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Mary Martin – Workshop 1

Wednesday, February 7 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm


Fission Knitting

Class Description: Fission Knitting is a reversible colorwork technique where the fabric is worked with two yarns held in marl. The design elements are slipped stitches placed on both sides of the fabric. The marl is broken apart to work these stitches. The resultant fabric has a marled middle layer and an overlaid design on each side. Creating a different cabled design on each side of the fabric is possible.

In this 3-hour workshop, you will work a small Fission knit swatch to learn the most used stitches and cables. The emphasis will be on reading your knitting and applying the 3 Rules of Fission Knitting. You will learn the properties of Fission Knit fabric, why the technique works, how to manage your yarn and choosing suitable yarn/projects.

About Fission Knitting video

Class Length: 3 hours

Meeting Format: Lecture and hands-on learning

Level of Experience: Students must be comfortable with cabling.

Homework: None

Materials and Supplies Needed:

Yarn: small quantities of 2 solid colored contrasting yarn in sock/ fingering to DK weights. Smooth/ not textured yarn is recommended. Leftovers of sock yarn are perfect.

Needles: 4.5 mm/ US #7 needles for fingering weight yarn; 5.5 mm/ US#9 needles for DK weight yarn.

Other: cable needle, removable marker, hair or regular elastic band, small bag (e.g., a plastic sandwich bag that holds both balls of yarn)

Class Size: Maximum 20

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 #.

Or register in person at the February Guild meeting. 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 Mary Martin’s visit and the February 6 meeting here.


Wednesday, February 7
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Encinitas Community Center
1140 Oakcrest Park Drive
Encinitas, CA 92024
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