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TAKING THE MYSTERY OUT OF KNITTING

  • Date: Sunday, February 21, 2010
  • Time: 2-5 p.m.
  • Location: Yoga With Ona's
  • Address: 74 Locke St. North (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Carol Duran
  • Email: cduran123456@gmail.com

TAKING THE MYSTERY OUT OF KNITTING

  • Do you want to knit but don't know how?
  • OK, you've knitted scarves for everyone in your family (including the dog) and want something a bit more challenging
  • Do you find pattern instructions and yarn selection daunting?
  • Do you want an excuse to sit in a comfy chair without moving for several hours at a time?

You are invited to a knitting workshop on Sunday, February 21st from 2 to 5 p.m. at Yoga With Ona's (74 Locke St N). Cost is $2.

Knitters at any level and non-knitters are all welcome. Non-knitters can learn how to cast on, the basic knit and purl stitches, and cast off. All participants can learn to:

  • read patterns (written and charts);
  • match the yarn to the pattern;
  • estimate the amount of yarn needed;
  • know the different properties of various fibres;
  • finish sweaters, assembly, etc.

More advanced knitters may wish to explore cable knitting (Aran), Fair Isle (multi-colour horizontal stripes) and intarsia (colour blocks).

I have knitted for many years. I am not an expert knitter but pretty competent. There will be lots of different yarns available for looking at, squeezing and learning about different fibres, and several examples of knitted items.

The only materials you need are a pair of straight knitting needles (I suggest between 4 mm and 5 mm) and a ball of light coloured plain smooth (untextured) knitting yarn (so that you can see the stitches clearly). The yarn can be wool or acrylic - just something that feels nice to you. Zellers carries a good range, and Harts also has a basic supply. If you have a project on the go, please feel free to bring it along.

If anyone has a particular topic they would like covered, please email me at cduran123456@gmail.com. Hope to see you on the 21st.

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Posted by Meredith

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