March 31 2015 – thisisknit
We gave you some tantalising hints a few weeks ago, but now it's official and bookable: Emily Wessel of Tin Can Knits is coming to give two workshops at This Is Knit! Both workshops are on the same day, Saturday June 27th. In the morning, she'll be presenting the Lush Cardigan. It's worked from the top down, starting with the lace yoke. You'll learn a nifty provisional cast on before getting started on the lace section, and then you'll master picking up stitches for the bodice and sleeves. It's a versatile garment, and you'll definitely want to make more than one - so it's handy that the pattern comes in a terrific range of sizes, from newborn all the way to 60". Then in the afternoon, Emily will introduce us to the Vivid blanket. This one is versatile too - made in squares and pieced together afterwards, it's a great baby blanket (though it's not hard to imagine plenty of other sizes). It will work for any size of yarn, too. You'll learn the pinhole cast on method, how to read a lace chart, how to knit in the round using the magic loop method (if you want - you can use double-pointed needles if you prefer), how to block your individual lace squares and finally how to seam your pieces together into a blanket with an overhand stitch. Both workshops last three hours, from 10.00am to 1.00pm for Lush and from 2.00pm to 5.00pm for Vivid, so if you wanted to attend both, there's plenty of time to relax over lunch in between. Places are certain to be snapped up fast, so book early! You'll find the booking page for the Lush workshop at this link, and the Vivid workshop can be booked here. As usual for this sort of event, a waiting list will start as soon as all the places are filled. It's really worth putting your name down, because once there's a cancellation and a places becomes available, our very clever booking system will email everyone on the list, and then it's fastest finger first! We're really excited about welcoming Emily to This Is Knit - we're big fans of Tin Can Knits, and these workshops are going to be enormous fun!