Thu, 11 Nov|
The Good Stitch
Knit in the Round with Marion Cook
Circular knitting or knitting in the round has several key differences to flat knitting, and you might find that you love them.
Time & Location
11 Nov 2021, 18:30 – 18 Nov 2021, 20:30
The Good Stitch, 117 George V Ave, Goring-by-Sea, Worthing BN11 5SA, UK
About the Event
Circular knitting or knitting in the round has several key differences to flat knitting, and you might find that you love them. Knitting around & around gets you into a lovely uninterrupted rhythm; you can try on your knitting as it grows; you may prefer the feel of working with circular needles and best of all with seamless knitting, there's no stitching together when you have finished! This is a versatile addition to your knitting skills & we think you’ll soon be hooked on circular knitting.
In this 2-part workshop, Marion will teach you how to join your cast on to work in the round & how to keep track of where you are. Marion will advise on how to choose the right needle & cord to suit the size of garment you want to knit & how to use the magic loop method. Using these skills, you’ll knit a beanie hat with your choice of aran yarn. You’ll start the hat in the first class & finish it in the second one, so you’ll need to do some knitting homework in between the classes.
To get the most out of this workshop, you’ll already be able to cast on, knit & purl. You will be given to keep a set of KnitPro 4mm & 5mm circular needles plus a short & a long cable, worth £15. Bring along stitch markers if you have them (a scrap of yarn works just fine) & your choice of aran yarn - 150 yards 100g skein is enough for a medium size adult hat.
We recommend using a yarn with at least some wool content - it’s sustainable, warm & lovely to knit with. There are about a million options out there, from about £5 to £25 for 100g of wool yarn. Feel free to check in with us that your choice is suitable.
The pattern we’ll be knitting is the Barley Hat by Tin Can Knits, a free pattern that ranges in size from baby to adult large, so you could knit these for all the family for Christmas presents. We’ll print the pattern for you & you’ll need to sign up for the Tin Can Knits newsletter in return for using the free pattern.
Marion Cook was taught to knit by her Grandmother and has enjoyed passing on the skill to her daughter. With over 50 years of knitting experience, Marion loves sharing hints and tips with fellow knitters and having those enlightening ‘have you tried it this way’ moments in a group. Marion enjoys trying out other crafts too, anything tactile is fair game, but knitting is her first love and she always has several projects on the go.
£60 includes circular knitting needles but NOT yarn.
6.30pm - 8.30pm 11th & 18th Nov
11th November - Session 1
18th November - Session 2