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Molly Conroy-Ungerecht – Workshop 1

Wednesday, August 7 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Success with Plant-Based Fibers

When we first learn to knit, we are often told to not use plant-based fibers—especially cotton. We are told many horror stories— it will hurt your hands, it will grow like mad, you will hate working with it, it won’t keep its shape, etc. But all it takes to be successful with plant-based yarns is knowledge. We will talk about the nature of the fibers, how to work with them, how to pick patterns, and how to substitute yarns. The workshop comes with a kit and a pattern.

Meeting Format: Lecture and hands-on learning

Length of Class: 2 hours

Level of Experience:  Beginner

Class Handout: The class handout and pattern will be provided in advance to registered students.

Materials and Supplies to Bring to Class:
• Class handout and pattern
• US#8 knitting needle. Alternatively, bring a variety of needles from US#3 to US#8 to try different fabrics.
• Size F (ish) crochet hook and waste yarn for a provisional cast on.

Homework: If you want to knit the pattern during the class, you should complete the provisional cast on with the waste yarn. To do so, provisional cast on 56 stitches.

Class Size: 30. You need to register a month in advance so an adequate number of kits can be prepared.

Cost: $30 for members ($65 for non-members which includes Guild Membership),
plus $25 for Plant Based Fiber Kit & Pattern to be paid directly to Molly at the beginning of class.

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.

Or register in person at in-person Guild meetings. Credit card payments are in-person only via a Square swipe (a small service fee will be added.)

# 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.

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

Learn more about Molly and her planned presentation to the Guild here.


Wednesday, August 7
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Encinitas Community Center
1140 Oakcrest Park Drive
Encinitas, CA 92024
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