Beginning to End: Techniques in casting on and off
Tired of the loose edge created by the traditional cast on? Or find your handknitted socks are just too tight at the cuff? Learn paired techniques to begin and end your knitted work in the way you want, and improve the appearance of your garments.
In this workshop you will knit small swatches using 3 different sets of matched cast on and cast off methods for neater edges, stretchy edges and fancy edges.
Please bring a pair of 4mm knitting straight needles or a 4mm circular of a length that you find comfortable using with 30 stitches.
Practice yarn will be provided, or bring your own if you prefer (please stick to plain-ish colours, and no black!)
Becca has been running knitting workshops for about ten years, and knitting for considerable longer having learned at primary school aged five. As a lifelong knitter, she has a keen interest in perpetuating this wonderful and endlessly adaptive craft, and is continually inspired and amazed by the range of skills there are to learn. She wants all other knitters to feel the same excitement that she does when finding a new trick or technique. Continuing to learn in this way will keep alive the enthusiasm that led us to pick up our sticks and string in the first place.
Becca can be found knitting in Ewe & Ply, the yarn shop she runs in Shrewsbury with her friend and business partner Teri. Together they run an extensive range of classes in crochet, knitting, needle felting and many other textile crafts. As Alterknitive she produces her own knitting patterns.