Knitting in the Round: Double-Points - Friday, March 6, 2:00-3:30 pm
Knitting in the Round: Double-Pointed Needles
Instructor: Cynthia Gilbertson
Date: Friday, March 6, 2:00-3:30 pm
Double-pointed needles are one traditional method for working small circumferences in the round (think mittens, sleeve cuffs, socks, etc.) But newer knitters can find them a bit off-putting — isn’t it enough to have to manage two needles at a time?
Rest assured, the technique is not as hard as it first appears once you understand how it works. In this class, you can learn the technique while making a cute little baby hat. And if you don’t have a new baby to give the hat to, Northfield Yarn would be happy to take your hat to the Northfield Hospital, which offers every new baby a handmade hat.
This class is suitable for advanced beginners who are comfortable knitting, purling, and combining knits and purls on the same row. It will help if you can recognize the difference between a knit stitch and a purl stitch when they are on the needles.
Supplies to bring to class:
(registered students receive 10% off class supply purchases, excluding patterns)
Yarn: Approx 40y of a washable dk yarn (e.g., Snuggly or Crofter)
Needles: A set of four or five 8” US #4 DPNs (bamboo or wood is recommended for maximum control)
Notions: One stitch marker for the start of the round
Pattern: The pattern will be provided in class
* See the main Classes page for our policy about class changes and cancellations.