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