My Favourite Things (Finished)

  • Skill level: Confident Beginner/Intermediate
  • Date: Thursday,  23 April, 6:30-9:00pm (1 session, 2.5 hours)
  • Instructor: Mary Pat McDonald
  • Cost: $30 + HST

This is a technique class, comprising 40+ of Mary Pat’s favourite methods, short-cuts and ingenious approaches, distilled after years of knitting and much instruction from experts.  Taken as a whole, this class is a short-cut to serious knitting expertise.

Techniques covered

You will learn about:

  • Long-tail cast-on, both plain and ribbed
  • How much yarn for a long-tail cast-on
  • How to deal with casting on 100s of stitches at once
  • M1L and M1R and how to tell what you’re doing without taxing your brain
  • Blocking as you go
  • Slipping edge stitches – how and when (and when not to)
  • Easy modified bind-off from Lucy Neatby
  • Cabling without a cable needle – when it works and when it doesn’t
  • Judy Becker’s provisional cast-on
  • The many joys of 3-needle bind-off, including Japanese 3NBO
  • Favourite Things song
  • Knitting back backwards
  • Picking up stitches vs sewing seams
  • Joins – braiding and spit-splice
  • and more…..
Skill prerequisites

Students must be comfortable with basic knitting skills:

  • knitting and purling
  • increasing and decreasing
  • casting on and binding off

Please bring the following with you to class:

  • Yarn (any weight)
  • Knitting needles (any style) in a size appropriate for your yarn

There is no homework for this class.

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