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Class Registrants: when you arrive at the PNE Forum for Knit City, you will pick up your badge at the “Badge Pick Up” table located at the entrance. You will not need to pay admission, as your badge grants you access to the Marketplace as long as you are wearing it. If you have a class on Sunday, you are welcome to arrive on Saturday to pick up your badge and access the marketplace for the day (or vice-versa). Please remember to bring your badge back with you on Sunday though, as you will not be allowed entry without it. The doors to the Forum will open at 10:00am each day, and close at 6:00pm each evening.
For classes that require homework, please see below for instructions as well as the materials required for each class. If you are not sure if your class requires homework, please check to see if your class is listed below. If your class has a materials fee, please have exact change ready for the instructor.
Creative Sweater Design for Custom Fit – Kim McBrien Evans
- swatches: bring at least one swatch in a yarn you’d like to use with Custom Fit, knit in stockinette stitch. Also swatch any stitch patterns you’d like to use. Stitch patterns and stockinette may be completed in the same swatch (long, extended swatch). Swatch must be at least 6”x6” for each section (stitch pattern swatched) for best results.
- Wash and dry your swatch (this prepares it for use in Custom Fit)
Supplies needed: pencil and eraser, notebook, graph paper, favourite stitch pattern books, yarn you’d like to work with and needles appropriate for that yarn
Design Your Own Custom Fit Socks – Kate Atherley
Homework required: optional – a roughly 5 by 5 inch swatch in the round using the yarn you wish to design a sock for; if it’s sock yarn, use the needles recommended on the ball band; if it’s non-sock yarn, use needles a couple of sizes smaller.
Supplies needed: paper, pencil, a tape measure and a calculator.
Fair Isle – Amanda Kaffka
4mm (6US) 16″
5mm (8US) 16″ circular needle
5mm (8US) DPN
yarn: Berroco Altra Alpaca (or any worsted weight- 75-100 yds each colour would be plenty)
MC: 6214 Steel Cut Oats (creamy/lt tan colour)
CC1: 6277 Peat Mix (green)
CC2: 6279 Potting Soil Mix (rusty colour)
CC3: 62168 Candy Floss Mix (lt pink)
Basically 1 light neutral (llike a tan, white, cream), 2 colours in a light and medium of the same family (ie lt pink, med pink or lt blue med blue), and a dark contrast colour (like deep green or navy) are required.
Icelandic Sweater Workshop – Melissa Caines
Homework required: prepare mini-sweater body and two sleeves. Pattern details and information regarding obtaining homework yarn kits will be provided to registrants via email prior to class.
Supplies needed: completed homework pieces and extra Lopi yarn from kits, darning needle, waste yarn, scissors, stitch markers, notepaper and pen or pencil, knitting needles as per pattern. Lopi kits generously donated by Three Bags Full.
Intarsia – Holli Yeoh
Supplies needed: a small amount of a few colours of dk or worsted weight plain wool in light to medium colours, appropriately sized knitting needles, yarn needle and knitter’s toolkit.
Intro to Drop Spindling – Diana Twiss
Supplies needed: suspended spindle – top whorl preferred. Bring a variety if you have them. If you don’t have one or if you want another one, Houndesign spindles will be sold at the workshop for $45 each (please indicate on the registration form if you intend to purchase one from me) Empty shoebox – to be used as a lazy kate and to hold your materials.
Knit Smart – Stephanie Pearl McPhee
Supplies: None, but students may bring failed projects, or those with mistakes. We’ll try to have a look.
Knitting for Speed and Efficiency – Stephanie Pearl McPhee
Supplies: Your regular knitting supplies, smooth worsted weight wool, and your favourite needles to match (Circulars, DPN’s, whatever you like best) as well you will need long straight needles (14 inches) of the same size.
Knitting Jewelry with Beads – Laura Nelkin
Supplies needed: a variety of needle sizes from US 2 – US 5, sharp needle tips are preferred.
Knitting with Beads 101 – Laura Nelkin
Supplies needed: Beading 101 handout- supplied by instructor in class, approx. 40 yards fingering weight yarn, US Size 2 (2.75 mm) double pointed needles, or size needed to obtain gauge, Set of US Size 3 (3.25 mm) double pointed needles, or one size larger than that needed to obtain gauge. Approx 20 grams size 6/0 beads to match your yarn, Dental Floss Threader
Making the Next Monkey – Amy Singer
Homework required: Participants are strongly encouraged to bring design proposals or samples for evaluation. Sketches and swatches, photos of finished garments, or the garments themselves are all welcome.
Needle Felting – Pearl Chow
Pattern Writing Skills – Kate Atherley
Supplies needed: paper, pencil, a tape measure and a calculator; optionally, bring samples, notes and details of the design you wish to publish.
Plug + Play Lace Shawl Design – Amy Singer
Supplies needed: Yarn: 600-800 yards of fingering-weight yarn – suggestions include pure wool; wool blended with silk, bamboo or tencel; pure silk; alpaca; cashmere; tencel blends – in a solid or semi- solid colour. Optional: approx 100 yards of fingering- or sport-weight cotton or cotton-blend yarn for swatching purposes only. Needles: a good selection of needles in sizes US4 – US9 [circulars are great for the increasing row length in triangular shawls], and more sizes wouldn’t hurt]. Notions, etc: a big pile of simple ring stitch markers [at least 25...more is better] a pad of graph paper and a pencil/eraser
Thrumming – Lynette Meek
Homework required: mitten cuff (these will make your basic ladies medium mitten). Cast-on 44 stitches and distribute onto your 3.25mm dpn’s. Connect into a round and work 10 rounds in K2, P2 ribbing. You will be ready to start the body of your mitten when you arrive in the class. Supplies needed: 100grs worsted wool, 80 grs wool roving, 3.25mm dpn’s, waste yarn, 2 markers and regular notions.
