We will be hosting Ann Budd on April 25 & 26 at the Hyatt Sugar Land, located near Highway 59 and Highway 6, in Sugar Land. Come sit at the feet of this great teacher and soak up the knowledge. You never know what you’ll learn by attending a live workshop.
Tickets are now on sale. Payments can now be made online with Paypal. Click on “store” in the upper right hand corner of your screen. For those who prefer to pay by check, there will be a limited number of spots reserved for mail-in registration. DOWNLOAD A FORM HERE. You must have your form and check in KANG’s mailbox by April 2. On April 3, any unclaimed spots saved for check registration will become available online. * Note that online tickets have a small fee added to the ticket price. This is to cover our costs associated with credit card processing.
Please note that this workshop is for paid KANG members only. Membership can be purchased in our online store when you buy your ticket. If you purchase a ticket and you are not a member, your ticket will be refunded and you will forfeit your spot in class.
If you have any questions about registering for the Ann Bud Workshop, please email Elizabeth at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have any difficulties registering online, email Natasha Sills at email@example.com.
Saturday, April 25 – Reading Your Knitting (and Charts) and Fixing Errors
9am – 4:30pm
$80 by check, $83 by credit card
Most knitters run into problems when they aren’t able to “read their knitting”-that is, they can’t recognize where they are in a pattern by simply looking at the stitches on the needles or in the fabric below the needles. How do you tell where you are when you’ve put your knitting down in the middle of row? Can you tell how many rows you’ve knitted since the last increase, decrease, or cable turn? How do you know what type of increase or decrease was worked? In this class, we’ll examine how the basic stitches look in a piece of knitting, and practice fixing common mistakes, including ripping out, picking up dropped stitches (even edge stitches!), and reversing a decrease, increase, or cable turn.
Skills: Basic beginning knitting; must know how to cast on, bind off, knit purl, increase, and decrease.
Materials: One partial ball of your choice of yarn (tightly twisted wool or wool blend recommended); knitting needles in a size appropriate for your yarn; cable needle (optional).
Sunday, April 26 – Casting-On (morning) and Binding-Off Techniques (afternoon)
Morning class: 9am – 12pm
Afternoon class: 1:30PM – 4:30PM
$40 each by check, $42 each by credit card
There are a variety of ways to cast-on and bind-off stitches, each with its own advantages. In the morning half of this one-day workshop you’ll learn at least five different cast-ons and when to use them to provide strength, elasticity, invisibility, or decoration. In the afternoon, you’ll learn at least five different bind-offs and when to use them. You’ll learn each technique in a separate swatch that you’ll keep for reference. Cast-on methods will include long-tail, old Norwegian (aka, German twisted), tubular, provisional, Channel Island, and more as time permits. Bind-off methods will include suspended, I-cord, three-needle, sewn, decrease, invisible ribbed, and more as time permits.
Skills: Intermediate knitting skills; must be familiar with making yarnovers.
Materials: One partial ball of your choice of yarn (tightly twisted wool or wool blend recommended); knitting needles in a size appropriate for your yarn; one extra knitting needle for working the three-needle bind-off; tapestry needle; crochet hook.
Homework: (required) Knit eight swatches in stockinette stitch: Cast on 12 stitches and work in stockinette stitch until piece measures about 1½”, ending with a wrong-side (purl) row. Cut yarn, leaving a 24″ tail. Place stitches on a holder.
Knit 1 swatch in k1, p1 rib: Cast on 12 stitches and work in k1, p1 rib until piece measures about 1½”. Cut yarn, leaving a 36″ tail. Place stitches on a holder.