Intro to Japanese Knitting Patterns July 2017 Rockville
Brand WoolWinders Yarn Shop
Western knitters aren’t familiar with Japanese hand knitting designers, but their creative and often unusual designs can open up another world of knitting for you. Even without knowledge of Japanese, you can knit from Japanese knitting patterns once you become familiar with the graphic format. We’ll begin by learning how to “read” a schematic, and how to find basic information such as gauge, yarn requirements and needle sizing. We’ll also look at the symbols used in pattern stitch charts, which are standard among all Japanese publishers. If there’s time, we’ll swatch a stitch pattern or two for practice. Bring any Japanese patterns that you may have questions about. You must be very comfortable knitting from charts.
Saturday, July 22
1PM - 5PM
Special Visiting Instructor: Gayle Roehm
Supplies: Pen and notebook for note taking, calculator, tape measure with both US and metrics, scissors, a ball or two of yarn (leftovers are fine) and appropriate sized needles for swatching. Suggested: smooth sport to worsted weight yarn (Cascade 220 is great!) and your preferred needles sized 5 to 8.
***We're sorry but no additional discounts can be applied to special classes.