Unapologetic Colour for Spinners – Felicia Lo
Materials student must bring: Spinning wheel, at least 3 empty bobbins and a lazy kate. Optional: hand carders, drum carder.
Afterthought Pockets – Holli Yeoh
Homework required: Using worsted weight yarn and 4.5 mm (US 7) needles, cast on 21 sts.
Row 1 (RS): *K1, p1; rep from * to end of row.
Row 2 (WS): *P1, k1; rep from * to end of row.
Repeats last 2 rows once more.
Row 5: K1, p1, knit to last 3 sts, p1, k1, p1.
Row 6: P1, k1, purl to last 3 sts, k1, p1, k1.
Repeat last 2 rows until piece measures 5″ (13 cm), ending with a WS row. Leave stitches on needle; do not cut yarn.
Supplies needed: Two colours of worsted weight plain wool in light to medium colours, 4.5 mm (US 7) needles and 4 mm (US 6) dpns, yarn needle, scissors, basic knitter’s toolkit.
Digital Camera Secrets for Knitters – Amy Singer
Supplies needed: Your camera(s) and the manual, if possible. Note: almost all digital camera manuals can be downloaded from the manufacturer’s website. A highlighter. Knitwear: something to photograph…an accessory (shawl, scarf, hat) or garment, your choice!
Drop Spindling II – Diana Twiss
Supplies needed: suspended spindle – top whorl preferred. Bring a variety if you have them. If you don’t have one or if you want another one, Houndesign spindles will be sold at the workshop for $45 each. If you are planning to purchase one of these spindles, please note this on your registration form. If you have it, some special fibre you want tips on spinning with. Empty shoebox – to be used as a lazy kate and to hold your materials. Any fibre preparation tools you may have such as hand cards, flick carders, mini combs.
Fearless Finishing – Kate Atherley
Supplies needed: any projects that need finishing, the swatches below, and a blunt-tipped darning needle. Homework required: Two 4 inch squares of stockinette stitch worked with 4 or 5mm needles and worsted weight yarn; scrap worsted weight yarn in a constrating color.
Mudra Cuff – Laura Nelkin
Please bring one set of US #2/2.75mm needles
Reversible Undulating Waves – Laura Nelkin
Materials required: Approx. 300 yards fingering weight yarn, hand-dyed yarn works wonderfully with this pattern.US Size 5 (3.75 mm) needles or size needed to obtain gauge. Approx 65 grams size 6/0 beads. Approx 15 grams size 8/0 beads. Stitch markers
Pi Shawl – Kate Atherley
Supplies needed: 500-800 m of yarn and dpns and a 16 inch circular needle to match: for sock/fingering weight, bring 3.5mm needles, for DK weight, bring 4.5mm/US #7 needles
Plug + Play Sweater Texture – Amy Singer
Supplies needed: Yarn:Sweater yarn that you are able to knit to the same gauge required in your chosen pattern (bring at least one ball/skein, wound and ready for knitting) optional: approx 100 yards of smooth, solid-colored sport-, DK- or worsted-weight cotton or cotton-blend yarn for swatching purposes Needles: in a size to make a solid stockinette fabric with your chosen yarn (and a size above or below, if possible…more needles are always handy).Notions, etc:a plain stockinette sweater pattern that includes the size you’d like to knit, a big pile of simple ring stitch markers [at least 25...more is better], a pad of graph paper and a pencil/eraser, a book of stitch patterns that includes one, or several, that you’d like to use.
Spinning Fat Singles – Kim McKenna & Kislan Coderre
Supplies: Spinning wheels (oiled and in good repair), 3 bobbins, niddy noddy and an orifice hook if your wheel needs one.
Steeking – Melissa Caines
Supplies needed: small pair of sharp embroidery scissors to steek your swatch, notepaper and pen or pencil.
Homework required: details and pattern for the colourwork swatch and information regarding obtaining homework yarn kits will be provided to registrants via email prior to class. If you are unfamiliar with stranded colourwork, an option to knit a single colour swatch will be provided.
Supersonic Crochet Cowl – Amanda Kaffka
Each student will need to purchase a Supersonic Cowl kit from the instructor during class. There will be 2 kits available:
1) 1 skein of Malabrigo Rasta wound & 15mm crochet hook & Supersonic Crochet Pattern $40.00
2) 1 skein of Malabrigo Rasta wound & Supersonic Crochet Pattern $35.00
Wearing Colour – Kim McBrien Evans
Please bring: patterns/pattern ideas for potential projects, pencil, pen, notebook for taking notes, design and colour inspiration images – bring photos or images that appeal to you because of their colours and subject matter.
Thank you for being a part of Knit City 2014! We hope you will enjoy the show.
Amanda & Fiona
Please note there is a no refund policy on classes. No cancellations will be accepted at this point.