Knitting in Circles

$55.00

Dates: Tuesday, April 20 (1 session)
Time:  6:30 pm – 8:30 pm Eastern 

Learn to knit in the round using double points, one circular, two circulars, and the Magic Loop technique.

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Description

Tired of knitting back and forth? Ready to move on? Expand your horizons with a variety of circular knitting techniques. You’ll be ready to make seamless sweaters, sleeves, gloves, bags, and socks, and much, much more. 
 
Combine Knitting in Circles with some of Sarah’s other upcoming classes — Something from Nothing and Stripes, Stripes, and More Stripes, for example — to learn everything you need to make a top-down hat, toe-up socks, or a bottom-up bag.

Techniques to be covered

  • joining circular knitting without twisting
  • eliminating jog at beginning of cast-on row
  • using double-pointed needles
  • using one circular needle
  • using two circular needles
  • using Magic Loop technique (one long circular needle for small circumferences)
  • applications of each type of circular knitting (sweater in the round, socks, etc.)
  • a brief discussion on converting flat patterns to circular (stitch patterns, sweaters, sleeves, bags)

Note:

  • All knitting class sessions will take place online via Zoom at the appointed times only, and will not be recorded.
  • A Zoom link will be emailed to each student 24 hours prior to each upcoming class session.
  • The online instruction will consist of two windows: one with Sarah’s smiling face, and one with on-camera close-ups for demonstration purposes. Each student’s smiling face will also be viewable in a window.
  • Each student will be responsible for using Zoom (super easy by clicking on a link) on an electronic device that is large enough for the instructor window and demonstration window to be clearly viewed.
  • No refunds.

Skill level

  • Adventurous knitter and above
  • MUST be comfortable with both knitting and purling

Materials needed

  • Yarn:
    • 50 gms smooth and light-colored (so you can see what you’re doing), bulky to aran weight yarn (3.5 to 4 sts/in)
  • Needles—in order to fully participate in the class, students MUST have ALL of the following:
    • US 9 (5.5mm) double-pointed needles (set of 5)
    • US 9 (5.5mm) 16″ (40cm) circular needle (measured from needle tip to needle tip)
    • US 9 (5.5mm) 40″ (100cm) or longer circular needle
  • Notions:
    • stitch markers
    • saftey pins
    • blunt darning needle
    • scissors

Homework to be completed before class with yarn and needles described above:

  • With yarn and 16″ circular needle (described above), cast on 60 stitches.