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!
Start with 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, PFI 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.
Move 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.
SPECIAL EVENT: Advanced Machine Knitting. Monday-Friday, December 9-13, 10 am-1:30 pm. $249. Learn special techniques and advanced machines. You can even bring your own machine to make wonderful knit garments.
INSIDER SCOOP: For the first time ever, Lisa will offer her Knitwear Design class in Spring 2020 (April-May). It will be available only to those who have taken Machine Knitting with her. You may know that Lisa has designed knitwear patterns for such places as Shibui Knits. Let her share her ideas with you.
By signing up for Machine Knitting, you will automatically secure a place on the wait list for the Knitwear Design class.
Instructor:Lisa Silveira, Wandering Muse
Dates/Times:Machine Knitting Class: Thursdays, January 9-March 26, 6-9 pm
Advanced Machine Knitting: Monday-Friday, December 9-13, 10 am-1:30 pm
Cost/Cost Options:Machine Knitting Class: $449. Includes kit of practice yarns and swatch notebook for series. Advanced Machine Knitting: $249. You will receive an e-mail with specific information one week before class.
Supply List:CLASS SUPPLY LIST
Just bring a 3-ring binder to Machine Knitting class and something with which to take notes.
For Advanced Machine Knitting: Japanese flat bed machines only: Silver Reed, Studio, Singer, Brother, Knit King, and Toyota. Ribbers are fine. No Passap machines. Bring your machine manual.
"Thank you so much for offering this class. I've put these skills to good use on the job."-- Barbara R