Karie Westermann - Continental Knitting (1/2 day course)

Karie Westermann - Continental Knitting (1/2 day course)

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Continental Knitting Saturday 1st February 2020 10am - 1pm

We are thrilled that Karie Westermann is coming to teach a number of classes here at Northern Yarn in 2020!

Karie Westermann is a knitwear designer and tutor working across the UK and Europe. Her client list includes Rowan Yarns, Edinburgh Yarn Festival, Oslo Strikkefestival, Malabrigo, Blacker Yarns and Eden Cottage Yarns. Karie also regularly appears in knitting magazines and podcasts. She is an experienced and sought-after tutor with more than 15 years' experience teaching at all levels.

Do you want to learn how to knit holding the yarn in your left hand? Continental is a relaxed method of knitting that puts less stress on your hands and might even be faster than the traditional “throwing” style used in Britain! In this class you will learn to knit and purl comfortably in the Continental way, learn easy transitions between the stitches for textures like ribbing and moss stitch, and how to increase/decrease with ease. Danish/Scottish designer and teacher Karie Westermann will help you on your way to a new knitting adventure.

Skills necessary:

• Basic knitting skills (knit, purl, cast-on, cast-off) but beginners are welcome.

Materials:

• 1 ball of DK yarn

• 4mm straight needles