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Workshops by Kate Gagnon Osborn

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This option is sold out.04/13/20189:00 am - 12:00 pmFriday, April 13, 2018 
1030, Fabulous Finishing for Knitwear - $120
 
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Level: All Levels Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Knitting

Do you know how to knit, but steer clear of any project that requires seaming? Have you knit gorgeous sweaters in pieces, only to have all of your effort ruined by improper finishing? Do you have finished garment pieces languishing in your closet because you’re dreading seaming them together? Are you wary of blocking, or are unclear of what finishing method to apply to your lace, Fair Isle, or cabled piece? Put all of your fears and worries aside: in this class, we’re going to go over common blocking techniques and when to apply them. We’ll also discuss the “S” word: Seaming, why seaming in garments is so important, and teach you the steps to seam your knitting together. We promise once you’ve learned how to do it, you’ll not only never dread it again; you’ll actually enjoy and appreciate the process!

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: None

Materials you are required to bring: Tapestry needle, yarn used for swatching, needles used for swatching AND one size smaller needle, blocking or t-pins

Homework: Students should bring to class four Stockinette stitch knit swatches knit in the same yarn that are approximately 4" (10cm) wide and exactly 36 rows long, not including cast on and bind off rows. Knit one lace swatch approximately 4" x 4" (10cm) square in the pattern of your choosing.

1030, Fabulous Finishing for Knitwear - $120 [More Info]
Kate Gagnon Osborn
04/13/20181:30 pm - 4:30 pmFriday, April 13, 2018 
1031, Roositud: Estonian Colorwork Knitting - $120
 
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Level: All Levels Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Knitting

Roositud is an Estonian inlay technique where a contrasting color is wrapped between the back and front of the fabric as you knit. The end result is geometric patterning on the knitted fabric that resembles embroidery. Using the Roositud technique allows you the freedom to place a motif anywhere and to use as many colors as you wish allowing for almost limitless design possibilities.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Students must be able to knit comfortably in the round on double pointed needles or using magic loop.

Materials you are required to bring: Size 3 and 4 double pointed needles.

Homework: None

1031, Roositud: Estonian Colorwork Knitting - $120 [More Info]
Kate Gagnon Osborn
04/14/20189:00 am - 4:30 pmSaturday, April 14, 2018 
1083, Beyond Stripes - $220
 
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Level: Beginner Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Knitting

In this class, students will learn the basics of stranded color work, including reading charts and properly blocking your work. In class, students will make a sampler illustrating many regional styles of colorwork: Fair Isle, Selbu, Setesdal, and even Bohus knitting. Less familiar techniques like embroidery, intarsia, and roositud will also be covered. Students will be provided with worsted weight yarn in a range of gorgeous colors from The Fibre Co. Please bring double pointed needles in size 7 US (or whatever needle they are comfortable working in worsted weight yarn). We'll also cover two-handed color work, tacking long floats, proper tension, and choosing colors for optimal effect.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Students must know how to knit comfortably in the round.

Materials you are required to bring: 16" circular needle in US Size 6, 7, OR 8 - or size to comfortably work with worsted weight yarns.

Homework: None

1083, Beyond Stripes - $220 [More Info]
Courtney Kelley and Kate Gagnon Osborn
04/15/20189:00 am - 12:00 pmSunday, April 15, 2018 
1032, Roositud: Estonian Colorwork Knitting - $120
 
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Level: All Levels Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Knitting

Roositud is an Estonian inlay technique where a contrasting color is wrapped between the back and front of the fabric as you knit. The end result is geometric patterning on the knitted fabric that resembles embroidery. Using the Roositud technique allows you the freedom to place a motif anywhere and to use as many colors as you wish allowing for almost limitless design possibilities.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Students must be able to knit comfortably in the round on double pointed needles or using magic loop.

Materials you are required to bring: Size 3 and 4 double pointed needles.

Homework: None

1032, Roositud: Estonian Colorwork Knitting - $120 [More Info]
Kate Gagnon Osborn