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Knit Fix Fundamentals - Level 1

This class will focus on the individual rows of your knitting.  How does the yarn in each row interlock with the rows above and below to create different fabric?  How does this change between fabric swatches?  Learn where each strand goes and how to follow them with your eye using a contrasting color of yarn (useful for "over knitting" techniques) and how to sew in ends invisibly.  This skill is vital to Knit Fix Fundamentals because it is the foundation of understanding our stitches and how they combine to become fabric.

Materials List

  • One skein Malabrigo Chunky in a light color
  • Size US 8 to US 10 knitting needles (this is flexible as gauge does not matter)
  • Scrap yarn for holding live stitches
  • Opening and closing stitch markers
  • Darning needle
  • A Handi Tool, double pointed needles and/or crochet hook for picking up stitches
  • Notebook and pen
  • Courage!
Homework instructions can be found HERE.  Knit six swatches.  Swatches should measure at least 6 inches by 6 inches.  Do not bind off, but rather leave the stitches live and place them on a holder or scrap yarn.  Please feel free to attend a drop-in project class or two if you need help with any of the techniques utilized in the swatch knitting.  And if you are a newbie to any of these styles of knitting, don't be intimidated!  What a great way to learn, by knitting a 6 inch square with no commitment to the outcome!  Two of the swatches, lace and cable, are optional and the class can be attended with the first four swatches only.

Skill Level: beginner
Skill Details:
Requirements: Students must be comfortable with the longtail cast on, knit and purl stitches. If you feel intimidated by the swatch knitting (for example the lace and cable swatches), any of Acorn Street's project classes would be a great opportunity to pick up a few more techniques and get some help on the homework before the class begins.
Instructor: Sonna Schuttner

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This class cannot be purchased online. Please contact the store for more information.