Intro to Stranded Knitting

Are you ready to add some colorful elements to your knitting? Do you want to use different colors together but are tired of being limited to striped patterns? Stranded knitting is probably MUCH easier than you think, and it is an fun (and addicting) way to use color to brighten up your projects. In this class you will work on a hat pattern, learn to knit with one color in each hand, get experience with chart reading, and learn about the best ways to execute your stranded knitting projects. The class pattern is Amy’s self-published hat “Primero”.
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Third session class 2-4
maximum class size – 8

Supplies:
Worsted Weight Yarn in 3 Contrasting Colors
Needles – US 5 and 7 (If you are a loose knitter, use U.S. Size 4 & 6. A tight knitter should use U.S. Size 6 & 8)
Choice of using DPNS, 16” circular, 2-24” circular needles or 1 long circular needle for Magic Loop. Whatever method you prefer for working in the round is fine.

Homework:
With main color and SMALLER needles, Cast On 84 stitches and work in K2, P2 ribbing for 1”.
Switch to LARGER needles, and knit one more round.

If you knit with the yarn in your right hand (English, thrower), please practice with the yarn in your left hand (Continental, picker). And vice-versa. You do not need to be adept with the other method, but practicing a little before the class will help you get more out of the class!

Please contact the instructor if you have any questions about the homework – pghamers@gmail.com.

Supply fee: $4.00

In addition to teaching knit and crochet classes, Amy Maceyko designs knit and crochet patterns under the name Structured Stitches. The name is inspired by her background as an architect, since knitting, crochet, and architecture have much more in common than many people might think.

Amy recently completed a 3-year stint regularly teaching at Natural Stitches in Pittsburgh’s East End and she has taught the past 3 years at the Pittsburgh Knit & Crochet Festival. Due to her workload as an architect, she has had to give up full time teaching duties, but she appreciates the opportunity to teach occasionally at events like Indie Knit & Spin!

In addition to self-published patterns available on ravelry.com, Amy has a design published in “60 Quick Knits from America’s Yarn Shops” and will eventually have three designs published in the Cooperative Press Series “Fresh Designs Crochet”. Amy’s designs are also featured in kits sold by Ross Farm Fibers of Washington, PA. Keep up with new design releases and future teaching engagements at structuredstitches.wordpress.com. You can also find Amy on ravelry and twitter as Pghamers.

To inquire about or register for classes, send an email to cosymakes@gmail.com. All classes cost $30, to be paid in advance via check or paypal. Some classes have a material fee to be paid to the instructor at the time of the class.

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