LEVEL: Complete Novice
6 Classes, Saturdays Jan 27, Feb 3, 2/10, 2/17, 2/24, 3/3 10 am to noon
Learn all the basics of knitting in 6 lessons. In the first two sessions, students will learn how to cast on stitches, knit, purl and follow a basic pattern while knitting a wash cloth. Week three will be dedicated to recognizing the most common mistakes, and learning how to avoid them or fix them. In week four, we begin to explore knitting in the round, the basis for all hat and sweater knitting. We'll cast on for a simple hat and learn how, over the next two weeks, to increase, decrease, read simple charts, maybe complete some simple cables, and finish off using double pointed needles. At the end of the last class, students will learn how to finish off their hat with a big fluffy pom pom (optional).
Required skills: An open mind and enough time to practice every night!
Cost: This class is being offered through the Montpelier Senior Center. You need not be a member, or even a senior, to attend. Call them at 802-223-2518 to register.