Workshop: Knit Continental Style (2.5 hours)
This class is for those who want to pick up the pace on their knitting.
We will be working on a swatch to practice the basic knit and purl continental techniques.
Additionally we will cover:
- German twisted cast on - stretchier than other cast ons
- Different selvedge techniques
- 2-3 types of button holes
- Kitchener stitch
- then weaving in off ends
If time permits or for faster students we can explore:
- i-cord cast on
- practice continental
- i-cord edge
- cast off - Jenni's surprisingly stretchy bind off
Please bring along to class : Bring along needles plus yarn for swatching. Also a swatch of your normal garter stitch and purl stitch. These will be used to compare the different tension you are likely to achieve with continental knitting.
Tutor : Marianne Horton of Beautiful Fierce
Marianne has a genuine passion for teaching and creating beautiful objects with simple tools and beautiful fibres.
"Making things is one of my ways to tell a story - by shaping the material at hand, I am able to give voice to the tales of everyday life. Sometimes,those materials have their own words to add and so the story can often have a twist or an ending that surprises even the author."