Short-rows can be used to shape bust lines, shoulders and necklines, but they can be tricky. Join Grace on Sunday to get the scoop on how to do it and do it well!
Converting Basic Garment Patterns to Include Short – Row Shaping
$30 with Grace Akhrem
This class covers the basics of short-rows and the difference between traditional short-rows and Japanese short-rows. We will discuss how to convert a basic garment pattern to include short-row shaping in the shoulder and neckline. Together we will convert a basic pattern to include short-rows.
Date/Time: Sunday, May 19; 9:30-11:30 am or 1-3pm
Materials – either bring your own or before/during class get 20% off on: Knitting pattern (with crew neck and shoulder shaping),graph paper or knitters graph paper, pencil, notebook paper, smooth worsted weight yarn, size 7 or 8 needles (to obtain gauge)
Interested? Come into Twisted, call us at 503-922-1150 or sign up on-line here.
Nothing lasts forever, but we can certainly make things last a little longer! That favorite sweater or pair of socks can be repaired! You have spent all this time knitting it – learn how to extend it’s lifespan!
$20 with Natalie Kilkenny
Damage from wear and moths happens. Your knitted treasures no longer need to have holes in them. Learn how to successfully repair holes in your knitting. This class will go over the basic darning technique without the use of a darning egg. This session will also cover using duplicate stitch to embellish or decorate work.
Date/Time: Wednesday, May 30; 6-8 pm
Materials – either bring your own or before/during class get 20% off on: darning or tapestry needle; worsted yarn for swatches and four 3 yard lengths of worsted yarn in colors contrasting the swatches for darning
Homework: Knit three 5 x 5 inch stockinette swatches in worsted weight yarn to bring to class.
This short little class will teach you all you need to know about gauge swatches. Although many of us dislike knitting swatches – they are crucial to getting your knitwear to fit and look like the designer intended.
Secrets of the gauge swatch – REVEALED!
$10 with Anna Leander
This one hour workshop will teach you helpful tips and simple tricks to knitting and measuring your ever so important gauge swatches so that you can more accurately create the knitting project of your dreams.
Date/Time: Thursday, May 23; 6-7 pm
Material: Please bring with you to class two 6″ square knitted swatches in stockinette stitch in any thickness of yarn with appropriate sized needles, blocked. (Please bring the band of the yarn used for each swatch with you.) You will also need a ruler or tape measure.
Skills learned: Accurately determining gauge using a gauge swatch..