Knitting is a universal activity that provides both stress relief and a useful product. Students can knit during class while still paying attention, and create beautiful gifts for friends, family, and charity. Experienced knitters can also knit while walking around or waiting in line, staying active during down time. Knitting is useful for all types of people, especially those who like to make things, express creativity, and keep themselves busy.
This is a beginners knitting class, so no previous knitting experience is necessary. The goal of this class is to enable students, by the end of the semester, to execute and design patterns, as well as to build a local knitting community in which to share new ideas and techniques. This course will cover the basic techniques, but encourages students to pursue their own personal interests within the craft and to explore the multitude of resources available locally and online. There will be opportunities for charity projects throughout the semester.
This course will consist of a 2 hour combined lecture and practice period once a week. Lectures will cover:
· Knitting references in culture
· Basic knitting terminology
· Different types of needles and yarn
· Casting on, knitting and purling
· Different types of stitches
· Increasing and decreasing
· Special techniques, such as cables
· Following and creating patterns
· Using multiple needles / more advanced projects
There will be an optional field trip to Joann's during the semester to purchase personal knitting supplies, and more can be organized.
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