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Essential Skills for Circular Knitting

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Item # 15208556
Instructor : Pam Powers
$29.99 $19.99
Skill Level 2 : Some experience
Grab your circular needles and learn the basic skills needed to open up your knitting to cowls, headbands, socks, gloves and more. Knitwear designer Pam Powers guides you through the steps to take circular projects from start to finish, and helps build foundational skills you can transfer to future work.  Grab your circular needles and learn the basic skills needed to open up your knitting to cowls, headbands, socks, gloves and more. Knitwear designer Pam Powers guides you through the steps to take circular projects from start to finish, and helps build foundational skills you can transfer to future work. More
Get an introduction to key techniques for working in the round and start expanding your project possibilities.

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Grab your circular needles and learn the basic skills needed to open up your knitting to cowls, headbands, socks, gloves and more. Knitwear designer Pam Powers guides you through the steps to take circular projects from start to finish, and helps build foundational skills you can transfer to future work.
 Grab your circular needles and learn the basic skills needed to open up your knitting to cowls, headbands, socks, gloves and more. Knitwear designer Pam Powers guides you through the steps to take circular projects from start to finish, and helps build foundational skills you can transfer to future work.
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   Pam Powers

Pam Powers is a freelance knitwear designer living in Orange County, California. Her designs have appeared in Interweave Knits, Twist Collective, Belle Armoire and Apronology. She has taught numerous classes and workshops in yarn shops across the US and is the author of "Dress-to-Impress Knitted Scarves."

Materials: What you Need

1 . FOR THE BASKET RIB COWL, BULKY VERSION
2 . Bulky yarn. Pam uses two balls of Cloudborn Fibers Baby Alpaca Bulky (100% baby alpaca; 109 yds / 100 m per 100 g skein)
3 . US size 10 (6 mm) 24" (60 cm) circular needle
4 . FOR THE BASKET RIB COWL, SPORT VERSION
5 . Sport-weight yarn. Pam uses one ball of Cloudborn Fibers Superwash Merino Sport Twist (100% superwash merino wool; 200 yds / 183 m per 50 g skein): 
6 . US size 4 (3.5 mm) 24" (60 cm) circular needle.

Lesson Plan: What you Learn

Lesson 1 : Circular Knitting Needle Options
00:19:27

Meet Pam Powers and begin by learning the pros and cons of the most popular needles for working in the round. You'll see what's it's like to use both one and two circular needles, magic loop needles, and double pointed needles (DPNs).

Lesson 2 : Casting On & Joining
00:26:54

Start knitting with a simple cast-on using one circular needle, and then see how to compare it with other needle setups. Next, find out how to join your work and tell which is the wrong or right side.

Lesson 3 : Gauge & Circular Knitting
00:22:05

Take a look at knitting and purling in the same round, learn about making and measuring a gauge swatch, and discover how measuring your gauge changes when working in the round.

Lesson 4 : Managing Stitch Patterns
00:18:03

Walk through how to read circular charts and manage your stitch patterns on circular needles. Then, you'll dive into the fun cowl pattern included in your class materials.

Lesson 5 : Binding Off
00:13:07

Learn how to finish any project with Pam's tips for binding off in three different ways. You'll also discover how to fix gaps and troubleshoot slip-ups.

Lesson 6 : Finishing
00:15:48

To wrap up class, Pam will share a great way to straighten up your projects with a custom blocking form, for polished, professional results.



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