We are super excited to have Bruce Weinstein (author of KNITS MEN WANT and BOYFRIEND SWEATERS) at Twisted to teach his Woven Knitting class in late January and early February. These stitches look like weaving and make the most scrumptious fabric!
$45 with Bruce Weinstein
There’s nothing quite like creating a knitted garment that looks like it came right off a loom. It’s easier than you think but goes against common sense. Very thin yarn… but much larger needles. Bruce will show you how to knit the linen stitch (very masculine) as well as a tweed stitch and purled tweed (more feminine versions). All are made with slipped stitches to create dense fabric that’s just perfect for throws, shawls, scarves, and even table runners.
Date/Time: Wednesday, January 30; 6-9 pm -OR- Friday, February 1; 3-6 pm
Materials: Either bring your own or before/during class get 20% off on: One skein dk yarn (5.5 sts/inch in stockinette on suggested needles) for sampling all three variations of these woven stitches (linen, tweed and purled tweed). Needles 1, 2, and 3 sizes larger than suggested for yarn – we will swatch together in class on all sizes – note, if you are an extremely tight knitter, you might consider needles 2, 3, and 4 times larger than suggested; One skein bulky yarn (3.5 sts/inch on suggested needles) for sampling swatches of herringbone. Needles 2 and 3 sizes larger than suggested for yarn. (To knit this the long way– which is preferable, a 36+” circular needle is required. You can gauge swatch on straight needles then purchase the large circular when a needle size is chosen)
Prerequisites: You must know how to Cast on, Bind off, Knit, Purl, Slip Stitches, and SSK, and be comfortable with a wide range of yarn gauges and needle sizes.
We expect the class to fill up quickly, so please check your calendars and let us know if you’d like to hang out with Bruce on Wednesday evening or Friday afternoon. Give us a call at 503-922-1150, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or stop in to register!