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October 18th – Learn Knitted Cables Series – Green Forest Headband Part 1


Class Name: Learn Knitted Cables Series – Green Forest Headband Part 1

Class Date: Thursday October 18th

Class Hours: 10:00am – 12:00pm

Instructor: Terry King

Class Cost: $35 per 2 hour session

Skill Level: Experienced beginner and up

Class Description: Cabling is a technique for creating textural twists, plaits, braids, and other designs in your knitted projects. The most well known use of cables is the traditional Aran Fisherman’s Sweaters. The basic technique for creating these textures is through the rearrangement of the order the stitches are worked. In this series we will work through several projects of increasing complexity between now and the holidays, giving you the opportunity to create gifts with your new skills. The main projects in the series will begin with the New Year when we all have more time to work larger projects.

Section One will begin by learning basic twists combined with texture. We will knit the Green Forest headband by Renata Ridley this class will be 2 parts.

Section Two will incorporate our new skills with traveling stitches and knitting in the round with Stovetop by Tin Can Knits and will also be a 2 part class.

Section Three will move onto creating your own small project like throw pillows, cowls, or something similiar.

Section Four will be where you can choose your own large cabled project like a pullover, cardigan, or blanket and will start around the New Year.

Section One: Green Forest Headband

Material Needed: 

  • 50g of Sport or DK weight yarn. I highly recommend 1 hank of Brooklyn Tweed Arbor for it’s softness and energy.
  • US#7 needles or size to get gauge (this project is knit flat so straight, circular or double points are all suitable.)
  • Cable needle
  • 1 button approx 28mm (1 inch)
  • Stitch Markers
  • Other notions: Tapestry or darning needle & tape measure

Gauge: Is not super critical with this project but you must knit tightly enough to get good stitch definition but not so tightly that you struggle to create the cables. If you are a loose knitter plan to adjust your needle size down. If you are tight knitter plan to adjust your needle size up.

Pattern: Green Forest by Renate Ridley (free on Ravelry)

Skills you should have: You should know how to cast on, knit, purl, alternate between knit & purl, and bind off.

Skills you will learn: How to: twist stitches left & right to create cables, create a buttonhole, and size your project to fit.

Homework: Please purchase your materials, have yarn wound if needed, and swatch until you get gauge after laundering your swatch as you will be laundering your final project. Please let me know if you need assistance.

Event Details

Event Details

Date: October 18, 2018

Start time: 10:00 a.m.

End time: 12:00 p.m.

Venue: Yarn Refuge

Directions: 3368 Lakeside Ct, Reno, NV. Next to Swill Coffee & Wine.