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Janine Bajus – Workshop 2

Friday, November 10, 2023 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Elegant Steeks and Edgings


Class Description: Knitting in the round is a very efficient way to create knitted items, especially those with stranded patterns. However, the idea of cutting your knitting to create openings— whether for armholes, necklines or cardigans—can provoke extreme anxiety! The internet offers many different methods— which one is best? In this class we will explore three ways to knit steeks (extra stitches that form a facing when cut open): the traditional “just cut” method; securing with crochet; and needle felted. Then add bands that don’t gap, distort the body stitches, or require lots of math. You will be proud to show off the inside of your garments!

Janine Bajus Workshop 2

Class Length: 3 hours

Meeting Format: Lecture and Hands-on learning

Level of Experience: Some experience in stranded knitting, reading charts, and knitting in the round.

Homework: Required – instructions will be provided to registered participants.

Materials Needed: 
2 balls of smooth worsted-weight wool yarn, one much darker than the other. It is important that these be the same yarn brand.
Appropriately sized 16” and 24-32” circular needles to make a firm fabric (size depends on your yarn and knitting style)
Stitch marker

Materials and Supplies Needed to Bring to Class:
Homework swatch
3.5 or 3.75 (E or F) crochet hook
More of the yarn you used for the swatch
Embroidery scissors
Tapestry needle
Needle felting set (optional)

Class Size: Maximum 21

Cost: $30 for members ($65 for non-members which includes Guild Membership)

How to Register: Register at the meeting registration table. Or send an email to Willa Cather at Programs AT SanDiegoKnitters DOT com (this is not a clickable email address – you’ll need to change the AT and DOT to appropriate symbols and eliminate any spaces.) Be sure to include your name, the name of the workshop, your email address and a telephone number. Payment is by check made payable to San Diego North Coast Knitters Guild (payee name must be written out in full – our bank will not accept checks with abbreviations.) Checks should be mailed to Willa Cather (address in your Guild Directory.) Your registration is guaranteed upon confirmation of receipt of your payment.

Cancellation Policy: Please notify us as early as possible if you need to cancel your workshop registration. Refund of the workshop fee requires a cancellation notification at least 48 hours in advance of the workshop. Fees cannot be refunded for cancellations with less than 48 hours advance notice.

Location: Encinitas Community Center, Room 118, location details below.

Learn more about Janine Bajus’ visit and the November 7 meeting here.


Friday, November 10, 2023
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Encinitas Community Center
1140 Oakcrest Park Drive
Encinitas, CA 92024
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Theresa Kotanchek and Willa Cather