Learn to Knit in the Round with Kat
Have you knit a bunch of scarves and dishcloths and are looking to do something more? Learning how to knit in the round is a key skill in moving beyond flat, rectangular shapes and into jumpers, cardigans and more.
Have you knit a bunch of scarves and dishcloths and are looking to do something more? Learning how to knit in the round is a key skill in moving beyond the flat, rectangular shapes to creating tubular shapes without seams (e.g. for sleeves, sweater bodies, socks and more). Using the traditional method of knitting in the round with a circular needle, you cast the stitches on to one circular, distribute them evenly around the entire cable and tips, and then slide them along the cable as you work in a continuous spiral around the outside of your project.
Once you know how to knit in the round you can knit countless 3D shapes and garments with minimal or no seams. Take a look at the images to see a small selection of the possibilities including socks, beanies, a cowl, toys, a stranded top-down colourwork sweater, a brioche top, and the beautiful fade sweater worn by class teacher Kat.
Your knitting will speed up as you'll always be working on the outside of your project. This means that you'll never have to purl to create stocking stitch...and colourwork, cables, brioche and lace all become so much easier. Also you'll be able to use a vast range of seamless garment patterns, meaning you'll never have to sew up your work again!
You will learn:
Together we'll use Kat's Slouchy Mushroom Beanie pattern (pictured - purple) to learn the following skills:
- How to join your work and mark your beginning of round
- Knitting in the round using small circulars
- Knitting in the round using the 'magic loop' method
- Reading a pattern
You’ll receive your own copy of the full pattern in the class so you can go home and make the beanie to practice your new skills!
By the end of the class you’ll be able to move forward with confidence into the world of seamless garments and toys!
Skill level: Adventurous beginners and more advanced knitters will enjoy this class. Participants should be confident with the knit and purl stitches and know how to cast on.
Suitable for left and right handed knitters.
What to bring:
- 100g ball of 12/14 ply yarn such as Eden or Peppin 14
- 6.5mm circular needles, 40cm long
- 8mm circular needles, at least 80cm long for 'magic loop'
- stitch marker
Before coming to class knit the following flat:
Using the 6.5mm circular needles, CO 77. To knit with these, just ignore the cable joining the tips and pretend you're using regular straight needles by working back and forth.
Row 1: Knit 1, purl 1. Repeat these two stitches until the last stitch, then knit the last stitch.
Row 2: Purl 1, knit 1. Repeat these two stitches until the last stitch, then purl the last stitch.
Repeat these two rows another four times, for a total of 10 rows.
Leave your work on the needles and bring it with you to the class.
You're also entitled to a 10% discount on yarn, accessory and book purchases in store on the day.
Your teacher: Katrina Walser
Kat doesn’t remember who taught her the knit stitch, but she does remember that her mum noticed her knitting and taught her how to cast on, bind off and purl. After getting fixated on cross stitch in high school, she picked up her knitting needles again during uni and hasn’t put them down since. She published her first design in 2016 and now has over 20 patterns listed on Ravelry. She’s taught countless friends and colleagues to knit and has taught classes at the Etsy headquarters in New York, and is very excited whenever she gets to teach people new skills in the knitting world!
Terms and conditions
- Full payment is required prior to the start of the class to confirm your spot.
- Minimum numbers - All classes require a minimum of three people in order to go ahead and, depending on the class, a maximum of 10. If your class or workshop does not have the minimum number of students, the class will be postponed and you will be notified within three days of the class date if it has been cancelled or changed.
- We cannot be held liable for travel or any other costs in the event of a cancellation.
- If your class is postponed or cancelled you can use the amount paid to transfer to another event/activity, use it as a store credit, or be issued a full refund.
- Cancelling a class – you are able to cancel, postpone or swap a class up to 7 days prior to the class date to receive a full refund. Less than 7 days prior, we cannot guarantee a full refund unless another booking fills your spot. Once a course has started, we are unable to provide a refund for change of mind or cancellations.
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