POCKETS PLUS+ & ZIPPERS DUO with Kate Oates
Join us at Spincycle Yarns & Supply Co. in welcoming Kate Oates for ZIPPERS and POCKETS PLUS+ !
Monday, December 5th, 12:30pm -5pm
112 Grand Ave. Ste. 105
Bellingham, WA 98225
About the Classes:
ZIPPERS! Conquer your zipper fears! You don't need a sewing machine or even a needle & thread to install a zipper in your handknits. This technique turns your zipper into a knittable object for a stunning and impeccable finish. For this course, bring either a fnished handknit or a swatch to practice the technique. This course is perfectly suitable for beginning knitters.
-picking up stitches
-knitting and purling
POCKETS+! Pockets are such a delightful addition to a sweater! In this course you will learn how to add pockets to an existing design, whether it is top-down or bottom-upW.e will go through each feature one at a time, outlining the set-up, how to work the piece, and any required fInishing. Instructions for four different pattern styles will be taught along with considerations including:
- placement- size- dimension- proportions to garment
What does "Plus+" mean? Students Choice! Class handout includes instructions to add a Hood to a garment, we will go through this information if the class desires, or spend more time working pockets. Either way, the information goes home with you.
Knitters should bring a pattern of their choice (from any designer!) that they would like to add pockets–planning your pockets ahead of time gives you all the options! Finished sweaters or WIPs are also welcome. Don’t know where to start? Check out Gramps Cardigan, Sunday Crew (wouldn’t a kangaroo pocket and even a hood make this sweater even more cozy?) or Flutter. Knitting for a child? Might I suggest Ryan Cardigan, which is friendly to side pocket styles, Henry Cardigan even more basic for side pockets additions, or Diplodocus for a kangaroo style pocket).
Students will receive their homework assignment 2 weeks prior to the class; getting a few swatches ready ahead of time will maximize our class time in practicing the pockets themselves.
-knitting & purling
-basic increasing & decreasing
ABOUT KATE OATES
Kate Oates is a knitting pattern designer and author of several books: grown, knits for boys and knitting clothes kids love. Under her own name, she creates a line of modern and stylish knits for adults. Her other line, tot toppers, features whimsically wearable garments and accessories for babies and children. Kate also strives to add specifically to the growing body of knits for boys as she has four of her own! You can find her patterns at your local yarn store or online. She also does freelance work for a variety of publications and yarn companies. In her non-knitting life, Kate holds a PhD in political science from the University of Florida. She lives with her family in South Carolina.
This class is only offered in-person at our Bellingham brick & mortar. Spots are limited, so sign up now!
Find Kate's other classes here.
We know that some folks will want to travel from out of town for both of these workshops. We are more than happy to assist if you need recommendations for lodging or would like to be paired up with another student in a hotel or Airbnb, or if you need help with finding restaurants that work for various dietary needs! Feel free to email us with questions. We love our little town and we know it forwards and backwards!