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Master Knitting Techniques with Kate Atherley - May 11th 2019 - Guelph, Ontario

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Master Knitting Techniques with Kate Atherley - May 11th 2019 - Guelph, Ontario

$55.00

Registrations now open to non-members.

Yarn Club Members: please use code YCMEMBERDAY for the full day, or YCMEMBERSINGLE for individual sessions, to access member pricing.

The Guelph Yarn Club is excited to welcome Kate Atherley to Guelph for a day of workshops!

About Kate

Kate is Knitty.com’s Managing Technical Editor, and a seasoned designer and teacher of all things knitterly.

She’s known for her attention to detail in her patterns and her classes, and she regularly teaches at stores and events across North America, including Interweave YarnFest and Vogue Knitting Live. Kate's work comes up regularly at Yarn Club meetings, particularly whenever someone has just received their copy of her latest book!

The Workshops
May 11th, 2019
Price for both AM & PM sessions:

  • Yarn Club Members: $85 & priority registration
  • Non-members: $100 & registration beginning April 1st (based on availability).

AM: Cable Knitting Masterclass
9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Room UC 334, University Centre, University of Guelph

Suitable for knitters with some cable experience, this class takes your skills to the next level. We’ll create a sampler, playing with a wide variety of cable patterns and stitches: knit/purl versions, uneven cables, reversible one, slip-stitch variations. We’ll show you how to work without a cable needle, speeding up the process. We’ll share tips for making cables fabrics more tidy. And along the way we’ll also review chart and pattern reading, and teach you how to fix mistakes. We’ll also touch on designing and customizing cable patterns.

Students should bring: scrap light-coloured medium-weight yarn and 4-5mm/US #6-8 needles, a cable needle, any patterns they wish to discuss.

Pricing:

  • Yarn Club Members: $45 & priority registration.
  • Non-members: $55 & registration beginning April 1st (based on availability). 

PM: Fearless Finishing
1:30 - 4:30 pm
Room UC 334, University Centre, University of Guelph

Many knitters avoid a lot of garment patterns because of the finishing work required, and even the most experienced knitters often have holes in their finishing knowledge – or simply lack confidence about them. The reason is simple: information in books and patterns is often very weak in this area, leaving knitters to try to figure it out themselves. This hands-on workshop teaches practical, useful and sensible finishing skills. Along the way we’ll dispel a lot of common myths, break down some common sources of confusion, and show you short-cuts that make the finishing task easier and improve the finished project. We’ll cover the three key seaming methods – reviewing how to do them and where to use them, including how to set in a sleeve. We’ll practice two key skills that cause problems for knitters of all experience levels: grafting (Kitchener stitch) and picking up stitches - how and where to pick them up, how to handle large numbers of picked up stitches, and what to do if you can’t match the number the pattern calls for.  We’ll discuss blocking, weaving in ends and how the proper cast ons and cast offs can make your finishing work easier - and improve the finished result.

Students should bring: any projects that need finishing, the swatches below, and a blunt-tipped darning needle.

Homework:
Using 4-5mm/US #6-8 needles and medium-weight yarn in a light colour, make the following squares:

  • 2 4 x 4 in squares in stockinette stitch,
  • 1 4 x 4 in square in garter stitch,
  • 1 in 4 x 4 in square (k1, p1) ribbing;
  • 2 15-stitch swatches of stockinette stitch – work 4 rows and leave the stitches on holders.

Pricing:

  • Yarn Club Members: $45 & priority regsitration
  • Non-members: $55 & registration beginning April 1st (based on availability).

Cancellation Policy

In the event of cancellation by the organizer, your fee will be refunded via the payment method.

Cancellation by the attendee:

  • Cancellations more than 14 days before the event will receive 100% refund of the fee.
  • Cancellations 7 - 14 days before the event will receive 50% refund of the fee.
  • No refunds will apply for cancellations fewer than 7 days before the event.

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