Entrelac Knitting (2 weeks)
Fridays, June 17 and 24, 12-2pm • $60
Teacher: Frances Betz
If you've ever admired a beautiful entrelac design but thought you couldn't do it, this class is for you! While it might look complicated, entrelac knitting is really very simple once you learn the basics. In this two-week class, Fran will walk you through everything you need to know to knit a hat with a textured diamond pattern. You'll learn how to “knit backwards” and how to purl while looking only at the right side of the work, along with the kitchener stitch, and you'll leave knowing how to take on projects you once thought were too intimidating.
Pre-requisites: Students should know how to cast on, knit, purl, bind off, decrease using K2Tog and SSK, knit in the round, and use double point needles
Materials: 2 skeins of worsted weight wool in harmonious or contrasting colors, purchased from Spun, that yield a gauge of 5 stitches per inch. US 6 or 7 16” circular needles (use the size that ensures proper gauge), stitch markers, (one of a different color than the rest to mark the beginning of the round), and a tapestry needle
Homework: Students must swatch their yarn ahead of time to make sure they are getting 5 stitches per inch. Students should then come to the first class with 100 stitches cast on in the round and 1-2" of ribbing finished on their hat so we can start in right away on the entrelac set-up row.
Maximum number of students: Seven