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Classes

Online knitting classes on a variety of topics are now open for the Fall 2020 season. Classes will continue to be added, so check back for availability. Sessions include lecture and image presentation, written technical instruction, demo videos, live trouble-shooting, and Q&A. All classes will be held on Zoom, however, a full recording is always provided if you are unable to attend a "live" session.

 

All classes are taught on a Brother standard gauge machine. I can also instruct for Silver Reed and believe all techniques are easily transferable for most domestic brands. Please email me if you have questions or concerns with your machine set-up.

 

Select courses are available for download only. Each download includes instructional demo videos, practice exercises (with written instructions), relevant images, and a full recording of a previously held class with lecture and commentary. 

 

Once a live session or download class has been purchased, you will receive an automated confirmation email. Course materials or download link will arrive in a second email, directly from me (please note that this system is not automated, so it may take up to a few hours to receive). I kindly ask that you do not share these materials with any unregistered participants, both in public and private settings.

 

Intro to Machine Knitting (Beginner)

 

Basic technical instruction for beginners through demo videos and live trouble-shooting over 4 sessions (2:00-3:30p EST). Includes swatch exercises with written instructions for a variety of basic techniques. Participants need a functioning single-bed knitting machine with cast-on comb, claw weights, hand tools, and medium weight yarn. Now available for individual purchase, see below for session breakdown.

 

Zoom link emailed after registration, sessions recorded in full with access link given to participants for personal reference.

 

Techniques (Class 1): machine basics, cast-on, bind-off, tension swatch, stockinette

 

Techniques (Class 2): scrapping off, stripes, eyelets, ladders, tucks

 

Techniques (Class 3): lifted stitches, Fair Isle (punch card), mock rib

 

Techniques (Class 4): cables, twisted stitches, short-rowing, seaming, shaping

 

Current Session: 9/8-9/29 (Tuesdays 2:00-3:30p EST)

 

Intro to Double-Bed Knitting (Intermediate)

 

Technical instruction for beginning double-bed knitters through demo videos and live trouble-shooting over 3 sessions (2:00-3:30p EST). Includes swatch exercises with written instructions for a variety of rib stitches. Participants need a functioning double-bed knitting machine with rib cast-on comb, rib weights, hand tools, double-eyed transfer tool, and yarn. Now available for individual purchase, see below for session breakdown.

 

Zoom link emailed after registration, sessions recorded in full with access link given to participants for personal reference.

 

Techniques (Class 1): cast-on, bind-off, 1x1 rib, English rib, fisherman's rib, tight rib start

 

Techniques (Class 2): waffle knit, 2x2 rib, 2x1 rib, shaping

 

Techniques (Class 3): full needle rib, 5x5 rib, variegated rib, ottoman, plaiting

 

Current Session: 9/10-9/24 (Thursdays 2:00-3:30p EST)

 

Machine FAQ Class (Beginner)

 

Learn about different domestic knitting machine models, with tips and resources on where to purchase. Includes instructions for basic maintenance and easy repairs to keep your machine running smoothly. Focuses primarily on the Brother range, but will address other popular brands and cover ribber compatibility as well. Suitable for new or beginning knitters, held over 1 session (2:00-3:30p EST). Bring all of your machine questions for open Q&A!

 

Zoom link emailed after registration, sessions recorded in full with access link given to participants for personal reference.

 

Topics include: purchasing equipment, changing / repairing needles, replacing sponge bar, daily maintenance, deep clean, and oiling

 

Current Session: 9/1 (Tuesday 2:00-3:30p EST)

  

Yarn FAQ Class (Beginner)

 

Learn about different types of machine knitting yarns, their size, properties and finishing methods, with tips and resources on where to purchase. Focuses specifically on cone yarns and includes guidance for how to self-ply multiple ends to achieve different looks. Suitable for new or beginning knitters, held over 1 session (2:00-3:30p EST). Bring all of your yarn questions for open Q&A!

 

Zoom link emailed after registration, sessions recorded in full with access link given to participants for personal reference.

 

Topics include: purchasing yarn, fiber categories / properties, yarn size, finishing techniques, care, and knitting with multiple ends

 

Current Session: 9/3 (Thursday 2:00-3:30p EST)

  

Trouble-Shooting Class (Beginner)

 

Learn to manage common knitting mistakes, on and off the machine, with tips for creating professional knits through demo videos and live trouble-shooting. Includes a written guide for all methods. Suitable for beginning and intermediate knitters, held over 1 session (2:00-3:30p EST).

 

Zoom link emailed after registration, sessions recorded in full with access link given to participants for personal reference.

 

Techniques include: picking up / repairing dropped stitches, unraveling rows, re-hanging without waste yarn, smoothing out yarn pulls, and reusing unraveled yarn

 

Current Session: 9/19 (Saturday 2:00-3:30p EST)

 

Hat Class (Beginner)

 

Classic hat design and construction, including pom-pom, through demo videos and live trouble-shooting over 1 session (2:00-3:30p EST). Includes pattern with written instructions and visual template for creating your own design. Participants need a functioning knitting machine with cast-on comb, claw weights, hand tools, and yarn (ribber is recommended but not necessary).

