Great Beginner Scarves: No Pattern Required - 2 Saturdays: July 20 & 27; 1:00-3:00 pm
Instructor: Cynthia Gilbertson
Dates: 2 Saturdays: July 20,1:00-3:00 pm and July 27, 1-2:00 pm. Please note that the second week will be shorter than the first.
This class will teach you how to make a great scarf without a pattern, even if you are a brand new knitter! Along the way you'll learn concepts that will help you in all your future knitting endeavors. You can bring yarn or wait to buy it during class, based on what we've covered. You'll have your pattern written by the end of the first class, and we'll sort through any issues that have come up at the second meeting. By then you'll be well on your way with your scarf, and probably planning the next one! There is a small homework assignment to complete before you come to the first class.
We'll cover topics such as:
Using a yardage chart
Characteristics of stitch combinations
How the choice of yarn will impact your final product
Skill Level: Easy. To be successful in this class, you should be comfortable knitting, purling, and recognizing the difference between knit and purl stitches.
Supplies to bring to class: (registered students receive 10% off class supply purchases)
Yarn: Choose one of two options -
Option A: If you already own yarn that you are considering using, bring it along. Either bring it all, or bring one ball and write down the total yardage you have in your stash here: ______________
Option B: Plan to purchase yarn during the class, based on the factors we will discuss. Your purchase will be covered by our 10% class supply discount.
Option A: If you own a variety of needles, bring along a selection of single points and/or 24" circulars. If you are bringing yarn (Option A, above), bring sizes that bracket the size called for on the ball band. For example, if the ball band calls for size US 8, bring 7, 8, and 9 (if you have them). If you are not bringing yarn, but have needles, bring a variety of sizes you enjoy using.
Option B: Plan to purchase needles during class, after making a yarn selection and considering the factors discussed in class. Your purchase will be covered by our 10% class supply discount.
Homework: See instructions below
Notions: If you have them, please bring stitch markers, scissors, and a measuring tape or ruler.
Step One: Spend some time thinking about what sort of scarf you would like to make. You can use the following questions to guide your thinking:
How wide? Measure some scarves and write down the width you like: ________________
How long? Measure some scarves and write down the length that you like: ________________
How thick? Look at some scarves and compare the thickness and heaviness of the fabric. Do you like the thin ones that fold easily and look dressier, or do you prefer thicker ones that are extra warm and have a funkier, more casual look?
Step Two: If you have a scarf or a picture of a scarf that you would like to mimic, please bring it along with you to class.
* See the main Classes page for our policy about class changes and cancellations.