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Builder Skills - Knitting Series (6 hour course)



CLASS #1 - LET’S PLAY A GAME! - July 28

  • Must have knowledge of knitting basics

  • No homework to prepare for this class - just show up

 

MATERIALS: (Kit will be available to purchase for 10% off list price)

Worsted weight yarn/US size 7 or 8 knitting needles (Kit runs $15-30 depending on needle choice)

 

OUTLINE:

What is random knitting?

Why use random knitting?

How do you do random knitting?

Show a variety of textured stitch samples

    Use patterns that have similar or same multiples of stitches

Use either dice or numbers in a bag

Make it into a game!

    You can even have your kids roll the dice or draw the numbers for you, then make a scarf or other item for them.

 Cast on and do a few rows of garter stitch to start

    Draw number/roll dice and start the first section

    Determine the number of inches or rows to work

    When finished, knit a few rows of garter stitch to separate the new section

    Repeat for the next stitch pattern

Show examples of finished projects using random knitting

 

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CLASS #2 - LET’S ADD VARIETY! - Aug 4th (Yarn only Kit is $11)

 

*Must have knowledge of knitting basics

* No homework to prepare for class - just show up

 

MATERIALS: Kits will be available for 10% discount on day of class (Yarn only Kit is $11 / optional needles run apx $10-20)

6 different colors of worsted weight yarn (good time to use up some scrap yarns)

US size 7 or 8 knitting needles (or size commensurate with your yarn)

2 dice

 

OUTLINE: 

What is random knitting?

Why use random knitting?

How to use random knitting?

Show a variety of textured stitch samples

    Use patterns that have similar or same multiples of stitches

Use either dice or numbers in a bag

Make it into a game!

    You can even have your kids roll the dice or draw the numbers for you, then make a scarf or other item for them.

In this method we use multiple colors of yarn to add variety

    More to determine this time (roll dice for number of inches, yarn color, stitch

            pattern, etc.)

Cast on and do a few rows of garter stitch to start

    Draw number/roll dice and start the first section

    Determine the number of inches or rows to work

    When finished, knit a few rows of garter stitch to separate the new section

    Repeat for the next stitch pattern

***May not need to do garter stitch rows when changing colors because separation will already be obvious. ***

Show examples of finished projects using random knitting

 

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CLASS #3 - LET’S BE SECRET SPIES! - Aug 11

 

*Must have knowledge of knitting basics

* No homework needed to prepare for this class

 

MATERIALS:

Worsted weight cotton yarn (Cotton Supreme DK - $10)

US size 6 knitting needles (or size commensurate with your yarn)

Graph paper

 

OUTLINE:

What is random knitting?

Why use random knitting?

    Spell names, write messages, poems, stories

How to do random knitting?

Hand out list of letters with numbers

Discuss spacing of knits & purls

    One plain row in between each row

    Take up where you left off with unfinished letters on next RS row

    Use a yarn over for a zero when using numbers

Practice writing the same thing as a whole class (i.e. spell out “knitting”)

    Discuss using the graph paper

Each one practice writing their own name

Discuss possibilities of projects

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Skill Level: Beginner
Skill Details: Must have basic understanding of knitting : Cast on, knit and purl
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This class cannot be purchased online. Please contact the store for more information.
 
Store Hours
  • Mon - Fri: 10a-5p
  • Sat: 10a-2p
  • *Closed Sunday
  • Holiday
    Hours May Vary.
 
Contact Info
208 E Main St
Sandy, UT 84070