Seaming (3 hours)
Saturday, November 24, 11am-1pm • $55
Teacher: Tanya Thomann
Many knitters shy away from sweaters and larger projects because they are afraid that their sewing skills don’t match their knitting skills. While knitting top-down sweaters may seem like the solution, since they save you from seaming, they often don’t provide the structure necessary for a more tailored fit. In this workshop, you’ll practice sewing together both garter and stockinette stitch swatches in two directions, prepping you for knitting (and finishing!) the sweater of your dreams.
Prerequisites: Participants should be able to make knitted swatches (as detailed below).
Homework: Using a smooth, light-colored worsted-weight yarn purchased from Spun (we recommend Stonehedge Fiber Mill’s Shepherd’s Wool Worsted), and a needle size appropriate for that yarn, knit and block your swatches:
• Stockinette swatches (make 2): Cast on 40 stitches and work in stockinette stitch (knitting the right side rows, purling the wrong side rows) for 4”. Bind off loosely.
• Garter stitch swatches (make 2): Cast on 40 stitches and work in garter stitch (knitting every row) for 4”. Bind off loosely.
• Block your swatches prior to class by soaking them in warm water (with or without wool wash) and patting them flat to dry.
• Knitted and blocked swatches (see homework, above)
• Extra yarn for seaming
• Tapestry needle
Maximum number of students: 7