Description: Do you want to try your hand at a Japanese knitting pattern that doesn’t have a translation? Japanese patterns are presented in a graphic format, with drawings and charts that knitters can decipher without knowing the language. You’ll learn where to find important information such as gauge, needle size and shaping. You’ll also learn a few key vocabulary words and basic stitch symbols. We’ll discuss where to get help when you encounter something unfamiliar. If time permits, we’ll practice a swatch to strengthen your chart-reading skills. Please Note: Students should have knit at least one sweater and be comfortable knitting from charts.
Sunday, 10AM - 1PM
Instructor: Gayle Roehm
Techniques/Skills Learned: How to work from a Japanese garment pattern: to identify key information, schematics, and stitch pattern charts.
Skill Level: ADVANCED - Intermediate level skills (See WoolWinders Class Skills Descriptions) PLUS yarn over patterns, cables, ribbing, and pattern interpretation. Must have knit at least one sweater and be comfortable knitting from charts.
Prerequisites for Class: This is an advanced-level class. Students MUST be comfortable knitting from charts.
Materials Needed for Class:
Small amount of light-colored smooth yarn in sport to worsted weight. Appropriate size straight or circular needles to fit the yarn selected. We will swatch only if time permits.
All charts will be provided by the instructor. No book or pattern is required.
Please see the WoolWinders Shop Policies page for additional class information.