Knitting - Small Tubes For Sleeves and Socks
Spend the morning with Georgie exploring small circumference knitting in all its glory and look at a number of different techniques for knitting sleeves and socks efficiently and seamlessly.
Teacher: Georgie Hallam
Workshop Duration: Half Day
Description: This technique class will focus on learning and perfecting a number of different approaches to small circumference knitting; double pointed needles, magic loop, two circular needles, travelling or single loop and small circulars. In looking at each technique we will talk about how to best hold your needles, avoid ladders and consider issues of tension. We will discuss the pros and cons of each technique and situations that are more suited to the different techniques.
These techniques are instrumental in seamless knitting be it knitting socks, sleeves, mittens and gloves or even the crown of a beanie.
Materials to bring:
- DK/8ply weight yarn - you may wish to bring a different colour yarn for each technique
- an arsenal of needles in a size range suitable for DK/8ply weight yarn, eg: 3.5mm, 4mm, 4.5mm (we won’t be too fussy about exact tension)
- a set of 5 (five) double pointed needles (wooden needles are best for those unfamiliar with dpns)
- 2 x 80 - 100cm long circular needles in the same needle size (even better if the cables are different colours but not essential)
- 20cm/9” and/or 30cm/12" circular needle (if you can’t access one, fear not we will have some spares)
- darning needle and scissors.
Takeaway: You will walk away from this class with a nifty little sampler that explores each of the techniques as well as an understanding of their ideal applications.
Level: Advanced Beginner / Intermediate.
Prerequisites: Ability to cast on, knit and purl and work basic stitches. An understanding of basic knitting terminology.