JC14 Elongated Stitches
with Merike Saarniit
Knitters who enjoy exploring stitches and their variations, and those who’d like to have a good start at this satisfying skill, will start this class with a basic stitch maneuver involving double wrapped stitches that becomes exponentially more complex and exciting with every added element. By the end of the class, you’ll be either enchanted with the prospect of future possibilities or exasperated with the prospect of endless possibilities. I’m both.
Participants bring: An assortment of yarn and appropriate size needles with which you are comfortable using.
About the instructor: Merike Saarniit teaches workshops in spinning, knitting, dyeing and weaving in the US and globally, thanks to a traditional Estonian upbringing (in the US) resulting in learning needle crafts early on. Learning to spin in the 1980s, resulted in Merike buying a sheep farm and starting Carolina Homespun to sell fiber crafting supplies. Her “Invitation to Spin” kits popularized high whorl spindles and the “park and draft” method which she still teaches. She was a featured hand dyer in the book Handpaint Country. The farm and shop sold in 2000, she moved to Meadows of Dan, VA where she now designs knitwear and is working on a book.