Machine Knitting Classes

IMG_1156All of these classes are hands-on with a maximum of five students.

Classes either last three hours and run for four weeks or run for two full days.
The studio has a variety of standard gauge and bulky knitting machines (no need to own a machine, or bring yours to class…but you can if you want).

Beginner Class
In this class you will learn all the basic techniques required to use the main bed of the knitting machine, including cast-on and cast-off, striping, increasing and decreasing. Trouble shooting techniques such as unraveling and picking up dropped stitches, are taught along with short-rowing and re-hung stitches. This course is appropriate for complete beginners, or those who want to brush up on their knowledge.

Patterning Class
This class covers all the patterning techniques, including fair-isle, tuck, slip/miss stitch, lace (pointelle), weave, plating and intarsia. This course is appropriate for machine knitters with basic experience

Ribber Class
This class introduces you to the ribber bed and expands your repertoire of stitches. It is suitable for those who are already familiar with all main bed techniques. You will learn ribber cast-on and cast-off, shaping, ribs structures, basic cables, plating, jacquard and racking.

SwatchesBGarment Class
This class allows students to further cement their skills on the knitting machine, learn design skills and walk away with a custom sweater. Exercise your creativity working with your own pattern and color.

Start with the idea of this basic sweater or cardigan, add in your own dimensions as far as width and length of sleeve and body. (There is some restriction on width, based on the fabric you choose and the number of needles in the knitting machine, but most things will work just fine). Come up with your own body stitch based on techniques learned in class– stripes, fair-isles and tuck stitches would all work great. Learn how to work through the steps involved in getting your design complete from swatch to graph to finished piece. Use a linker to construct your garment.

This class runs for three days.

One-on-one Personal Knitting Machine Training – $105/hour
Personalized instruction or help for individual projects.


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