In this all day knitting bootcamp, Instructor Becca Schillinger teaches you the basics of knitting and gets you started on creating stitches using those big knitting needles! No previous knitting experience required! Becca will teach you skills including: reading and altering a pattern, casting on/off, knitting (duh...), purling, increasing and decreasing stitches, assembly, picking up stitches, and sewing with a yarn needle. The first part of class will include demonstration and instruction on these knitting skills, followed by the first knitting practice piece in which you’ll practice all the techniques needed for the classic sweater project. There will be a break for lunch, then you will begin work on your sweater. You will have ample time to ask questions, troubleshoot, and perfect your practice. You will leave class with the beginning of a sweater to be completed at home, a set of wooden knitting needles, a yarn needle to finish your pieces, and the skills to read and follow simple knitting patterns in order to inspire and complete future knitting projects!
We Are Knitters - Classic Sweater Project:
For this class, your final project will be the Classic Sweater from We Are Knitters (pictured above). This is a slightly oversized sweater, but you will have option to alter the pattern to your desired size. As part of this class, you will receive a new We Are Knitters knitting kit! Each kit includes two 8mm knitting needles, six skeins of exceptional 100% Peruvian wool (ohhhhh… ahhhhh…), a sewing needle, and sweater pattern. You will choose from an assortment of available colors. For more information about We Are Knitters and photos of this project, visit: https://www.weareknitters.com/knitting-kit/classic-sweater
PLEASE NOTE: You probably won’t finish this entire knitting project in class, so be prepared to squeeze in some quality couch time and Netflix binging while you knit yourself to the end of this one!
none. We will supply yarn and needles, which you will take home with you. If you have special yarn (chunky thick yarn is best) that you would like to bring in and test, please feel free!
The rules / important stuff:
We have a NO EXCEPTIONS 72 HOUR CANCELLATION policy
- this includes cancellation, re-books, gift certificates, moving classes, etc. For more information on canceling a class, please read our cancellation policy
. All classes are 21+ unless you email for permission. If any questions, please email us at info AT workshopsf DOT org
ALL CLASSES TAKE PLACE AT WORKSHOP, 1798 MCALLISTER STREET UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED ON THE TITLE AND LISTING.