Its that time of year again! Registration is open for The Fiber Event and I will be teaching one brand new class and two of my previously most attended classes. I’m so excited for this opportunity. I will also be at the Fiber and Friends event Friday evening for some quality knitting time.
The Fiber Event is April 13 and 14 in Greencastle, Indiana, which is about an hour west of Indianapolis. A ton of vendors and a lot of great classes. Registration fee is $45 for each three-hour class and now you can sign up on their website here. You will see that there are a fixed number of spots available for each class so sign up now if you’re interested!
The Fiber Event Schedule
[please note with the exception of the continental class I will be teaching DIFFERENT classes at Hoosier Hills this year]
Friday, April 13, 1:00pm-4:00pm – Master Continental Knitting
Saturday, April 14, 9:00am-12:00pm – Lace Knitting 101
Saturday, April 14, 1:00pm-4:00pm – Bead Knitting Rockstar
If you can’t make it to the class or would like a specialized focus please see my page here for private lessons.
Master Continental Knitting
Are you ready to learn a different style of knitting that will let you knit faster and decrease the strain on your hands? Continental knitting results in smaller, quicker movements and makes it a snap to work colorwork, ribbing and more. We’ll learn the knit and purl stitches continental-style and explore different ways to tension our yarn for evenly knitted fabrics. Then we’ll practice our continental knitting with stranded color knitting and more complex stitches such as increases and decreases.
Bring to class: Samples of fingering or sock weight yarn for swatching, 32 inch circular needle in a size US 5, and skein of fingering or sock weight yarn with at least 400 yards for a cowl
Materials fee of $4 (payable directly to me) covers the cowl pattern: Cinque Terre Cowl
Lace Knitting 101
Learn to knit lace like a pro! This class will cover yarn and needle selection, basic increases and decreases, chart reading, shawl construction and lifelines. After practicing with small swatches we’ll start a lace shawl you can continue knitting on at home. Learn tips and tricks that will take lace from scary to addictive.
Bring to class: 32 inch circular needle in a size US 6., at least 400 yards of fingering or sock weight yarn for shawl, extra samples of fingering or sock weight yarn for swatching (I will have some but you are welcome to bring your own).
Materials fee of $10 covers shawl pattern, highlighter tape, stitch markers and handouts.
Bead Knitting Rockstar
Learn to add beads to your knitwear for texture and bling. You can choose small subtle beads for a shimmer or contrasting beads for a pop of color. This class will cover how to choose the right beads, two methods for adding beads to your knits (pre-stringing or as you go) and how to place beads for a desired effect.
Bring to class: Fingering or sock weight yarn(you are welcome to bring multiple samples), 16 or 24 inch circular needle in a size appropriate for your yarn.
Materials fee of $10 covers beads, crochet hook, big-eye beading needle and handouts.