An introduction to using a knitting belt with long double pointed needles. After a few rows, add a raepin string to discover if this alters your tension, speed and ease of knitting. In the workshop you will use 2 double pointed needles (30cm, 35cm or 45cm long) and a knitting belt. If you have long DPNs and a belt, please bring them; some will be available in class to borrow.
Some homework is needed so we can see if using a belt and string makes a difference to your knitting.
Materials: bring two 3mm DPNs, preferably 30cm or 35cm long and up to 25g of jumperweight yarn (the same used for homework).
Homework: to see if using a belt and string make a difference to your knitting, please bring a single colour piece of stocking stitch or garter stitch worked back and forth, 40 stitches x 20 rows, in jumper weight yarn on 3mm needles (either straight or circular). Do not cast off the stitches. In the workshop you will use two double pointed needles (30cm or 35cm or 45cm long) and a knitting belt. If you have long double pointed needles and a belt, please bring them. Long double pointed needles and belts can be borrowed for the class.
Skills needed: Must be able to knit.
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