Skill-Building Class Series
with Julie Hoover

5 classes • 12 hours of instruction • $250
This series of five classes is designed for experienced knitters who want to deepen their understanding of the building blocks of their craft. Julie covers the essential aspects of knitting, from properly swatching for gauge to honing finishing abilities. Students who complete this course will develop the skills and confidence to ensure that even their most complicated projects will turn out beautifully.  

Gauge Swatching
Sunday, May 1 • 12-2pm
Swatching for gauge is essential for a satisfactory finished garment, and it’s not as difficult as you may think. In this class you will learn the proper way to swatch and leave with a full understanding of the whys and hows of swatching, which can yield essential information for your knitting projects.

Cast On and Bind Off Methods
Sunday, May 22 • 12-3pm
This class will cover several different methods of casting on and binding off, and how to choose the best method for your project, whether the pattern specifies it or not.

Selvedge Stitches
Thursday, June 23 • 6-8pm
The selvedge of a knit fabric is created by changing the stitch pattern at the beginning and end of every row. In this class you will learn and practice several different selvedge techniques and how to choose the best technique for your project.

Shaping
Sunday, July 24 • 4-6pm
This class will focus on common (and some not-so-common) shaping methods, using increases, decreases, and short rows.

Finishing
Sunday, August 21 • 12-3pm
Finishing may be the most intimidating section of any pattern. The focus of this class is learning the blocking and seaming techniques that will help you raise the bar on your finishing skills.

 

 

About Julie Hoover Recognized for her minimal aesthetic and attention to fine detail, Julie focuses on designing knitwear that is simultaneously casual and elegant—a signature style that has developed over the years in her work as a visual merchandiser, art director, and freelance designer. Based in Ann Arbor, Julie spends her time designing as part of the in-house design team for Brooklyn Tweed and her own independent label.

About Julie Hoover
Recognized for her minimal aesthetic and attention to fine detail, Julie focuses on designing knitwear that is simultaneously casual and elegant—a signature style that has developed over the years in her work as a visual merchandiser, art director, and freelance designer. Based in Ann Arbor, Julie spends her time designing as part of the in-house design team for Brooklyn Tweed and her own independent label.