Have you marveled at beautiful hand-knit garments, wishing that you could create one? Why not learn this skill and create garments and home decorations yourself?
This class offers an introduction to various techniques as you explore the fundamentals of knitting, including casting on, basic knit and purl stitches, increasing, decreasing, and binding off. Students learn by practice, and may start a knitting project during class.
Time is devoted to learning basic skills as a group, and students have the option of staying an additional half-hour after class to receive individual advice and instruction.
No previous knitting experience is required. Bring to the first class a set of size-8 knitting needles and a light-colored skein of worsted-weight yarn.
Instructor: Ann Richards
6 sessions, 2 hours each
S. Dillon Ripley Center
1100 Jefferson Dr SW
Metro: Smithsonian (Mall exit)