There is a place for patterns, and a place for learning to let go of traditional knitting structures and making creative design decisions on your own. This is what we will explore in this full-day class.
Look at the things you do everyday as a knitter: basic structures, stitch patterns, colour and design. Learn how to “break” those structures, change them and how far you can bend them to your will. Through a series of exercises, gain confidence in your own experiments and design ideas and learn how to bring them to your knitting.
A variety of class materials for use in creative exercises will be provided. Body models, different papers, tags, colouring tools.
Supplies to bring:
- notebook and pen/pencil for taking notes/sketching/etc.
- needles: bring a variety of needles you enjoy working with. There will be samples of yarns to play within a range of weights. Gauge will not be important, so a few different sizes that feel good in your hands is more important than specific sizes.
- small amounts of yarn to play with (some will be provided as well, so if you don’t have this, don’t worry)
- your own stash of favourite knitting tools: stitch markers, cable needle, tapestry needle, tape measure, scissors or snips etc.
Class level: All Levels
6 hour class - $230