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Hand Knitting for Beginners: Lisa Daehlin’s 8 Week Workshop Series

  • Categories: Creative Aging

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  • Event Type:Classes
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Knitting provides a world of fabric-making options.

Using the simplicity, contrast and harmony of the knit and purl stitches, we learn the basics of this time-honored tradition: how to get the stitches onto and off of the needles, and what happens in between. Basic increasing, decreasing, texture and pattern reading. Projects may include stitch sampler scarf or a one-of-a-kind cell-phone pouch.

Supplies for class:

YARN:

  • Yarn for in-class technique work: 2 balls/skeins of worsted weight yarn, smooth texture, NOT cotton (1 in a light-colored yarn, the other in a contrasting not-too-dark color).
  • Yarn for scarf project: approx. 400 yards of worsted weight yarn, smooth texture, NOT cotton (the reason for this is that cotton has almost no “give” or flexibility and is tiring on the hands and can be frustrating for a beginner knitter to use.
  • Yarn for cell-phone pouch project: 1 ball/skein of worsted weight yarn. It won’t even take a full ball.

TOOLS:

  • 1 pair knitting needles (bamboo, size 8 or similar)
  • 1 crochet hook (size G or similar)
  • blunt-tipped darning/sewing needle (with large “eye” for yarn), recommended brand: Clover.
  • scissors
  • note pad and pencil or pen

Lisa Daehlin is a knitting designer and opera chanteuse. She has taught fiber arts at The Cooper Union, Newark Museum, PS122 Gallery, Harlem Knitting Circle, Vogue Knitting LIVE and the American Folk Art Museum in New York. A sought-after designer of knitted and crocheted fabrics and objects, she free-lances for the fashion industry and retail design. Her designs can be seen walking the streets of Manhattan, gracing the pages of Interweave Knits, Knit.1, Knit Simple and Vogue Knitting magazines.

Registration
  • Price: $60.00
  • Registration Instructions:

    For questions on these classes, please contact Jennifer Brauner at seniorcenter@jfcsaz.org