Salida Fiber Festival

I had the good fortune to teach at the Salida Fiber Festival in Salida, Colorado, September 12 and 13, with a two-day extension class September 14 and 15. Salida is a growing “arts and crafts” town located in one of the most beautiful parts of the Colorado mountains. The 4-hour scenic drive from my home in Boulder is breathtaking. If you plan to be in the area, I encourage you to stop by.

Of course, I’d love to see you in one of my classes.

I’m teaching Socks at Any Gauge in the morning of Sunday (September 12). In this class you’ll learn how to measure gauge and take proper measurements for a perfect fit. This class is especially helpful for those who knit with handspun yarn and have trouble matching the gauge of printed patterns. You’ll leave with a pattern for a sock to fit any foot at any gauge.

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In the afternoon, I’ll teach Intro to Sweater Design, in which you’ll learn how a designer goes about writing instructions, why instructions are written the way they are, and how to make adjustments for a personalized fit.

Intro to Sweater Design

On Monday and Tuesday, September 14 and 15, I’ll teach a more intensive class called Sweater Basics and Finishing. For this class, you’ll knit a miniature pullover (it may fit an infant) from the bottom up and learn armhole and neck shaping, blocking, three different seaming methods, how to pick up stitches for a neckband, and a flexible bind-off that allows the neckband to stretch. Homework is required (knit the front, back, and sleeves to the armholes) in order to get through all of the material in two days.

Sweater Basics and Finishing

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