All About Shaping and Construction at Vogue Knit Live NYC
Jan
17
9:00 AM09:00

All About Shaping and Construction at Vogue Knit Live NYC

Fitted Dress in Vogue Knitting Magazine Fall/Winter 2018 by Brandi Cheyenne Harper

Fitted Dress in Vogue Knitting Magazine Fall/Winter 2018 by Brandi Cheyenne Harper

Skill Level:

Intermediate


Class Details:

The class is all about shaping and construction. You will combine a number of classic shaping techniques and learn some less known construction methods and in doing so will create a deceptively intricate piece, a balaclava. These piece uses a number of different needle sizes to obtain a proper fit around the shoulders, neck and head. You’ll practice the basics of knitting on circular needles starting with picking up stitches along a crochet chain to cast on, the mechanics of how to tighten up stitches with a crochet hook to create depth and texture (you’ll use this trick on so many other projects! It’s the coolest thing), a variety of decreases and increases and short rowing. At the end of the first session you’ll feel like a knitting star! 

During the afternoon, we’ll dive into the finishing process, where you’ll get tips and tricks on weaving in and hiding ends, neatening up a messy edge with an applied I-cord, and the final blocking process. This class includes a blocking demo if time allows. Brandi will wet-block the swatch, share how to go about reshaping the piece after the wash, and steam blocking—all techniques you can do at home to make sloppy stitches smooth and wobbly fabric light and airy.

Brandi will bring a bunch of samples; including a dress, mittens and a variety of cowls showing how you can use the techniques you learn to embellish different garments. You'll be able to try them on and ask any questions you have. Be prepared to have the time of your knitting life! 

Technique Requirements: Knit/purl; cast on/bind off; increase/decrease; working in the round; basic finishing techniques; have knit a whole garment; beginner crochet; short rows

Date & Time:

This is a two-part workshop happening on Friday, January 17th

Part One: 9 am - 12 pm

Part Two: 2 pm - 5 pm

Supplies to Bring:

1100 yards of your favorite chunky animal or plant fiber. Avoid black, dark blue, textured, and variegated yarns. Patons “Classic Wool Roving” works great. 16” circular US 15/10 mm and US 11/8 mm. (2) US 7/4.5 mm double pointed needles. Size US N/10 mm and US H/5 mm crochet hooks. 2 large stitch markers. Scissors. Tapestry needle.

Homework:

None

Cost

Conference packages vary.

Materials Fee (to Be Paid Directly to the Teacher):

$0

Where:

New York Marriott Marquis
1535 Broadway (between 45th and 46th Streets)
New York, New York 10036



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Casting On and Binding Off for Modern Edges at Vogue Knit Live NYC
Jan
18
2:00 PM14:00

Casting On and Binding Off for Modern Edges at Vogue Knit Live NYC

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Skill Level:

Intermediate

Class Details:

The class is all about casting on, binding off, and borders. You will combine a number of classic selvedge techniques and learn how to create clean, modern edges you can easily apply to scarves, blankets, and sweaters. We will practice a variety of technique swatches completely trimmed along all four sides. You’ll leave with finished swatches you can reference in the future when designing your own knitwear or making small adjustments to an existing pattern in your library.

We’ll begin with applying an I-cord edge to a swatch entirely in one piece. This simple rounded trim accents all kinds of stitch patterns so beautifully. You can easily add it to most borders. Then, we’ll dive into the tubular cast-on and bind-off. These techniques can intimidate even long-time knitters, but once mastered you will experience the most profound sense of accomplishment! We often see tubular edges along 1x1 rib on machine-knitted garments. This class is a wonderful opportunity to give it a go alongside other knitters looking to up their trim game. This swatch will be paired with a simple garter stitch edge along the sides. I particularly love the garter edge for beginner scarves and blankets. We’ll end class by finishing our swatches, getting tips and tricks on weaving in ends, and fudging for neatness where necessary.

Brandi will bring a bunch of samples showing how you can use the techniques you learn to embellish different garments. You'll be able to try them on and ask any questions you have. Be prepared to have the time of your knitting life! 

Technique Requirements: Knit/Purl; Cast on/bind off; Have knit a whole garment; Have knit a few accessories; Basic finishing techniques.

Date & Time:

Saturday, January 18, 2020 at 2 pm - 5 pm

Cost

Conference packages vary.

Supplies to Bring:

Bring 2 or 3 balls of light-colored worsted weight yarn with a recommended needle size US 9/5.5mm or US 10/6mm. Avoid black, dark blue, textured, and variegated yarns. US 9/5.5mm or US 10/6mm straight or double pointed needles. Scissors. Tapestry needle.

Materials Fee (to Be Paid Directly to the Teacher):

$0

Homework:

None

Where:

New York Marriott Marquis
1535 Broadway (between 45th and 46th Streets)
New York, New York 10036

 

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