Workshop: Learn To Knit

by - Sunday, November 15, 2015

Registration opens December 7th at 10am
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2016 Maiwa Spring Workshops
Workshop: Learn to Knit
NaomiBelle Rozell

$60 includes $20 lab fee
January 14 - Class Limit 15
Maiwa Loft: Above the Net Loft, Granville Is. Vancouver BC

This three-hour evening workshop is perfect for beginning knitters.  Anyone who is brand new to knitting, who has forgotten how, or who never quite grasped the concept of casting stitches onto a needle will find themselves in the right place.

The very basic elements of knitting will be explored: casting stitches onto a needle, executing knit and purl stitches, and binding stitches off. Instruction will be given for the two most common knitting styles, English and Continental, with the emphasis on practice to see which method works best for the individual.

On completion of this workshop, students are encouraged to continue to practise knitting. To facilitate practice, the instructor will supply a cowl pattern that incorporates everything learned in the class:  casting on, binding off, garter stitch, stockinette stitch, and reverse stockinette stitch.

Students interested in learning more are encouraged to register for Knitting:  Basics and Beyond.

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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