Loveland, CO

Versatile Beginnings: Cast Ons for Various Needs
Instructor: Harry Wells
Saturday, May 2, 2020
9:00 AM-12:00 PM
Hands on Workshop
Embassy Suites Loveland
Pre-Registration Closed
Pricing Information
Price: $125.00
We knitters all have our “go-to” cast-on, the one which is automatic in our head and hands and flows quickly. However, as our experience grows, we begin to recognize that different projects require different types of cast-ons. Some projects need stretchy cast-ons, others need a cast-on that allows knitting in two directions, and some projects gain sophistication and pizzazz by having a decorative edge cast-on. This class covers multiple cast-on methods including German twisted, crochet chain provisional, Channel Island, tubular, braided two-color, frilled, picot, rolled edge, Judy’s magic cast-on, and a rather complex two-needle cast-on excellent for when an elastic edge (like for lace or K1B) is needed. Come discover a new versatility in beginning projects!

  • Student Maximum: 26
  • Skill Level and Technique: Knitting, Beginner
  • Prerequisite: Participants must be able to do long tail cast on, basic stitches like knit, purl, k2tog, and ssk without assistance.
  • Homework: None
  • Supply List: Worsted-weight wool or wool blend yarn in two colors; size 7 (4.5 mm) (or whatever size you normally use for worsted weight) straight or 24” circular and double-pointed needles; size 3–5 (3.25–3.75 mm) straight needle or double-pointed; smooth dk/worsted-weight waste yarn; size G/6 (4 mm) or H/8 (5 mm) crochet hook; tapestry needle; small scissors.
  • Kit: $4.00 kit fee payable to instructor. Kit includes printed materials.
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