Want to give knitting a try, but have no idea where to start? This is the class for you!
Beginning at the basics, this class will teach you how to cast on, knit, purl, and cast off at the end - everything you need to complete a scarf. During class you will make a gauge swatch to learn the stitches in a small format before casting on a scarf that you can work on for the remainder of class, ending with a knit sample of some of the ways to use the simple knit/purl combo!
We will also talk about planning projects, including choosing needle size and yarn, as well as care for knitted items.
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Betsy Hagestedt had been working with fiber since she was in elementary school, having learned to sew and knit from her mom. As an anthropologist, she uses her fiber practice as a means of connecting with people from other cultures, embracing the universal nature of the fiber arts. Knitting gradually became her specialization due its portability as she began to travel around the world. She has lived in the UK and Canada, visited parts of Asia and Europe, and travelled extensively in South America. Now she designs knitwear patterns and loves to learn new techniques to expand her skills even further. When she is not knitting she can be found reading, practicing archery, or working with animals, and is always looking for new hobbies. You can see some of her fiber experiments on her Instagram feed at behestknits.