Knitting 201: Circular and Double Pointed Needles
Arts & DIY
We learned the basics of knitting in Erica's 101 class, and we loved it. Since that time, we've made square scarves, square napkins, square towels, square baby blankets, and square tissues in every color of the rainbow. I think it's safe to say we've mastered the beginner's technique, but the problem with knowing only the basics is that we're starting to feel a little, well, square.
This Dabble class is challenging you to kick it up a notch, and move beyond the world of flat projects and into the world of circular knitting! Students will learn how to follow a simple pattern, join and knit in the round, decrease, and work with circular and double-pointed needles.
Each Dabbler will leave with the know-how to complete their first roll-brim knitted hat (in child or adult sizes) and these skills can be transferred to a plethora of other fun knitting projects - from more complicated hats to socks and sweaters.
This is not a beginner’s class. Students must be comfortable with casting on stitches and knitting.
Erica Hawkinson is a long-time knitter (14 years!) whose expertise and passion for the craft has had friends and family begging her to share her skills. In a former life, she was a needle arts store manager and a bilingual elementary teacher, and she currently works in the non-profit education sector.