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.


April 1  No classes, Kate will be teaching in Loveland, Colorado.

April 8 10am-noon – Record-keeping and fiber journaling. (More info here.)
1-3pm – Textured cast-on methods. (See description below.)

April 15 10am-noon – Blending fibers with handcards.
1-3pm – Spinning and Knitting Clinic. Need help with a project? Join us!

April 22 No classes. Kate will be teaching in Fort Wayne.

April 29 No classes. Kate will be teaching in Iowa.

May 6 No classes. Kate will be teaching in California.

May 13 No classes. Kate will (still) be teaching in California.

May 20 10am-noon – Spinning Alpaca for knitting and weaving.
1-3pm – Spinning and Knitting Clinic. Need help with a project? Join us!

May 27 No classes Kate will be teaching in Ohio.

June 3 10am-noon – (topic forthcoming)
1-3pm – (topic forthcoming)

June 10 10am-noon – (topic forthcoming)
1-3pm – (topic forthcoming)


Textured Cast-On Methods

8 April 2017 1–3pm
• $15 (handout included)
• Bring at least 20 yards of yarn (DK, worsted, or chunky weight) and the needle size recommended on the label.

Talk of textured cast-on methods usually brings frills and picot edges to mind. However, there are some great edges that you can easily incorporate into your knitting that add some texture and interest without detracting from the rest of the work. We will cover at least three of Kate’s favorites: Channel Island, Estonian Double-Start, and I-Cord cast-on methods. As we make our samples, we will also look at different ways to approach those first few rows after a textured caston to help smoothly transition into the rest of the work. (Photo coming soon.)


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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