Knitting by Machine

Knitting by Machine

Make knit garments in hours instead of days.

In 12 weeks, you will learn how to use a knitting machine, make sample stitches, go on to make a garment.

SHIBUI logoThen come back to use our machines for your own projects!

Featuring Shibui baby alpaca yarn.

In the first level, learn the basic machine knitting techniques and stitches including cast-on, cast-off, stripe, increasing, decreasing, ribbing, and cables.  You will put together a binder of knit swatches.  No need to own your own machine, Portland Sewing provides the machines and tools for this class.  No experience required, just enthusiasm and desire to create your own knits in far less time than hand-knitting.

Shape knits and make garments in Machine Knitting 2.

In the second level, go on to learn advanced shaping and contouring techniques including godets, short row circular sections, short rows technique, bust shaping, oval shapes, and short row darts to add beautiful contours to your knitwear.  You will construct a hooded sweater vest  on mid-gauge single bed machines and a professional linker. Learn to shape knits, finish seams and edges.

Instructor: Lisa Silveira, Wandering Muse
Dates/Times: Series: Thursdays, April 13-June 29, 6-9 pm
Level 1: Thursdays, April 13-May 18, 6-9 pm.
Level 2: Thursdays, May 25-June 29, 6-9 pm.
Cost/Cost Options: Non-credit: $439 or $245 each level.  Includes kit of practice yarns and swatch notebook for series. 
Additional Notes/Costs:

Just bring a 3-ring binder to this class and something with which to take notes.

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