks at the same time on the same needles, one inside the other, as mentioned by Tolstoy in War and Peace.  In the class, we’ll work a pair of mini socks using this amazing technique.  The design we work is top-down, but the techniques I demonstrate are easily applied to toe-up knitting.
Designing Custom-Fit Socks
Liberate yourself from pattern books, and ensure your socks really fit properly! Learn how to create a top-down or toe-up sock pattern for any yarn, and for any foot.  We’ll cover knee socks, and discuss special fit requirements like high arches, flat feet, skinny and not-so-skinny ankles. I’ll show you how to apply pattern stitches like lace, cables and colorwork, and how to manage differences in gauge and fabric stretch.  You’ll leave the class with a set of templates and guidelines for all your sock fitting needs.

and a new one:

Fair Isle Bootcamp: Design Your Own Fair Isle Wristwarmers 

This class will teach you everything you need to know to be a confident Fair Isle knitter. We’ll review the history of Fair Isle knitting, and discuss the types of patterns and how they evolved. Through practice swatches, you’ll master reading the patterns and charts, and working with multiple colors - both one-handed and two-handed methods, both in-the-round and flat. In the second half of the class, you’ll be provided with the motifs, templates and yarns to design and create your own pair of unique fingerless mitts.

More info about the event here.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Lucky Californians! This sounds like a dream, and they get lessons from the master!