Knitting It Together

Description

Have you found yourself secretly admiring knitters and wishing you knew how to knit too? Want to be able to knit cozy socks, hats, blankets, or scarves for yourself and others? Come learn how to knit with us! This workshop will cover the basics of knitting including: materials, casting on, the knit stitch, the purl stitch, casting off, how to read a pattern, and creating a gauge swatch. Basic stitches, patterns, and terminology will be outlined. We will begin a small and easy knitting project, such as a mason jar cozy, which participants will get to take home, including the yarn and needles. A page with online resources will also be provided. This workshop will provide you with everything you need to become a proficient knitter!

If time permits, this workshop will also cover more advanced topics, such as:
– Other methods of casting on
– Knitting in the round
– Decreasing and increasing stitches
– Recycling yarn
– Dying yarn with kool-aid
– Special stitch patterns (cables, lace, intarsia, etc.)

About the Instructor

A knitter for over ten years, Eliana loves the practical and creative nature of knitting. She enjoys the simple sense of self-reliance that knitting (and gardening and bike-riding and plenty of other fun things) brings. She prefers knitting with natural fibers, dying wool with kool-aid and recycling yarn from second hand sweaters. Eliana likes teaching people how to knit, and loves knitting socks and slippers.

Date and Time

Wednesday, November 7 | 6:00 – 8:30 pm (2.5 hours)

Location

UBC Farm | 3461 Ross Drive
Vancouver BC

Cost

$68 ($62 student pricing) + GST

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