Evening Socials 2020
Come and join us here from 7pm – 9pm, for an evening of chat, knitting, crocheting and problem solving if you have one! There is a small charge of £5
Thursday 13th February
Wednesday 25th March
Tuesday 21st April
Wednesday 13th May
Thursday 4th June
FULL – Cast On/Cast Off – Starting and Ending Well
Thursday 27th February 7pm – 9.00pm £25
The success of our projects is often determined by two of the least considered aspects; how we cast on and off. Some projects call for very specific techniques, at other times our choices can just give a better/smoother/more flexible/stable result. This workshop will cover five cast on and four cast off techniques that will not only finesse your projects, but also open up whole new possibilities!
Cast On: Cable, Longtail, Provisional (crocheted), Pinwheel, Two-colour.
Cast Off: Russian, Grafting, Crocheted, Two-colour.
Skills needed: Knit, purl, some experience of casting on and off.
Tutor : Kath Andrews
Making Your Sweater Your Own
Wednesday 11th March 2020 7pm – 9.00pm £25
Thursday 30th April 2020 7pm – 9.00pm £25
Making a sweater is a large investment of time and money and it’s only right that we should end up with a garment we want to, and can, wear.
The first of these two workshops looks at the importance of swatching (both working flat and in the round!), yarn substitution, choosing the right size(s) in a pattern for your body shape and how to move between sizes (eg following a different size for the sleeves than for the body), and how to work contiguious shoulders. Using ‘On the Beach’ by Isabell Kraemer, we will begin the sweater and work through to the shoulders.
The second workshop focuses on ways to change the shape of the body and arms to achieve the result you want – for example, how to add extra width at the hips or bust, add waist shaping or alter the shape of the sleeves.
The two workshops are six weeks apart to allow time for participants to reach the required point in their sweater for the second workshop.
Skills needed: Ability to use a circular needle, cast on, knit, purl, increase, decrease and cast off.
Tutor : Kath Andrews
First Steps in Crochet
Thursday 19th March 2020 7pm – 9.30pm £30
This workshop is for the complete beginner or someone who would like to refresh their skills in crochet. During the workshop you will start with basic techniques such as how to hole the hook and yarn, and how to make basic crochet stitches. These skills will be brought together to make a useful coaster.
Tutor : Gina Couch
All workshops are held here at Yarn O’clock
A £10 non-refundable deposit is required to secure your place, remember to book early as there are only 6 spaces on each workshop