Finesse Your Knitting
Mondays, 11:30am – 1pm
April 22nd, 29th and May 6th
Reserve your spot today, as class sizes are limited.
FACES Members receive 10% off all class registration fees for 2013!
About The Classes
The Fiber Arts Center of the Eastern Shore (FACES) invites intermediate and advanced knitters already familiar with knitting to join Sue Pilsch for a “Finesse Your Knitting” session this April.
This session includes three Monday afternoon classes from 11:30AM – 1PM, April 22nd, 29th and May 6th. All three Finesse Your Knitting classes may be taken as a group for a $75 cost. Individual sessions cost $35.
This series of classes require intermediate to advanced knitting skills. Students should be familiar with basic shaping (as in garment and sweater knitting), be able to read and follow an intermediate level pattern, have the ability to “read” their knitted stitches, and simple lace experience would be helpful. Students should bring worsted weight practice yarn and appropriate needles to each class. If you’re new to knitting, Sue Pilsch is also offering an “Introduction to Knitting” course for beginners.
Monday, April 22nd: The Ins and Outs of Cabling
Learn the basics of creating single, double, open and closed cables. Learn when and how to use cables as design features, and how to create your own cable designs.
Monday, April 29th: Creative Casting On and Binding Off
For those ready to move beyond the basics of starting and finishing, some different and decorative ways to cast on and bind off will be explained in this workshop. Discuss pros and cons of various methods, as well as the appropriate uses of each technique.
Monday, May 6th: Odds and Ends
Learn shape techniques, including several ways to produce short rows and short row shoulders; and provisional cast ons and their uses. Discuss and demonstrate three-needle bind offs.
Sue Pilsch was taught to knit by her Irish grandmother as soon as she could hold needles. Sue is accomplished in both the continental and English knitting techniques. Although the quality and quantity of tools and fibers are constantly evolving, Sue finds the timeless basics of knitting the most rewarding aspect of this fiber art form. Sue operates under the philosophy that the process of creating is more important than the piece created; something she stresses to her students. This supreme form of relaxation is something Sue seeks to share with all of her pupils.