 

Zoom link emailed after registration, sessions recorded in full with access link given to participants for personal reference.

 

Techniques include: 1x1 rib (or mock rib), horizontal stitch transfers, gathering, edge seam join, pom-pom construction

 

Current Session: 9/23 (Wednesday 2:00-3:30p EST)

 

Private Lessons (All Levels)

 

Meet with Annie one-on-one for private lessons (1 hour / scheduled at your convenience) on most domestic machine knitting topics, both single and double-bed. Suitable for knitters of all levels, for any number of sessions desired. Great for long-term project development, or a quick opportunity to ask me anything. Email in advance with questions on specific topics to make sure your needs will be met.

 

Zoom link emailed after registration, sessions recorded in full with access link given to participants for personal reference.

 

Current Session: Date / Time TBD (1 hour)

 

Whole Sweater Class DL (Intermediate)

 

Learn to create a sweater from a block pattern through instructional demo videos and 1-on-1 Zoom meeting (20 minutes, email to schedule). Includes full recording of a previously held class with lecture and commentary, written instructions for adult M/L drop shoulder crew neck sweater, and guides for silhouette manipulation and garment construction. Participants need a functioning single-bed knitting machine with cast-on comb, claw weights, hand tools, and yarn. Download link emailed upon purchase. 

 

Techniques: taking a tension measurement, manipulating a block pattern, shaping, garment construction, and prepping a design for knitting

 

This class is currently available for download only.

 

Colorwork Class DL (Intermediate)

 

Learn creative colorwork techniques through instructional demo videos and written instructions. Includes pattern for knit-along exercise and tips for designing with colorwork. Participants need a functioning single-bed knitting machine with cast-on comb, claw weights, hand tools, and yarn. Download link emailed upon purchase.

 

Techniques: open short-rowing, 3-D short-rowing, modular knitting

 

This class is currently available for download only.

 

Patternmaking Class DL (Beginner)

 

Learn the basics of patternmaking for knitwear through instructional guides and practice exercises. Includes full recording of a previously held class with lecture and commentary and written instructions for making a tension swatch. Participants need a calculator, paper, measuring tape, and yarn. Download link emailed upon purchase.

 

Techniques: taking a tension measurement, calculating increases / decreases, shaping methods and distribution

 

This class is currently available for download only.

  

Garment Finishing Class DL (Beginner)

 

Learn a variety of garment finishing techniques through instructional demo videos. Includes verbal instructions for a variety of hem treatments and tutorials on professional finishing. Participants need a functioning single-bed knitting machine with cast-on comb, claw weights, hand tools, and yarn. Download link emailed upon purchase.

 

Techniques: self-turned hem, mock rib, rolled hem, decorative edges, seaming methods, wet-blocking, managing ends

 

This class is currently available for download only.

 

Sock Class DL (Intermediate)

 

Learn to knit and construct a classic sock through instructional demo videos and written instructions. Includes sock pattern for knit-along exercise and templates for design. Students need a functioning single-bed knitting machine with cast-on comb, claw weights, hand tools, and yarn. Download link emailed upon purchase.

  

Techniques include: mock rib, waste knitting, short-rowing, live seam join, edge seam join

 

This class is currently available for download only.

 

Intarsia Class (Intermediate)

 

Learn to use the intarsia carriage through instructional demo video and written instructions. Includes pattern for knit-along exercise and templates for design. Students need a functioning single-bed knitting machine with cast-on comb, claw weights, hand tools, yarn, and intarsia carriage. Download link emailed upon purchase.

  

Techniques: intarsia, developing colorwork patterns

 

This class is currently available for download only.

 

Crew Neckline Class (Intermediate)

 

Learn to knit and construct a crew neckline through instructional demo videos and written instructions. Includes pattern for front and back neckline practice exercise. Students need a functioning single-bed knitting machine with cast-on comb, claw weights, hand tools, and yarn. Download link emailed upon purchase.

 

Techniques: fully fashioned shaping, simple shaping, waste knitting, short-rowing, linking

 

This class is currently available for download only.

 

Set-In Sleeve Class (Intermediate)

 

Learn to knit and construct a set-in sleeve through instructional demo videos and written instructions. Includes sample pattern for armscye and sleeve cap shaping. Students need a functioning single-bed knitting machine with cast-on comb, claw weights, hand tools, and yarn. Download link emailed upon purchase.

 

Techniques: fully fashioned shaping, simple shaping, short-rowing, scrapping off, linking

 

This class is currently available for download only.

 

Creative Double-Knits (Advanced)

 

Learn to knit creative double-knit fabrics through instructional demo videos and swatch exercises with written instructions. Students need a functioning double-bed knitting machine with rib cast-on comb, rib weights, hand tools, double-eyed transfer tool, and lightweight yarn (bonus for plaiting feeder). Download link emailed upon purchase.

  

Techniques: racking, ottoman, plaiting, full needle rib, variegated rib

 

This class is currently available for download only.

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