University of Atlantia

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Advanced Knitting

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Instructor:
Margaret Cochrane


Instructor's Kingdom: Atlantia, Time Zone: EST
University Session:
UA86 March 1, 2014
Crs #:
305
Time:
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Fee:
Length:
2 hrs
Credits:
2
Attendees:
FULL
Room:
313
Course Category:
Arts & Sciences
Description
There are many techniques employed in knitting beyond the knit stitch and purl stitch. I'll cover the period-appropriate ones with an explanation of where they're from. I'll go over many of these techniques, including, in the second hour, ones developed since the end of our period. As most knitting books and classes include a tutorial on how to knit, and I advertised this as an advanced class, I'll skip the basic how-to of knit and purl, cast-on and cast-off. I have 4 cast-on methods, 3 cast-offs, grafting, picking up, short rows, turning a heel, shaping in general, and if desired, cabling and colourwork. I will also discuss the flat circle knit from center method employed for the Elizabethan flat cap and its ilk. Please bring some needles and some yarn of a comfortable weight for you to work with, as we will be trying many of these techniques. Class is limited to 5 hands on students, but auditors are welcome.
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