Rayne crocheted this fascinating coral bonnet as a gift for a very lucky friend. She didn’t have a pattern, but was inspired by projects on Pinterest. So, she free-handed the design, adding loops and swirls of colour to look like coral.
Rayne used three skeins of Sandnes Garn Double Sunday (in colour Almond) for the base, and two of Estelle Worsted (in Merlot) for the coral swirls.
We love the creativity of this project, and we know that it will be wonderfully soft and warm.
Fun project, Rayne!
Skill level: Intermediate/Experienced
Date: Thursday, 19/Jun, 6:00pm – 8:30pm (1 session, 2.5 hours)
Instructor: Michelle Porter
Cost: $30 + HST
Do you struggle with knitting patterns for sweaters and other garments designed with set-in sleeves? You’re not alone. Many of us have unfinished sweater projects in the backs of our closets; projects that ‘don’t seem to be working’, but we’re not sure why, or what we would need to do to fix them. Perhaps the pattern is unclear, or poorly designed for different sizes, or we just need to make changes for our specific body measurements, and set-in sleeves can make it hard to understand how to read a pattern and modify it to fix specific problems.
Join experienced garment designer Michelle Porter for this workshop on set-in sleeves. She will be teaching the design aspects involved in creating the sleeve cap and the armhole of a set-in sleeve sweater. How the measurements and shaping of the pieces should correspond and come together to fit each other and the wearer exactly. This class is mostly theory, using measurements from our bodies and a tension gauge from a swatch.