Knitting – for Beginners
Knitting allows you to create unique, long-lasting garments and accessories. It is a fun, meditative activity that can be practiced at home, on the train, alone or with fellow knitters.
In this beginners course we will help you understand the logic behind knitting. You will learn the key technical aspects and basic stitches: knit and purl. We will show you how to work classic patterns like stockinette, seed stitch and brioche, also how to increase and decrease, make cables and eyelets. You will be able to knit simple projects like scarves and wraps.
Materials and tools, fibres, yarns, types and thicknesses
Labels: composition, care instructions, weight, code, needle size
Needles: types, sizes and uses
Long-tail cast-on method; basic stitches (knit stitch and purl stitch); bind off
Basic stitches lexicon: stockinette stitch; garter stitch
Basic stitches lexicon: seed stitch; double seed stitch; ribbings; linen stitch
Basic stitches lexicon: yarn over, English rib (brioche), half English rib, cables (“S” and “Z”)
Basic stitches lexicon: increases and decreases, eyelet
Simple project development: e.g., scarf with fringes
Hours per unit:
Anna & Juan
English, German and Spanish
No previous knowledge required
Number of participants:
Min. 3, max. 7
Basic material, printed directions, giveaway, tea and snacks
Wool (50 g) and a pair of straight bamboo needles for exercises are included. Material for your individual project(s) can be purchased with a discount of 10% directly on the spot.
Bookings are closed for this event.
Dynamo Zurich – Haus 19
When: 04/05/2017 - 20/05/2017
Weekday(s): Thursday - Saturday
Times: 18:00 - 20:30
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