Beginning Knitting – Knit a Scarf!

Folk Art School

Vesterheim Folk Art School

Beginning Knitting – Knit a Scarf!

March 6, 2021 (10:00AM-Noon, 3:00-5:00 PM CT) with Maree Hampton

Level of Instruction
Beginner.
Tuition
  • $60.00 Members
  • $60.00 Non-members

This knitting class is for complete beginners or those wanting a refresher. The class will cover knitting vocabulary, reading knitting patterns, choosing fibers and needles, casting on, the knit stitch, the purl stitch, binding off, and finishing. You will have the opportunity to learn to knit in community (online) with other new knitters and to ask questions. We'll start on a simple scarf pattern, using super bulky weight yarn and needles. (Hint – the lighter the color of yarn, the easier it is to see your stitches!)

Supplies: Students will need to provide one skein of super-bulky yarn (around 100 yards). Use two skeins if you want a longer scarf. The larger the yarn and the lighter the color, the easier it will be to see your stitches. You will also need size 13 US (9 mm) needles. Additionally, it is helpful to have scissors, tape measure, a darning needle, and a gauge measuring tool. 

Special Instructions: When registering for the class, please make sure to use the email address you'd like the Zoom meeting invitation sent to. You will receive links to the Zoom sessions by email sometime during the week prior to the class.

Enrollment Deadline: February 23, 2021

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About the Instructor

Maree Hampton

Maree Hampton has been knitting for over 20 years, ever since her Norwegian cousin, Åshild, taught her in Norway. (Maree was working on a fruit farm in Hardanger one summer during college.) She has learned a lot from other knitters, knitting classes, various knitting books, magazines, and online tutorials. She is obsessed with Norwegian knitting—hats, mittens, sweaters, and accessories—and she enjoys wearing her Norwegian woolen items all winter long!



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