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Intermediate Knitting - Openwork: Farmer's Market Bag or Shawl

  • Fern's School of Craft #1600, 10350 122St Edmonton, Alberta Canada (map)

The spring warm up doesn’t mean you have to put your knitting needles away for the season! Get ready for the farmer’s market by knitting your own bag or tote that takes a new twist on a classic French net market bag. If you’re imagining hot days turning into cooler nights on a festival hill, maybe a summer weight shawl is more your speed. This workshop will guide you through the intermediate knitting techniques to tackle each project and give you a chance to embrace openwork knitting and learn to use dropped stitches as part of your knitting repertoire. This class is suitable for a knitter with some experience or an ambitious beginner.

Instructor : Raffaella L.

Sunday March 31st 11:00 - 3:00pm

Sunday April 7th 11:00 - 3:00pm

Class Fee: $170

Project: Students will have the option to select one of three different projects - a small market bag, openwork shawl, or large market tote. All materials are provided for the workshop, with the exception of larger market tote will require additional skein of yarn to complete. At the end of the session you will be able to purchase additional kits and supplies to take home for future projects. Students will have a minimum of one hour knitting per day between classes.

Discussion: Getting started - understanding materials and notions for an openwork project. circular knitting using circular & double-pointed needles

Intermediate knitting techniques - openwork knitting stitches, provisional cast-on, centre-out knitting, linen stitch, integrated versus grafted handles, blocking projects, understanding patterns, project care.

Includes: 8 hours of instruction over two sessions. A project bag with everything you need to get started knitting including yarn to complete a small market bag or shawl (larger tote size will require the purchase of an additional skein of yarn), two sets of knitting needles (double pointed and circular), and notions. Pattern e-Book for all three project options

Prerequisite: This workshop introduces some intermediate techniques like yarnovers and decreases to create some simple openwork patterns. Don’t be too intimidated, this is just next level garter stitch and even a beginner who has some experience and is up for a bit of a challenge can tackle this! 

NOTE: Class size limited to 8 people.  All materials provided, cancellations must be made 48 HOURS BEFORE class date for full refund. Class subject to cancellation if minimum registration of 8 people is not met. Class end time may vary by 15 minutes. Please arrive 5-10 minutes before class.