Guest Instructor Bristol Ivy

January 25, 2019 - January 26, 2019

Friday, 1/25, 12:00-4:30 PM: Knitting outside of the Box & book signing, cost $75, book available for pre-order.

Saturday, 1/26, 10:00 AM-1:00 PM: Intro to Brioche using Hey, Little Songbird Cowl pattern, cost $65.

Saturday, 1/26, 2:00 PM-5:00 PM: Winterlong Cowl, cost $65.

Knitting outside of the Box Description:

One of the most interesting and best parts about knitting is the huge variety of patterns available. But where does the inspiration for those patterns come from? In this class, we’ll talk about different forms of inspiration and different ways of thinking about knitting, and then explore methods and theory to bring those ideas to reality. This is a great class if you’re interested in designing, or just want to experiment with all the possibilities knitting has to offer! Must be comfortable with stitch patterns, and have a willingness to experiment and play.

Materials and homework: A pencil and sketchbook, scrap yarn and needles for swatching ideas, and any items/photos/tear-sheets that inspire you.

Intro to Brioche Description:

Brioche is an easy stitch that creates a lush, drapey, warm fabric. In this class we’ll learn the basic principles of working brioche flat and in the round, and increasing and decreasing in pattern, and get started on knitting the Hey, Little Songbird pattern. Experience needed: knitting, purling, increasing, decreasing.

Materials and homework: Approximately 70 yards of worsted weight yarn and US7 (4.5mm) needles for swatching and practicing. 800 yards of sportweight/DK yarn and US10 (6mm) needles for the stole.

Winterlong Cowl Description:

The Winterlong Cowl is a warm, cozy bit of squishiness that employs some interesting techniques to create a flowing, organic shape. In this class, we ’ll explore the techniques necessary to create it, and discuss the rhythms and patterns inherent to the design that make it so addictive to knit.

Materials and homework: Please bring 450 yards of worsted weight yarn and US8 (5 mm) needles, as well as smooth, non-wool yarn and a crochet hook for provisional cast on.

Bristol Ivy is a knitting designer and teacher from Portland, Maine. Her design work focuses on the intersection between innovative technique and classic tailoring, and her classes focus on creativity, technique, and understanding the nuts and bolts of knitting.