Monday, April 1, 2013

Teaching Knit & Crochet


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Starting Thursday, April 4th I will be teaching knit and crochet classes at the craft store where I used to work.  In April, we are starting off with the basic stitches (Knit & Purl stitches for the knitters; and single, double, half-double, and treble for the crocheters) and I hope to add more classes like double-point needles (knit) and chevron shell stitches (crochet) to the class list for May.

I'm thinking knit wrist warmers & baby hats would be great starting projects for double-point needles and crochet baby blankets in the chevron shell pattern.  What do you think?

As for the basic classes, I think crocheted phone cozies and knit dishcloths will be the quick & easy projects to wet one's appetite for useful and fun projects.  Thoughts?  Pattern suggestions?

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Please let me know if anyone here is interested in taking a class as I am trying to get a feel for dates/times that work best for everyone as well as what stitches/ patterns spark interest.  Any suggestions or advice when it comes to teaching?  This will be my first time formally teaching a class that isn't at a high school club meeting among peers so any advice is welcome! :)

1 comment:

  1. How wonderful. You'll make a great teacher!
    When I started to knit, I stuck with dishcloths. They are simple, small and you can practice with all different kinds of stitches. If you mess up, not much time is lost. And who can't use a couple more dishcloths (even if they are wonky and laden with beginner mistakes.)
    All the best! :)

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