Knitting - Sev[en]circle neckpiece
Learn how to make a stunning neckpiece with designer Kirsten Johnstone's expert assistance.
Teacher: Kirsten Johnstone
Description: This class is the best of both worlds. The class will provide you with an opportunity to create your own “Sev[en]circle” neckpiece with one of Australia's best knitwear designers. And it is a technique based class where you will have time to practice techniques such as a cast-on, backward loop cast-on, knitting in the round, bind off, weaving in ends.
This class has a lot of flexibility. Kirsten will take you through options– you might make a bracelet; a 3 or 4 or 5 ring neckpiece, etc. You might consider the use of different yarns, embellishments (ie beads, buttons, etc.) to create something personal and unique.
Knitting discussion will include the use of circular needles, backward loop cast-on, and knitting in the round technique.
Materials: Bring yarn of your choice. The pattern suggests 170m of Laceweight (2 ply) or 370m of Sport Weight (5 ply). Any yarn, any colour, any weight may be used. Consider it a design suitable for using up remnants or exploring unusual fibres. (Tip: thicker yarn will yield a quick result suitable to finish in the allotted class time – consider DK/8ply or larger.)
You will also need circular needles (40-60cm length), gauge to suit your yarn choice, as well as 1 stitch markers and a tapestry needle. Feel free to bring embellishments may include beads, buttons, fibres, special yarns etc.
Takeaway: Your own handmade neckpiece.
Level: Beginner / Intermediate Knitter – must be able to Cast On + Bind Off, perform Knit and Purl stitches competently in a piece of knitting.
Helpful skills to understand prior to class include Backward Loop Cast-on + Knitting In The Round with Circular Needles.
Workshop Length: Half day