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Design Your Own Christmas Stocking – with Michelle Bowman (5/5)
December 11, 2021 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Design Your Own Colorwork Christmas Stocking
In Person or via ZOOM
“The stockings were hung by the chimney with care…” Holiday stockings are a fun and traditional holiday decoration, and a handmade stocking can be an heirloom gift, used year after year. Making your own is also a great way to explore both sock making and stranded colorwork. And, because we’re working with worsted-weight yarn, you get to try these techniques without having to worry about working with tiny yarn or making something that fits. The first two sessions cover the design of your stocking. From a set of colorwork charts, you’ll lay out the design of your stocking and choose its colors, and learn how to make your own designs without special charting software. Then, the remaining sessions will cover how to knit your stocking. We’ll cover Fair Isle-style stranded colorwork, and some different methods for knitting heels and toes—great practice for future sock knitting. You’ll also learn how to create and sew in a lining for your stocking.
We are offering this class in a hybrid format—you can attend in person at the store, or you can attend via Zoom, and you can choose how you’d like to attend for each class session. There are some technology requirements for Zoom: students should access the video portion of class with something larger than a smart phone, and the device must have both 2-way audio and video, so teacher and student can both see and hear each other well. Students can access class using one device for audio and one device for video. Not sure if your device(s) will work? Ask for a ‘tech check’ and we’ll connect you with the teacher to run a test before you sign up for class.
Students should also have a way to view and print PDF handouts.
Comfortable with knit stitch and purl stitch, knitting in the round using DPNs, 2 circs, or magic loop, cast-on and bind-off, increases and decreases, know the difference between stockinette and garter stitch fabrics.
There are five 2-hour sessions.
Saturdays 1:30 to 3:30
10/30, 11/6, 11/20, 12/4, and 12/11
Call the Shop to register: (303) 761-9231