K04 Mini-Skein Magic with Edie Eckman

Wednesday, April 29 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Turf Valley – Poplar A

As tempting as candy, beautiful mini-skeins entice us to buy yarn. Whether in gradient packs or multi-colorways, curated small skeins are irresistible. But once you have them home, what do you knit with them? How do you adapt patterns to use shorter yardages to their best advantage? You’ll learn to calculate yardage needed for a project, look at stitch patterns that highlight multiple colors, and see how basic color theory can help you make good design choices. Get hands-on practice and leave class with strategies for actually using those tantalizing little skeins. Skill level: Advanced beginner, intermediate, and expert. Students should be familiar with knit and purl. Maximum number of students: 15. Student should bring: At least 200 yds total of a fingering- or sport-weight yarn, in at least 5 different coordinating colors. All of the yarn should be the same yarn, dyed in different solid or semi-solid colors. The yarn should be wound into balls and be ready to knit. For suggestions of yarns that would work, visit edieeckman.com/class-notes/mini-skein-magic. Also bring needles in appropriate sizes for your yarn.

Class Code: K04 Class Fee: $55. Materials Fee: $1

Edie Eckman is a designer, author and teacher who loves both knitting and crochet. Her comfortable and encouraging teaching style empowers students to gain the skills they need to confidently and enthusiastically take on any crochet or knitting challenge. She is the author of a number of best-selling crochet and knitting titles including The Crochet Answer Book, Around the Corner Crochet Borders and How to Knit Socks: Three Methods Made Easy. As a teacher and technical editor, she is on a mission to ensure that patterns are as clear as possible to the greatest number of knitters and crocheters as possible. Edie serves as a Master Teacher for the Craft Yarn Council’s Certified Instructors Program, helping train others to become knitting and crochet teachers. You can find her online at EdieEckman.com.

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