Simple rectangles and squares offer endless creativity. It’s all how you put them together! This inspiring workshop guides you through the creative process without a pattern using two basic shapes; squares and rectangles. Starting with a rectangular template you’ll learn how to divide a space into sections and knit to fit each section. Then you’ll experiment with combining stitch patterns and multiple techniques along with making simple color choices to create completely creative knitted fabrics. Techniques include mitered squares, modular pieces, log cabin knitting, bias shapes and using stitch patterns to make each shape. You’ll also learn several joining techniques that include a join-as-you-go method and a modified mattress stitch to create a finished look. The rectangle you start in class can be turned into a bag or even go on to be part of a sweater design.
Level of Experience: Basic knitting skills; you should be able to cast-on, knit, purl, pick up stitches.
Homework: Cast on 30 stitches and knit 3” in garter stitch; bind off and lightly steam block.
· 50 yards each of 5 to 10 coordinating, smooth, #4 (worsted weight) yarns in a wool, wool-blend or acrylic. No plant fibers.
· Sizes 6 and 7 short straight or circular needles
· 4 removable stitch markers
· Any knitting stitch guide
Materials fee: None
Cost: $30 for members ($65 for non-members which includes membership in the Guild through 2018).
How to Register: Sign up at the September Guild meeting or send an email to Programs@SanDiegoKnitters.com. Be sure to include your name, the name of the workshop, your email address and a telephone number.
Learn more about Myra’s visit to the Guild at Knitters News.