Knitting in the Round Masterclass with Woolly Wormhead
Friday 17 February – 14:00 – 17:00, £45 (includes day entry to the unravel festival, plus tea or coffee)
You will be able to work through a number of topics, including joining in the round after cast on, converting stitch patterns from flat to in the round, travelling loop, using 2 circs, moving the stitch marker, heavily textured stitch patterns in the round, jogless stripes, short rows in the round, jogless fairisle and intarsia in the round.
Level / Ability
Participants will work at their own pace, working through the areas they feel they need to focus on.
What to bring
100g of yarn and relevant sized circular/DPN needles will be plenty for the class. Should participants wish to try fairisle or intarsia in the round, a second yarn of the same weight in a different colour would be required.
Should students wish to learn a different method for joining/knitting in the round then 2 x 120cm circular needles and/or a set of DPNs will also be of use.
Workshop notes covering all of the techniques, including charts and illustrated tutorials where applicable will be provided.
Woolly Wormhead is a Hat architect, sharing her time between the UK and Italy with her family in a creative setting that fuels her passion for the tactile process of making.
With an instinctive flair for unusual construction and a passion for innovation, Woolly is an established designer whose patterns are trusted and celebrated by knitters all over the world.
Her Hat designs have been published in numerous online and print publications, including Knitty, The Knitter and Knit Now. Alongside these, Woolly has self published 9 books and boasts an extensive independent pattern line that is rich in technique and variety.
Informed by a background in art and engineering, Woolly sees her Hat designs as sculptural pieces, exploring form through the knitted stitch. While Textiles are Woolly’s first love, teaching brings a different perspective to the medium. By enabling others to learn through making, and gain pleasure from their own hands, Woolly hopes to be more experimental in her own work, approaching new ideas with the same enthusiasm that her students show. You can read more about this, and her travels, on her blog at woollywormhead.com
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