Saturday, January 21, 2012 - 12:30pm
Green Planet Yarn in Downtown Campbell is pleased to present Knit in the Round - Slouchy Beret. This class, held on two successive Saturdays, January 21st and 28th, is for advanced beginner knitters.
Knitting in the round is an essential skill for knitting hats, socks, mitts, and various styles of seamless sweaters. In this class, you will knit a cute, adult-sized hat and learn to knit in the round using a circular needle and double-point needles. Other circular knitting techniques will be explained and demonstrated. Making hats is quick, fun, and practical. Not only do they keep your own head warm, hats are great for gifts and charity knitting (preemie caps, chemo caps) and are a wonderful way to try out new knitting skills: try cables, lace, or Fair Isle before launching into a larger project. Required skills: Cast on, knit, purl Pattern: Super-Simple Fast and Easy Chunky Hand-Knit Beret by Laurie Perry.
Download and print before class: Slouchy Beret Yarn: One skein (110 yards) of a super bulky yarn such as Dream Big, Lorna’s Bumpy, 128 SW Bulky, or Azapa. Needles: two 16-inch circular needles, sizes 11 and 13, and a set of double-point needles, size 13 (or sizes needed to get gauge with your selected yarn). Optional: an additional circular needle – 24-inch, size 11. Try knitting in the round on two circular needles; this skill will be demonstrated in class. Gauge: 12 stitches = 4 inches in stockinette stitch Misc: Stitch markers, tapestry needle, scissors, tape measure.
The fee is $50. Payment required in advance. Space is limited. Please phone the shop for more information and to reserve a spot, 408-871-9196.