above St Paul's church hall, 205 Burwood Road
Tutor: Kurt Payne (NZ)
Armenian Knitting is a marvellous technique in which the motif colour is carried throughout the plain part of the garment (trapped across the back) until it is needed for the graphic design. Casting on a version of the Olivia cowl by Kyle Kunnecke, http://www.kylewilliam.com/olivia.html adapted for knitting in the round and steeking, we will also work on chopping up swatches so you will have the confidence to finish the project at home. Other cut and sew techniques that can be used in your everyday knitting will also be demonstrated along with applied I-cord and buttonholes.
What will your students learn?
Methods for locking yarn floats in stranded colourwork.
Steeking techniques that prevent knitting falling apart when cut.
Provisional cast on, applied I-cord, reading large charts and 1 & 3 row buttonholes.
What will your students get?
Steek technique samples.
Pattern + chart for Olivia cowl.
Skills, knowledge and confidence to complete the cowl project at home.
What to bring
At least 100g Heavy DK – Light Worsted weight (8ply/10ply) 100% wool yarn in two or more contrasting colours eg. Black/White, Navy/Sky blue or Deep purple/lime green.
20-50g spare yarn for practice.
Smooth cotton or nylon yarn or dental floss for provisional cast on.
5mm circular knitting needles with a 40 or 50cm cable.
4.5mm double pointed or circular knitting needles.
3 x 20-25mm wide buttons – plain or fancy.
Sharp pointed scissors.
Small crochet or latch hook (2-4mm)
What to wear
Long hair must be tied back and loose clothing/jewelry removed when using sewing machine.
What skills or experience do your students need?
The project requires no purl stitches and all other techniques can be taught in the class so is suitable for confident beginners as well as more advanced knitters.
Any further comments, information or requirements
A steeking video can be seen here: https://www.instagram.com/p/BbqPZiZAg5X/?utm_source=ig_web_button_share_sheet
I used Ashford Tekapo 8ply for my sample.