Introduction to: knitting

Knitting

Knitting is an ancient craft, which is simply making yarn into garments and objects using knitting needles. For many years knitting declined in popularity and has been experiencing a resurgence recently.

Sign up for your introduction to knitting and learn something amazing!

Monday 19th August 7:30-9pm

Monday 2nd September 7:30-9pm

Monday 16th September 7:30-9pm

For more information or to request a different evening, email helen@squarelemon.ca

So how do I start?

Square Lemon is running an Introduction to: Knitting class on Monday evenings on a regular basis. Over a cup or two of tea (or coffee), you will learn:

Introduction:

  • Yarn types -
  1. What type of yarn should I use?
  2. What should I avoid until I am more experienced?
  • Needle types -
  1. There are different types?
  2. What do the numbers mean?
  3. Which ones do I need for this project?

Casting on:

The slip knot - your knotting friend and bosom companion

Different cast -on methods:

There are many different cast-on methods, and each one has its merits. Learn 4 simple ones and when to use them.

  1. Long-tail
  2. Backward loop
  3. Knitted
  4. Cable

The first row - so you've cast on, you have the correct number of stitches, now what?

Tension squares:

Many experienced knitters dislike making tension squares. But they are vital, especially when you are starting out, to let you know how many stitches and rows you are knitting with your yarn and needles. And how that is affected by the yarn, the needles and the stitch you are using,

The class will encourage everyone to knit tension squares, and, so that it's not just 'wasted' time, we will make a throw out of the tension squares you knit! So you will learn the importance of the tension square AND have something cool to show from it!

Stitches:

  • Stocking stitch
  • Moss stitch
  • Garter stitch
  • Seed stitch
  • Ribbing
  • Mistake rib

How to rescue mistakes:

This part will focus on those pesky mistakes everyone makes:

  • dropped stitches
  • pattern mistakes
  • too many stitches
  • too few stitches
  • and anything else we come across

Casting off:

There are a few different ways to finish your knitting. And we will work through them all.

Pattern reading:

Patterns are the cornerstone to knitting garments and other items. But they can be confusing and difficult to interpret for beginners and experienced knitters alike. We will work through what various abbreviations mean, how repeats work, and how to mark a pattern to make everything easier to follow and understand.

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