Classes in Indiana

Kate hosts spinning and knitting gatherings several Saturdays each month at the Trading Post in Pendleton. If you have questions about the session topics, skill level, or want to receive Kate’s monthly newsletter, contact katelarsontextiles@gmail.com.



Trading Post – Spinning and Knitting with Kate

$15 for each two-hour session. This is a very casual, open-format gathering and you should feel free to bring questions and your knitting, spindle, or wheel. If you have something specific you would like to learn or you are new to the group, just send me an email. Each session will have a topic for discussion. The morning classes tend to focus on spinning and the afternoon classes focus on knitting.


June 3 10am-noon – Bouclé Yarns and Fiber Character.
1-3pm – Spinning and Knitting Clinic. Need help with a project? Join us!

June 10 No classes.

June 17  No classes. Midwest Weavers Conference at Butler!

June 24   No classes. Kate will be teaching in Bloomington.

July 1  10am-noon – Spinning Gansey Yarns.
1-3pm – Knitting Traditional Gansey Patterns. (See below.)

July 8  10am-noon – Spinning CVM Wool.
1-3pm – Spinning and Knitting Clinic. Need help with a project? Join us!

July 15 10am-noon – Summer Dye Pots! Dye stuffs TBD
1-3pm – Spinning and Knitting Clinic (and dye pots continued).

July 22  10am-noon – More Summer Dye Pots! Dye stuffs TBD
1-3pm – Intro to Mosaic Knitting. (See below.)

July 29 10am-noon – Bartlett Yarns and Fibers: Spinners and Knitters Taste Test.
1-3pm – Travelling Cables. (See below.)


Summer Knitting Sessions

  • $15 (handout included).
  • Requires some experience: cast-on, knit, purl, bind-off. If you are not comfortable with all of these techniques, join us and Kate is happy to help you gain those skills first.
  • You are welcome to bring your own materials or purchase them at the Trading Post.

 

Knitting Traditional Gansey Patterns – July 1
Fisherman’s Gansey (or Guernsey) pullovers were traditional workwear in several regions of northern Europe. They tended to fit snuggly to the body and were often worked in densely knit, textured patterns. Knit/purl motifs with a few simple cables is the most common combination of patterns. We will discuss the impact of yarn, gauge, and motif on the fabric, in addition to how we can adjust these elements to create a modern fabric for sweaters, hats, cowls, and more.

  • Bring at least 20 yards of yarn (DK, worsted, or chunky weight) and the needle size recommended on the label.

 

Intro to Mosaic Knitting – July 22
Mosaic knitting is a method of colorwork that that requires only one color per row. Slipped stitches are worked through a row to produce a pattern in two or more colors. This is a fun method of creating geometric patterns, simple or complex, in both garter and stockinette fabrics. Intrigued? Does this entire paragraph sound confusing? Do not fret―Kate will get you started.

  • Bring at least 20 yards of yarn (DK, worsted, or chunky weight) and the needle size recommended on the label in TWO or more colors.

 

Travelling Cables – July 29
Travelling cables are a bit different than cables that are always worked over the same stitches in the row. Cables that “travel” or shift across the fabric are fascinating to watch and design. Once we start seeing how they work, we can use them to create texture in very different ways. Come try several different types of traveling cable motifs and master knitting *gasp* without a cable needle.

  • Bring at least 20 yards of yarn (DK, worsted, or chunky weight) and the needle size recommended on the label.

One thought on “Classes in Indiana

  1. I will be coming to trading post tomorrow. Bringing my wheel and need to learn how to spin the fiber. I already can ply but just can’t figure how to start spinning the fiber. Have been using a drop spindle up to now. But now I have a wheel I need the figure out how to spin on it. Thanks, see you there! Lee

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