Absolute Beginning Knitting
Learn to knit from the very beginning. If you have never knitted or learned how to knit years ago, then pull up a chair. At your own pace you will learn the knit and purl stitches, how to start (cast on), end (bind off), and finish a project (weaving in ends). Once you build confidence, reading patterns, recognizing and fixing mistakes, the world of knitting is open to you. You will begin by creating two simple wash cloths. Materials provided. If time permits, there will be a several other wash cloth designs to choose from to advance to the next level.
Wash Cloth 1: simple cast on, knit stitch and bind off
Wash cloth 2: long tail cast on, purl stitch
Through out: recognizing mistakes and what to do about them
No knitting experience necessary
100 yards each of 2 contrasting colors 100% cotton worsted (medium) weight yarn; solid light colors only
US size 7 (4.5mm) 16” long circular wood needles
US size G/6 (4.0mm) crochet hook
12 stitch markers of 1 color and 2 stitch markers of a different color
1 yarn needle (aka tapestry needle or aka large eye blunt needle)
If a student prefers, they can notify the teacher and purchase a knit kit on the first day of class; kit costs $15 in cash.
Student should also come to class with a notebook, pen/pencil and scissors.