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 understanding a pattern, casting on/off, knitting (duh…), purling, increasing and decreasing stitches, ribbing, finishing work with blocking, and sewing with a yarn needle. The first part of class will include demonstration and instruction on these knitting skills, followed by a practice knitting project. There will be a break for lunch, then you will begin work on your main knitting project. You will have ample time to ask questions, troubleshoot, and perfect your practice. You will leave class with your knitting project, 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 this and future knitting projects! Also, please note, you won’t finish this 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!
We Are Knitters - Nick Blanket Project:
For this class, your main project will be the Nick Blanket from We Are Knitters (pictured above). This blanket measures 26" by 52.5". As part of this class, you will receive a new We Are Knitters knitting kit! Each kit includes two 15mm knitting needles, four skeins of exceptional 100% Peruvian wool (ohhhhh… ahhhhh…), a sewing needle, and blanket pattern. For more information about We Are Knitters and photos of this project, visit: https://www.weareknitters.com/knitting-kit/nick-blanket
none. We will supply yarn and needles, which you will take home with you.
Becca Schillinger earned her BFA in drawing and painting from CCAC here in San Francisco, and was trained by drag queens in NYC on how to paint a fashion-week worthy face. Knitting is her zen craft practice and she skypes constantly with her 90 year old grandmother for advice on knitting projects constantly. She is an expert at making everything from knit shirts to hats to gloves to scarves to booties! You name it, she’s knit it!
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.