In this three-day workshop you will learn how to knit a simple bulky weight child’s vest. (The same pattern is also available in men’s and women’s sizes. When you have mastered the child’s size, you will be able to use the skills learned in this workshop to knit the adult-sized vest if desired.) You will learn to follow a pattern, knit a gauge swatch, knit a one-piece garment using circular knitting needles, work a garter stitch border with the main body in stockinette stitch, place markers, increase and decrease stitches, divide your work in order to fashion armholes, bind off shoulder seams together, and insert a zipper into a knitted piece. We will also review how to correct simple mistakes. Before taking this class you should be able to knit and purl.
The class will meet in three sessions. After each session students will work at home to reach a specified point in the project, in order to learn and use new skills the following class session. Pattern and yarn to make the smallest size vest are included in the materials fee. You may bring your own needles or purchase at the time of class. Needles specified in the pattern are 24″ circulars sizes US 10 and US 9, or size required to get correct gauge. You will also need seven stitchholders. You can bring your own or we will have them for sale.
This is a three-day class from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Schedule for 2018 is:
- 5/19, 6/2 and 6/16