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Faina Goberstein Workshop 4

Thursday, March 7 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Designer Edgings Transformation


Have you ever thought about knitting your favorite sweater again and making some simple changes to bring the look from the ordinary to spectacular? Learn how to substitute the trims along the hemline, sleeves, neckline, and front edges using something interesting and compatible with the main texture of a garment.

There is so much to explore! Knitwear designer Faina Goberstein in her designs is always looking for some attractive accents that make the project unique and sophisticated. She will share her finishing techniques on executing new trims for the best look. You will think as a co-designer of your sweater while you discuss a new version of an existing design.

In this class, you will use your homework swatches and provided handout to stir your creativity

Meeting Format: Lecture and hands-on learning, via Zoom

Level of Experience: Experienced knitter who has made a few sweaters.

Materials and Supplies Needed for Class:
Yarn: Worsted weight yarn in two coordinating colors, one ball each
Knitting Needles: US #5, 6, 7, and 8
Crochet Hook: Size G
Notions: Locking markers
Completed Homework Swatches

Homework: Make the following two swatches.

Swatch #1:
With worsted-weight yarn and size US 7 or US 8 needle (one that makes a fabric that you like—not too firm, with a nice drape!), cast on 42 stitches.

Next row (RS row): k1 (keep this edge st in Stockinette St: knit RS, purl WS), work textured pattern (see below) over 40 pts, place marker, k1 (keep this edge st in Stockinette St).

Work even as established until you swatch is approximately square. Bind off.

Textured Pattern: Multiple of 4 sts
Rows 1 and 2: * k2, p2; rep from *.
Rows 3 and 4: * p2, k2; rep from *.
Repeat rows 1-4.

Swatch #2:
In worsted-weight yarn, work one swatch in a pattern of your choice, final swatch at least 6” x 6”.

Bring remaining yarn and the needles you used for the swatch to class.

Class size: Maximum 30

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

How to Register: Email Programs AT SanDiegoKnitters DOT com (Note: to use Guild email addresses, you’ll need to change the AT and DOT to appropriate symbols and eliminate any spaces. Guild email addresses are not clickable.) –  Be sure to include your name, the name of the workshop, your email address and a telephone number. The confirmation email will include where to mail your check #.

# Reminder: Checks are to be made payable to San Diego North Coast Knitters Guild (payee name must be written out in full.) Please write name and date of the workshop on your check.

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.

This is a virtual workshop. You will be sent a Zoom link shortly before the workshop. The Zoom link is specific to each participant and should not be shared. New to Zoom? Read Karen des Jardins’ Zoom tips here.

Learn more about the March 2024 Guild Meeting and Fiana Goberstein here.


Thursday, March 7
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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