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Knitter's Day Out Retreat 2018

  • Summerdale, PA USA (map)

I'm delighted to be back teaching at this event for the second year in a row!

I’ll be teaching Lace Forensics where you’ll channel your inner Sherlock Holmes and join me on a lace forensics adventure! If knitting lace is something you've shied away from, this class will have you tackling it head on! We'll discuss the history and mechanics of this technique, discuss the differences between lace knitting and knitted lace, learn to translate a written lace pattern into charted form, learn to knit lace from a chart, and decode a lace swatch and turn it into a chart. We will also discuss making nupps and adding beads to lace. Get over your fear of lace and leave feeling confident and ready to knit that lace pattern you've had your eyes on. Embrace the lace!

Curious about stranded colorwork techniques? Intimidated by multiple strands of yarn in multiple colors? Not sure how gauge works or how to trap those floats? This is the workshop for you! We’ll cover basic Fair Isle knitting techniques for English, Continental, and Combination knitters, tackle common issues, proper technique, color theory and psychology, multiple ways to trap floats, Fair Isle history and set good Fair Isle knitting habits. We will focus on putting everything we learned into practice and also learn Latvian Braids as we knit the Polarized Hat! Open to beginners and people with previous Fair Isle knowledge, this class will tackle any fears and get you excited to cast on for your next stranded colorwork project!

Love color work? Learn all about slip-stitch color work, or mosaic knitting, as we knit the Harry Potter-themed Felix Felicis Cowl! We'll cover proper technique, how to read a slip-stitch chart, how to work picot hems, blocking and finishing techniques, and touch on color theory.

This is always a wonderful event with a market and so many wonderful teachers and classes. For more information, cick here.

Earlier Event: June 7
Jimmy Beans Wool Retreat 2018
Later Event: October 6
South River Knitting Guild