Oddball Design (Postponed)

  • MP_Odd-Ball-designSkill level: Easy
  • Date: Saturday, 4 Jun, 2:00 – 5:00 pm (1 session, 3 hours)
  • Instructor: Michelle Porter
  • Cost: $41 + HST

This is the ultimate class for stash-busting creativity!   Enjoy creative experimentation with a variety of yarn textures and colours, combining them to create a new fabric.  Explore random stripes, doubling up yarns (and sometimes a bit of planning) with all your odd balls and leftovers.

We will swatch to get ideas and then discuss some easy garment construction to utilizing these techniques.

Techniques covered
  • Swatching for fun and inspiration
  • Combining yarns and textures
  • Random striping
  • Planned striping
  • Zig zag patterns

This is a swatching class. Student input and participation is encouraged!

Skill prerequisites

This class is intended for all levels of knitters, assuming familiarity with the following basic knitting skills:

  • Knit and purl stitches
  • Increases (yarnover, make 1, and knit front and back)
  • Decreases (knit 2 together, slip-knit-pass or slip-slip-knit, and double decrease)
  • Cast on and cast off

Please bring the following with you to class:

  • A variety of needle sizes, (mostly larger)
  • A bag of different yarns – part balls, single balls, different weight and colours (or a colour theme)

There is no homework required for this workshop.