Knitting classes with Hannah Jacobs

Almonte Studio, 2019 Winter/Spring Knitting Classes

Beginner Knitting Class:

2 Saturdays February 9th & 16th 10:30-12:00

$60 for 3 hours of instruction, all supplies included

Have you always wanted to knit but are worried it will become a tangled mess? Are you intimidated when you go into a yarn store and see all the colours, styles, and sizes of yarn? Don’t know a crochet hook from knitting needles? This class is for you!

Spread over two, 1.5 hour sessions this introductory course will teach you yarn weight basics, how to read a pattern, how to cast-on, the knit stitch, purl stitch, and how to cast off and finish a project. The take away project from this class will be a square dishcloth made of 100% cotton.

Session 1 Saturday February 9th, will include a description of yarn weights and types with samples to show you what’s what, a cast-on technique, preliminary pattern reading, and the knit and purl stitches. I will get you on your way with the dishcloth, you should have a good start on the project by the end of the session.

Session 2 Saturday February 16th, will give us time to go over any problems you encountered during the previous week, time to finish any knitting left, learn to cast-off and weave in the ends.

All materials will be provided as well as a pattern and a chart on yarn weights.

Introduction to Knitting in the Round:

2 Saturdays February 23rd & March 2nd 10:30-12:00

$50, pattern included, yarn and needles must be brought by student

So you’ve mastered knitting flat but theres only so many scarves you can make… Are you looking to take the next step in your knitting journey and try something in the round? This class is for you if you can comfortably cast-on, knit and purl.

Broken down into 2, 1.5 hour sessions this intro to knitting in the round has you walking away with not only the confidence to pick up circular needles and double pointed needles (DPNs) but you will also have a fabulous warm and stylish hat.

In the first session we will go over the pattern, learn the differences between circular needles and DPNs, cast-on onto circular needles and begin the hat together. After the session you will go home and work on the hat up until the time comes for decreases (don’t worry this will all be explained!)

In the second session a week later we will begin the decreases together and switch to DPNs to finish the crown. We will finish the hat and sew in the ends together. It will be up to you to decide if you’d like to attach a pompom or leave it as is.

A pattern will be provided but you will need to bring your own yarn (200 yards of worsted weight) and needles (one 16” US size 7 (4.5mm) and 5 DPNs in the same size)

Instructor: Hannah Jacobs

Location: 261 King Street, Almonte, ON

Questions? 819-319-3182, hjacobstextileart@gmail.com