Classes with Ann Budd
Knits-pert extraordinaire Ann Budd and lace guru Romi Hill are bringing the knitting knowledge with informative and fun classes that are sure to increase your skill set and sharpen your knitting chops!
Ann Budd is a freelance knitting editor, author, teacher, and designer.
She has authored more than a dozen books, including the Handy Book series and many of the Style series, as well as several books on sock knitting, including Getting Started Knitting Socks and Sock Knitting Master Class.
Ann's newest book, New Directions in Sock Knitting was released in early 2016, the year her Knit For Fun Retreats debuted. Ann lives in Boulder, Colorado, and teaches workshops around North America and abroad. Learn more at annbuddknits.com
Ann will be teaching:
Socks any Gauge
3 hours (ADVANCED-BEGINNER LEVEL)
Want to make socks that fit perfectly, no matter what yarn or needles or stitch pattern you use? This workshop will teach you how to measure your foot, knit a swatch, and devise a standard top-down pattern for any size foot and any gauge of knitting.
Skills: Participants must have experience knitting socks from the top down.
Materials: Tape measure; calculator; yarn of your choice and appropriate needles; markers.
Steeks and Zippers
Half-Day Class (ADVANCED-BEGINNER LEVEL)
In this workshop you'll learn how to add a steek to a simple stranded two-color pattern that's knitted in the round. You'll knit a small two-color coffee clutch with steek stitches, then stabilize the stitches with slipstitch crochet, cut the tube, and finish the raw edges with a zipper. You'll leave class ready to knit a cardigan in the round with a steek and finish it with a zipper!
Skills: Participants must be comfortable working on double-pointed needles.
Materials: Worsted-weight wool yarn in two colors (you'll use just part of each ball); a set of U.S. sizes 7 and 8 (4.5 and 5 mm) double-pointed needles (two circulars or the magic loop method can be substituted); tapestry needle; sharp-point sewing needle and sewing thread to match one of the yarn colors.
Below is a selection of Ann's Books. To see more of Ann's patterns check out her Ravelry Page Ann Budd
Classes with Romi Hill
Romi Hill lives on the eastern slope of the Sierra Nevada mountains in Northern Nevada, where the high desert nights are cool and the air is clear and crisp.
A lifelong creater and knitter, she is inspired by the natural surroundings in her corner of the world, and her designs have an organic flow.
She specializes in lace of all weights, and you can see her full pattern collection on Ravelry. Romi's lace book from Interweave Press, New Lace Knitting, was published in September 2015 and features timeless patterns for garments and accessories.
She loves dark chocolate with chili peppers, and she's a sucker for a great pair of cowboy boots. Learn more about Romi and her creative endeavors at designsbyromi.com
Romi will be teaching:
Lace and Cable Surgery
In this workshop, not only will we discuss techniques to avoid mishaps, participants will learn how to rip a section of lace (or lace and cable) back and knit it up row by row without having to rip the entire project out.
Students will be given charted knitting homework to be prepared prior to the class: 2 lace swatches with mistakes (or a lace swatch and a cable swatch with mistakes), to be operated upon during class!
Materials: swatches, double pointed knitting needles at least 2 sizes smaller than used to knit swatch, crochet hook in similar size to dpns, small foam core sheet (or something else to which the swatch can be pinned), t-pins, point protectors, and patience.
(ADVANCED BEGINNER LEVEL)
Learn about different shapes that shawls can come in! We'll go through several ways to shape shawls and how you can expect to increase or decrease to arrive at a particular shape. Then we will cast on for a small shawl made with sock yarn.
Materials: knitting needles in size depending on pattern, shawl pattern, sock or other fingering-weight yarn for shawl.
Below is a sampling of Romi's patterns. To see all of Romi's patterns please visit her Ravelry page Rosemary (Romi) Hill