These workshops are organised by Hazel from Entrelac Yarns and will be held in St Aubin's Bay (above photo). If you're interested in more details or to book, please contact Hazel on firstname.lastname@example.org or text to 07797 918788.
We're kicking off with Continental Knitting on Friday afternoon. In this class you'll learn how to tension the yarn in your left hand, knit the continental knit stitch and the Norwegian purl stitch. With the Norwegian purl stitch, you will be holding the yarn at the back for purling (as well as knitting) which makes it much quicker when working combined knit and purl stitch patterns.
Holly, of Marvellous Makes, came to my Continental Knitting with Norwegian Purl workshop last weekend and you can read her impressions from the class here. She said: 'It was a really enjoyable workshop – Anniken is a great teacher and takes things in small logical steps so you can understand and slowly master the techniques. If you’d like to brush up on some knitting skills, I’d thoroughly recommend trying one of her workshops'. Holly took a full day class and the class in Jersey will be half day but you'll learn all the same things.
On Sunday, there will be two half day workshops. In the morning, we'll be tackling how to knit in the round. Knitting in the round is becoming increasingly popular as more and more garments are worked in the round. In this class you will learn how to knit in the round on circular needles, double pointed needles and the magic loop technique. After this class you will be confident enough to tackle any garment or accessory which is worked in the round. Suitable for confident novice and intermediate knitters.
On Sunday afternoon, we'll tackle Steeking. Not heard of Steeking? So that a garment can be knitted in the round, the traditional method of steeking is commonly used in Norwegian and Fair Isle patterns to cut the holes needed for armholes or down the front of a sweater to turn it into a cardigan. You can also use steeking techniques to alter a garment to make it smaller or change the shape.
Please contact Hazel at email@example.com or text to 07797 918788 for further details and to book.
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