Also known as Aran, this is a style traditionally used for wool garments worn by crews on fishing boats. In this class you will learn three stitch patterns commonly used in this style, enough to make this cozy hat: double seed stitch, simple cables, and bobbles. You will also learn how to make a swatch for knitting in the round, as we will practice the stitches on a swatch before starting the actual hat. Prerequisite skills:Cast on, knit, purl, increase, decrease, work in the round.
|12:30||Get the Gauge Right!
Learn what it means when the pattern tells you to CHECK YOUR GAUGE to end up with the proper fit. Prerequisite skills:Cast on, knit, and purl.
|2:00||Embroidering on Felt
(Nittany Valley Embroiderers Guild)
Learn how to embellish a small felt project using basic embroidery stitches.
|3:30||Crochet for Beginners
Learn the basic stitches of crochet — chain, single crochet, double crochet, and slip stitch — while making this adjustable cup cozy. Thick yarn and a large hook make this a quick project; you might even finish it during the class!