We've arranged to hold a class with Lucy Neatby on Zoom. You can take this class from the comfort of your own home and the session will be recorded, in case you have any internet connection issues.
Something for everyone - it's never too soon to know this.
Are you afraid of grafting (aka Kitchener Stitch)? Do you:
A) Avoid it.
B) Get a book out.
C) Say a mantra?
Forget all of the aforementioned and take command of all possible grafting situations without any risk of coming unravelled! From an easily removed provisional cast on, to the tips of your sock toes with the aid of waste yarn we can handle it all. (With Lucy's guidance!)
Lucy will cover basic stitch-top to stitch-top grafting (as in shoulders). She'll show you: where to begin, joining in new grafting yarn, how to follow waste yarn and checking for errors. She'll talk about the pros and cons of grafted shoulders. Lucy will also show you her clever use of the ‘toe chimney’ for grafting sock toes. (Cynthia used this method recently on a toe up sock, too!)
We will study the difference between grafting stitches top to top (with a consequent half stitch discrepancy) or bottom to top for a perfect graft and circumstances where this may be used. Lucy will then help you perfect your grafting skills to complete an ‘unbroken’ circle of knitting containing: a cable and knit and purl stitches. She'll explain of the trick of using a slippery yarn to simply disconnect the initial waste yarn from the beginning of the work and how to plan your knitting to permit a perfect graft.
We'll be hosting this 2-hour class with Lucy on Saturday, March 9 starting at 9:00 am PST, 10:00 am MST, 11:00 am CST, 12:00 pm EST, 1:00 pm AST.
Skill Level: Intermediate/ Experienced knitters
Homework: to get the most out of this class, Lucy has provided homework/swatch instructions. The swatches are not large but they are detailed (give yourself time to complete them). For all swatches use a light coloured, smooth (not fluffy or textured) worsted weight wool yarn (approx 5sts / in) and 5 mm (US # 8) needles. Waste yarn should be smooth, contrasting and of a similar weight - cotton is good choice. Ideally use the same Main and Waste colours for each swatch to avoid confusion.
The homework details are included in a downloadable pdf with your registration.
- detailed homework swatches;
- yarn oddments both in main colour and two of the other colours;
- darning needles, blunt pointed and not too large for the size of the stitches you are working with;
- scissors; and
- usual knitting paraphernalia.
Lucy has been an adventurous knitter since she was 17. She is originally from the UK, where she was a navigating officer in the Merchant Navy. She has lived in Nova Scotia for many, many years. The Fleece Artist in Halifax, gave her the opportunity to teach classes shortly after her arrival, and she discovered her passion for sharing the engineering marvels of knitting. She has not stopped spreading the joy of Happy Stitches since!
She is known almost as much for her taste in colour as for her friendly, detailed, technique-rich knitting patterns, and her particular fondness for double-layer knitting. She has written three books: Cool Socks Warm Feet, Cool Knitters Finish in Style and A Little Book of BIG Holes for Handknitters!, and has filmed 16 DVD titles. She has five classes on Craftsy.com: Foundations of Double Knitting, My First Socks, Next Steps in Socks, Fearless Knitting and the free Sock of Month series for 2016.
She also occasionally offers an unusual knitting camp on Big Tancook Island (where she now lives), or sometimes much further afield. Lucy enjoys trying to dispel the myth that only sedentary, quiet people in rocking chairs knit: she loves cycling, downhill skiing, sailing, quilting, colourful home improvement and narrow-boating on the historic UK canal system. You can find Lucy on Ravelry, Instagram, and on her Lucyknit YouTube channel. Her patterns, e-books and virtual DVDs are now available from Little Barn Studio.
Read these helpful tips before you register:
- You have to pay the registration fee in advance to hold your seat. You can register online or call the Yarniversity Registrar at 780-477-9276 to make a payment over the phone.
- Time Zones: the class times listed are Mountain Standard Time (MST).
- As this is an online class, you will need to have Zoom downloaded on a computer, tablet or mobile device.
- The class session(s) will be recorded and copies of all/segments of the class will be available for you to review for a limited time after the class session(s).
- Refunds? If you cancel 14 days (or more) prior to your workshop date, we will transfer your registration fee to a RCY gift card at no charge or offer a refund less a 10% cancellation fee. The cost of any materials provided to you will be subtracted from any refunds/transfers.
- No refunds will be made if you have to cancel less than 14 days before your class is scheduled to begin. If minimum enrolment is not met we reserve the right to cancel the class. A full refund of your registration fee will be given should this situation arise.
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