Two days – Shaping Techniques on the Knitting Machine

NEW FOR 2020!!!

Are you daunted by calculating tensions? How to calculate decreases and increases to create shape in your knitting? Unsure how to add features like buttonhole bands or pockets to your designs? Whether its shaping the waist, necklines or shoulders they all prove to be stumbling blocks that can put you off from knitting more intricate or complicated designs.

This course will break down the basic elements of shaping in to mini projects creating a range of knitted samples that you can take home and then implement and explore further in your own knitting projects.

We will start at the very beginning looking at calculating tension swatches and why these are crucial to ensure successful garment shaping. We will break down how to calculate accurately various shapes so that you get the correct look to your garments/knitted projects. Examples of fully fashioned increases and decreases that will give your knitted pieces a truly professional finish will follow which could be used for both waist and necklines looking at crew and v-necks.

Once we have covered all of the shaping methods on the machine we will also look at basic cut and sew techniques as well as additional features like buttonhole bands and pockets that will take your knitting to a new and professional level.

During the two days you will be covering a range of techniques from calculating mathematical formulas, knitting samples on the machine as well as using a sewing machine for cut and sew methods.

All materials are provided during the two days as well as a homemade lunch, but please do bring your own calculator as well as your own pen and paper for additional notes you might like to make.

2 Day Workshop
10 am – 4:30 pm
Homemade lunch, detailed printed notes, all equipment and materials are provided
Skill level: Advanced/ Experience and knowledge of using the ribber and punchcards

Available Dates:
no dates as yet confirmed please get in touch if you would like to express and interest

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Minimum of 3 participants for workshop to proceed

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