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    Please Note Your Preferences for Workshops – MKRN 2016

    Saturday, 4/16
    10:00 am – Noon

    The Shape of Shawls to Come​

    Leader: Leo Pola​
    The basics of shawl shaping and design.
    An organic presentation/discussion of how to achieve varied shapes and some ideas on how to modify or create your own designs. Incorporating stitch patterns into basic shapes.

    Equipment Required: None – but you may want to have yarn and needles to swatch.​

    Skill:  Knitting

    Level:  Basic

    Cost: None

    ​Max: 10 students

    Moebius Cowl

    Instructor:  Van Waffle​

    This is a quick, easy project knit in the round on a very long circular needle. It uses Cat Bohrdi’s mobius cast-on technique. You can knit an attractive, interesting, wearable item and take it home from the weekend.

    Equipment Required: 1 skein bulky yarn such as Malabrigo Rasta, about 150g/82m
    1 10mm (US15) – 36″ or longer circular needle
    1 stitch marker​

    Skill:  Knitting

    Level:  Basic

    Cost:  None

    ​Max: 20 students

    Sunday, 4/17
    10:00 am – Noon

    A Geometric Approach to Adapting Sweater Patterns

    Instructor: Lars Rains

    We will discuss basic sweater constructions (seamless yoke, raglan, piecework) and look at various schematics in order to understand the role geometry plays in producing these garments. Recalculating slopes and curves is a way to adapt an existing pattern in order to come up with a sweater that will fit perfectly. Short rows and darts will also be introduced as a means to extend knitted fabrics both horizontally and vertically.

    This is a design class, so math will be involved.

    Equipment Required: A pattern (preferably with a schematic) that you would like to adapt.
    Worsted weight yarn
    16″ US 6-8 (4.00 mm-5.00 mm) circular needles.

    Skill:  Knitting

    Level:  Moderate to Advanced

    Cost:  None

    ​Max: None

    Toe Up Socks Two at a Time

    Instructor: Dannhy Ouellette

    The workshop will cover basic toe-up sock construction using the magic loop method and working on two socks at one time.

    Various options for cast-ons, heel construction and cast-off methods will be covered and provided in class notes.

    We will start a simple ribbed sock that students can continue after the class. The pattern for the socks will be provided.

    Equipment Required: 100 grams Fingering weight yarn, split into two equal balls.
    40″ or 47″ US 1-1.5 (2.25 mm-2.5 mm) circular needle.
    Four stitch markers.
    Scrap yarn or a second circular needle to hold stitches

    Skill:  Knitting

    Level:  Basic to Moderate

    Cost: None

    Max: 15 students