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Knitting for Beginners
8-Session Evening Course

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Evening Studio Arts Course

Wednesday, October 15, 2014 - 7:15 p.m. to 9:15 p.m. ET
Code: 1K00KB
S. Dillon Ripley Center
Room 3041
1100 Jefferson Drive, S.W.
Metro: Smithsonian (Blue/Orange Lines)
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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?

The instructor teaches 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.

The class offers an opportunity to learn about various techniques. Time is devoted to learning basic skills as a group, and students have an 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

8 sessions, 2 hours each (no class Nov. 26)

Smithsonian Connections

Knitting appears in cultures all over the world.  See socks made by the Mistassini Cree at the National Museum of the American Indian.