Small Rounds + Two at a Time class

two circulars (notice yellow cord in project versus blue cord with needles)

What’s your favorite way to knit small circumferences in the round? In this class, we will explore knitting in the round with double-pointed needles, on a small circular needle, on two circular needles, and on a magic loop. We’ll even look at some very clever ways to make big i-cords (such as glove fingers) and how to work two tubes (socks, anyone?) at the same time. By the end of class, you’ll know what you do and don’t like!

Skill level is beginner.
Prerequisite: Students should be able to cast on and knit. Most students come to class already knowing how to knit in the round with double-pointed needles.

What you will learn:
tubular knitting on double-pointed needles (most students already know this)
tubular knitting on two circular needles
tubular knitting on a micro-circular needle
tubular knitting on a magic loop
laddered i-cords for big tubes (such as glove fingers)
slipped-stitch double-knitting for large tubes
two at a time set-up in both two circulars and magic loop

Maximum 20 students.

½ day workshop

Students receive a handout in booklet form.

No materials fee.

No homework, per se. If you want to get ahead, you can cast on 20 stitches in the round and knit a few rounds in stockinette using double-pointed needles.

class yarn (smooth, non-splitting, light or bright or medium color)
double-pointed needles to work that yarn
an 8″ or 9″ micro-circular needle (Addi, Clover, Hiya Hiya, & Kollage make these)
two circular needles of the same size needle tip (length may be different)
one circular needle at least 32″ long
stitch markers
crochet hook
This class is a great excuse to invest in an interchangeable needle set.

magic loop
No special needs for the room set up. A whiteboard or flip chart is nice to have but not need to have. I have a projector if the facilities can accommodate it. Room set-up should be tables and chairs either facing forward or in a U-shape.

This class has been taught at
The Whole Nine Yarns, Woodstock GA;
Southeastern Animal Fiber Fair 2017, Fletcher NC.

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