Mary Lou Egan, instructor $30 registration fee (class materials to be purchased separately)
Saturday 10:30 am – 12:30 pm January 21 (one-session workshop)
With the English method of knitting (throwing) working yarn is held in the right hand. With the continental method (picking), it is held in the left. While both methods produce equally fine results, they are different enough it's worth understanding both and how each could benefit your knitting. Learning how to tension your yarn using your left hand is a terrific skill for anyone who wants to try stranded knitting (holding a color in each hand). Even if you've been happily knitting in the English style for a long time, it's worth it to learn another method. Using alternate methods can reduce hand and arm strain.
In this workshop you will learn several methods of holding the yarn, how to knit and purl, and. how to keep even tension as you work.
Note: This is not a beginning knitting class — you must already understand how to cast on, knit, and purl.