Knitting Class: A Hat Well Made

Knitting Class: A Hat Well Made
Knitting Class: A Hat Well Made
Knitting Class: A Hat Well Made
Knitting Class: A Hat Well Made
Knitting Class: A Hat Well Made

Knitting Class: A Hat Well Made

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Join knitter and author, Christine Powell, in a class designed to guide you through your choice of two different hat designs from her popular book, ‘Knitting in Antarctica.’ She spent nearly 20 years working in Antarctica and knitting in her spare time, honed her skills to develop truly beautiful and functional hat designs.

In this class, you will choose one of two hat designs and depending on which one you choose, you will learn several interesting techniques related to the design. Christine will guide you through the process of planning your design, working with gauge to nail the fit, choosing colours that harmonise with you, and give you ideas of how to creatively modify your design. You will learn a lot in this class!

Hat Choices:

Midnight Sun - a unisex, structured beanie with striking, yet simple colourwork and a sunburst crown. Uses 2 - 3 colours. (page 40 of book). Techniques covered: determining gauge, casting on in the round with a jogless join, Latvian braid embellishment, simple stranded colourwork (with 2 colours) and crown decreases, following charts, working with DPNs (double pointed needles), making your own tassel, wet blocking and adding a lining.

Antarktyda - which is the Polish word for Antarctica. This is a feminine slouch hat that looks great on everyone. It features a unique construction in one colour with a comfortable, stretchy band and simple lace in the body. Techniques covered: attractive edges in flat knitting, Kitchener stitch joining, picking up stitches and then working in the round with a circular needle, simple charted lace pattern, crown decreases with DPNs (double pointed needles), button or crochet flower embellishment, wet blocking, adding a comfortable lining.

We will supply you with the patterns for the class. If you purchase the book, Christine can sign it for you! Class participants qualify for a 15% discount on the book when purchased prior to, or during the class.

    Materials for Class:

    For Midnight Sun:

    • (2) 100gm skeins (see Note) in 8-ply/Worsted weight yarn for main and contrasting colours (100 grams each), and approximately 10 meters of another color to use for the braid (100% wool yarn only please; no superwash).
    • Size 6 or 7 or 8 (4 or 4.5 or 5mm) circular needle in 16 inch/40cm length. Size of needle depends on knitters gauge.
    • Measuring tape, scissors, tapestry needle.
    • Size 6 or 7 or 8 (4 or 4.5 or 5mm) DPN set to match circular needle used.
    • (9) Stitch markers

    For Antarktyda:

    • (2) 100-gm skeins of 8-ply/Worsted weight yarn in natural fibres (at least 70% wool, superwash okay).
    • Size 7 (4.5mm) circular needle in 16 inch/40cm length.
    • Measuring tape, scissors, tapestry needle.

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