There is always something new to learn in knitting. I passed on my knowledge in two Any Gauge classes and took a class myself to learn something new to me.
Last weekend at the Eastern Needlers Retreat I taught my Any Gauge Raglan as a cardigan. The classes were amazing. Everyone hung in to the last, using their own measurements to knit a little vest or sweater at 1/5 scale.
Nancy finished hers by the next day. Fantastic.
It’s not possible to do all the knitting needed for the real sweater although several students wished we could. Me too.
I started this one as a sample.
We did all the tips and tricks I could manage in the time: double buttonholes, extra bust width, sleeve placement, amount of ease and raising the back of neck. Phew, yes it was intense.
On Sunday I got to take a class myself. A real treat for me. Mairi introduced us to Twining. Wow. It’s a Swedish knitting technique that twists the stitches between every stitch. It’s not as hard as it sounds. It can also make colour patterns. Look at my wrister. Cool, eh?
And you know how I love weird and wonderful charts!! And these are different, v-e-r-y interesting.
A wonderful weekend. Thanks again to Debbie Wilson of Sheeps Ahoy for inviting me.
Hope you had a terrific weekend of knitting too,
Any Gauge patterns by Deb