Types of Seams with Katrina
Thursday, January 23rd, 6-8pm (2 hours)
As we all know, not all sweater designs can be created seamlessly. Some styles require seams and while it adds an extra step to finishing, seams can provide clothing with the strength and structure needed to keep its shape for years of wearing and washing. Seams can seem daunting (hah!) but they don’t have to be. Learn 3 basic seaming techniques that will give you the foundation you need to start making seamed/pieced sweaters. In this class we’ll seam together the Gingersnap sweater by Kristen Rettig, which contains horizontal seams (shoulders), vertical seams (sides), and a combination of the two creating a perpendicular seam (attaching the sleeve). When you sign up for this class, you will receive homework instructions to knit and block the components of the baby sweater so that we can focus on seaming during the class.
Please bring to class: Completed knitted and blocked homework, a few extra yards of the yarn used to knit the sweater, a blunt darning needle, scissors, and locking stitch markers or coil-less safety pins.
Prerequisites: Must be familiar with knitting, purling, increasing, decreasing, and changing colours.