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Barry Klein – Workshop 1

Wednesday, October 11 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Textured Knits

As knitting moves forward, we’ve seen that yarns are no longer full of texture. So, if the yarns are more classic and designed with luxury fibers, what style of pattern work and stitch work can we do to make the yarns fun and exciting, and what details can we look for as we look towards designing with these yarns.

In class, we’ll have sample skeins of many new and upcoming yarns for each student to knit and enjoy. We’ll be looking at stitch patterns that create detail and texture. We’ll look at stitch patterns that play with color as fashion. We’ll look at stitches that just make your mind explode but won’t make you break out in knitting panic.

Class participants will receive a handout with a lot of these adventurous and fun stitches. While we likely won’t have time to complete all of them in class, you’ll have the opportunity to start the process, and the handout will help you follow up with whatever we don’t complete at home.

Class Length: 3 hours

Meeting Format: Lecture and Hands-on learning

Level of Experience: All levels

Homework: None

Handout:  Will be provided to registered students.

Materials and Supplies Needed to Bring to Class:  A complete list will be provided in advance to registered students.

Class Size: 30

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

How to Register: 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.

Or register at the meeting registration table on September 5 and October 10.

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 the October 10th meeting and Barry Klein’s visit here.


Wednesday, October 11
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Encinitas Community Center
1140 Oakcrest Park Drive
Encinitas, CA 92024
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