Monday, March 3, 2014

Fair Isle is fun: Eva's Hat--April 26

Things I love...
--Combining a technique class with a really great project, like the Eva's Hat by Maryann Stephens.
--Teaching stranded Fair Isle
--Teaching at the Village Knittery!

Back by request...

Eva's Hat/Stranded Fair Isle Class

Saturday, April 26, 2014, 9-11am
219 S. Cedar Street, Summerville, SC 

To reserve your spot in class, call 843-261-9276

You'll need to know how to cast on, knit, purl and bind off.  It will help if you already know how to knit in the round, but if not, I can teach you that, too :)

Supplies needed (all available for purchase at the Knittery):  
1 ball of Cascade 220 sport in a light color 
1 ball of Cascade 220 sport in a contrasting, darker color 
(or comparable yarn). 

Needles: 16" circular and double-pointed needles in US size 4 for main portion of hat (or size needed to obtain gauge) and 16" circular needles in one size smaller for the inner hem of the hat (optional). 

Gauge for this hat is 28 sts and 32 rows = 4" in stockinette stitch.

Finished circumferences, when knit to gauge, are 15 1⁄2” (18”, 20 1⁄2”).


Using 16" long US size 4 circular needles (or needle used to obtain gauge), cast on either 108, 126 or 144 stitches (for small, medium or large).  Join in the round (being careful not to twist stitches!) and purl 2 rounds. Using the hat pictured above as a guide, the color I cast on with was the white. The pictured hat is a size large.

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Indigo Dyeing Workshop--April 12

Indigo the Dill!

The Charleston Museum's Dill Sanctuary

For our next Indigo Dyeing Workshop, we have a real treat planned: we will be at the Dill Sanctuary!!

This ridiculously pretty spot has a history all its own.  As we are exploring the beauty of dyeing with natural indigo, we will also be able to enjoy the beauty of this 580-acre wildlife sanctuary on James Island.  There is a covered shelter in case of inclement weather, and as you can see, the view is spectacular!

Join us Saturday, April 12  from 10 am till noon to learn about indigo, one of the leading cash crops for early Charleston and still a major source of income in some villages worldwide.  There is renewed interest in natural dyestuffs among fiber artists and indigo is chief among them. Come see what all the excitement is about!

As always, this will be a hands-on workshop!

Registration is now open.  The cost is $55/Charleston Museum member, $65/non-member.  The workshop includes all equipment & supplies, including:  one hank of your choice of yarn - wool or cotton in a versatile DK weight. You may purchase up to five additional hanks for $11 each.

Register online or call (843) 722-2996 x235

Some yarn dyed in the most recent indigo workshop, held at the Charleston Museum.

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Private Lessons--Ongoing

Want to take a class but have a schedule conflict?  
Need to learn something specific that you can't find a class for?  
Just want one-on-one teaching or pattern help?

Contact me for Private Lessons, available by appointment.
Cost: $25/per two hour session