Please bring with you
Friday-Toe Up Socks 101
- 4 or 4.5mm double pointed needles
- aran or worsted weight yarn in a light colour
Saturday morning-Sizing and Fit
- any pattern you wish to explore
- tape measure
Saturday afternoon-Fixing Mistakes
- any projects with mistakes
- 4mm or 4.5mm straight or short circular (60cm) needle
- worsted or aran weight yarn in a light colour
- 4mm, 4.5mm or 5mm crochet hook
- a second set of needles (4-5mm)
- another colour of worsted weight yarn
Friday morning-Knit to Flatter and Fit
- Homework below (it was also sent out in an email a month ago)
- a couple of pages of at least 2 colours of light-weight (20lb or lighter but NOT tracing paper) light coloured paper that you can trace your outline through
- measuring tape
Saturday all day-Making the Most of Your Yarn Collection
- homework from below
- various yarns (weights and colours)
- various needles
- large tapestry needle - blunt tip essential
Sunday morning-Two Colours, Two Hands
- homework below
- more of your homework yarn
Saturday morning-Linen Stitch
- 2 balls (3 if you have a spare lying around) of worsted weight yarn in contrasting colours. You will be cutting up this yarn so please do not bring anything expensive
- 4.5mm, 5mm, 5.5mm and 6mm needles
- 6mm, 40 cm circular needle. This is just for a practice piece. Please don't buy a special needle. You can use 5mm or 5.5mm if you have it.
- stitch markers
Saturday afternoon-Beginner Crochet
- 4mm, 4.5mm or 5mm crochet hook
- worsted weight yarn in a few different colours. You will be cutting the yarn so please don't bring anything expensive.
Friday - Knit to Flatter and Fit
It is essential that this exercise be completed. You will be disappointed if you don't do this! And please read this carefully, including the NOTE at the bottom.
1. Dress in something close fitting. (We need to see your real silhouette. You may wear only lingerie, or a bathing suite, or a tight yoga outfit. But it needs to be close to your body and supportive.)
2. Standing straight, with arms slightly away from your side and feet together, have someone take a straight-on, full body (head-to-toe) photo of you. (Have the photo fill the screen as much as possible.)
3. Print the photo onto plain paper (enlarging it to 8-10" tall).
4. Trace your outline only with a heavy black pen: we don't need your photo anymore, only your outline. Bring your outline to class.
NOTE TO PARTICIPANTS Common homework and supplies errors are the following: arms too far from sides, feet not together, head not included, paper too heavy or too light (tracing paper does not work), photo brought instead of just silhouette, silhouette not outlined or not outlined heavily enough.
Use plain, light-colored yarn throughout. Worsted weight works best. Block the finished swatch.
- Find the metric needle size you would normally knit this yarn. Drop down 2 sizes (as shown on a needle chart). Multiply by 2. You now have the metric size needle with which you should knit this following swatch: with light-coloured yarn and these larger needles, cast on 12 stitches; knit 2 rows; change to stockinette and knit 2"; bind off.
- With any yarn and appropriate needles, cast on 15 stitches and work 2 rows stockinette, leaving work ready to work a RS (knit) row.
With DK or finer yarn and appropriate size circular needle, long-tail cast on 120 stitches (or whatever number of stitches fits comfortably on the needle). Join work, and knit 1 round.