Workshop: Knitting: Basics & Beyond

by - Sunday, November 15, 2015

Registration opens December 7th at 10am
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2016 Maiwa Spring Workshops
Workshop: Knitting: Basics & Beyond
NaomiBelle Rozell

$295 includes $85 lab fee
January 28, February 4, 11, 18, 25 and March 3 - Class Limit 15
Maiwa Loft: Above the Net Loft, Granville Is. Vancouver BC

Join NaomiBelle for six consecutive Thursday evenings to explore the craft of knitting.  Anyone able to execute basic knitting elements such as casting on, creating knit and purl stitches, and binding off will find this workshop to be a skill-building stepping stone to knitting proficiency.

Each week will introduce techniques such as cast on, bind off, increase and decrease stitches, lace, and cable stitch patterns. Students will learn how to read written knitting patterns, charts, and most important of all the knitted stitch.  The ability to read knitted stitches empowers a knitter to create without restrictions. Weaving in yarn ends and blocking the final knitted pieces will round out the list of skills introduced.

Students are encouraged to practise what has been learned between classes. To facilitate this each person will cast on a sampler scarf in the first evening. This scarf will serve as a canvas for creative exploration, as students repeat and combine techniques. On the last evening the sampler scarf will be bound off and everyone will go home with a finished item.

Instructor Bio

Naomi Rozell cannot recall a time when creativity was not part of her daily life.  Although she works with many types of crafts, most of her days are taken up with knitting. You can find her most Saturdays in Maiwa’s Supply Store in the Netloft on Granville Island. 

She dedicates her work to her mother who knit her father’s dress socks for much of their married life. As Naomi writes, “Although I did not learn to knit from my mother, she is my inspiration for sock knitting. I well remember her putting aside her coffee cup and novel (yes, she read while she knit) as she focused on ‘turning the heel.’ Once complete she propped up her book, poured a fresh cup, and resumed her knitting as she read and enjoyed her coffee.  I can still hear her needles softly clicking, creating stitch after stitch after stitch.”

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