Full details of the workshops available, including materials and homework required (if applicable) are on the attached list. Please indicate your preferred workshops by marking the appropriate box. No more than one box in each session can be selected. You may select two of Shelley Husband’s workshops if wished but will be allocated no more than one, because student numbers for all workshops are limited. Shelley’s books will be available for purchase over the weekend.


After bookings have closed, you will be advised of the workshops allocated to you.


As well as the workshops listed below, there will be hands-on demonstrations, help desks, the Marketplaces and of course social knitting and crocheting.

If you have any queries, please email Camp@knittersguildnsw.org.au or Secretary@knittersguildnsw.org.au.

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 2022 Mayan Blanket 2022 Peruvian Braids2022 Peruvian Braids

 

 

 

 

Saturday a.m.


9.00–12.00

(A1) Crocheted Mayan Blanket (Tutor – Shelley Husband)

The Mayan pattern shifts shapes from circle to octagon to circle to square using lots of fun and interesting techniques. At the end of this class, you will have all the skills you need to complete the Mayan square and continue to make your own giant squares blanket. Handouts will be provided for the class and you will receive a code to download the complete digital pattern to continue.

Skills required: Can read a pattern or chart.  Familiar with most crochet stitches and techniques.
Materials required: 200gm of solid coloured 8-ply yarn of any fibre, 4.5mm crochet hook, scissors and yarn needle, stitch markers that open.
Homework required: None.

(A2) Double Knitting (Tutor - Beth Clothier)

Double Knitting is considered an advanced knitting technique, and is not for the faint hearted. It's fun, and the end result is thick and warm. Ideal for cowls and scarves.

Skills required: Must be comfortable with charts. Experience with colour work is an advantage but not compulsory.
Materials required: Two highly contrasted shades of DK/8 ply yarn and 4.00mm needles.
Homework required: None.


(A3) Mosaic Knitting a.k.a. Slip Stitch Knitting (Tutor – Merrin Marks)

Learn how to create woven multi-colour fabrics whilst only using one colour of yarn per row by working a sampler of four different patterns.

Skills required: Basic ability to work knit and purl stitches.
Materials required: 8ply crepe or smooth yarn, approx 20gm in 3 contrasting colours, eg. white or cream and two colours would be good.  4mm needles - straights or circular as per individual preference. The sampler will be worked flat.
Homework required: None.


(A4) Peruvian Braids (Tutor – Pat McGregor)

Make a simple braid the way it has been traditionally made in the Andes for hundreds of years, using a square of cardboard and your chosen yarn. Braids may be used in many ways. Handles, tie backs, hair decoration etc.

Skills required: None
Materials required: Chunky yarn and cardboard will be provided or bring your own yarn in two contrasting colours. Scissors to cut card. Pen.
Homework required: None

 

(A5) Top Down Beanie (Tutor – Clare Hacker)

Participants will be guided through how to do a pinhole cast on, decide the placement of increases to shape the top of the hat and practise cast off methods for 1x1 rib and garter stitch. Participants will also be shown how to apply a stitch pattern they'd like in the body of the hat through the top as well.

Skills required:Comfortable with either double pointed needles or magic loop to work small circumference in the round.
Materials required: 8ply yarn for practising cast on methods. 100gm 8ply yarn for project hat in a light(ish) colour. 4mm needles for working small circumference (either DPNs or one long circular for magic loop) for working crown of hat. 4mm x 40cm circular needle for working body of hat. Stitch markers, tapestry needle, pencil, eraser.
Homework required: In order to practise cast off methods,  work up two swatches as follows - 1) Cast on 30 stitches and work 30 rows in 1x1 rib, leave a reasonable length of yarn attached 2) Cast on 30 stitches and work 30 rows in garter stitch, leave working yarn attached.

 

9.00-5.30

Retail Members' Marketplace

Banksia Main Hall

 

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Saturday p.m.


2.00-5.00

(B1) Granny Square Flair (Tutor – Shelley Husband)

Learn to make some patterns from Shelley’s book Granny Square Flair.  She will teach you all her seamless tricks and little hints how to make your crochet look fabulous, leaving you with the confidence to try any pattern in the book.

Skills required: Can read a pattern or chart. Familiar with most crochet stitches and techniques.
Materials required: 100 grams solid coloured 8 ply yarn of any fibre, 4.5 mm hook, scissors and yarn needle, stitch markers that open.
Homework required: None


(B2) Brioche Knitting (Tutor – Sue Hobbs)

First we will learn single colour brioche knit, then brioche purl. Next we will play with two colour brioche, and finally we will look briefly at increases and decreases.

Skills required: Knit, purl and yarn over (YO) is all you need.
Materials required:Two clearly different colours of 8 ply yarn, one lighter and one darker. Either one short circular needle or two double pointed needles, a slightly smaller size than you would normally use, and a crochet hook.
Homework required:Please set up your swatch as follows. 

Cast on 23 stitches with your lighter colour.

WS: P1, k1 across the row, p1 at the end.

RS:  K1, P1 across the row, k1 at the end.  Repeat this rib pattern for 6 rows total, ending with a RS row, and put a locking marker on the right side of your work.


(B3) Shawl Shapes (Tutor – Hannah Smith)

Examples, Inspiration and a little bit of Geometry. We will also knit some mini-shawls: a Crescent, a 'Pi Shawl', and if there is time a triangular shawl.

Skills required:Some experience knitting lace is recommended but only at a beginner level, e.g. you have some idea of how to follow a chart. The lace patterns will be relatively simple, with nothing too tricky on the wrong side.
Stitches used: Knit, knit two together, knit two together through the back loop, central double decrease, yarn over, and purl.
Materials required:Fingering / 4ply and matching needles. Light colours recommended but anything you have in the stash will do, even if it's not Fingering / 4ply.
Homework required: None


(B4) Mosaic Crochet (Tutor – Abbey Bongers)

Create interesting two-colour patterns without changing yarn in one row or round.

Skills required:Familiarity with basic crochet stitches.
Materials required: Two contrasting colours of 8ply yarn, and a 4mm crochet hook.
Homework required: None

 

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Sunday a.m.

9.00-12.00

(C1) Crocheted Oceanic Blanket (Tutor – Shelley Husband)

The Oceanic Blanket is made from 4 complimentary granny squares -  Oceanic is a relaxing crochet voyage. At the end of the class, you will have the skills to complete each of the 4 patterns with confidence. Handouts will be provided for the class and you will receive a code to download the complete digital pattern to continue your adventure at home.

Skills required: Can read a pattern or chart.  Familiar with most crochet stitches and techniques.
Materials required: 200gm of solid coloured 8-ply yarn of any fibre, 4.5mm crochet hook, scissors and yarn needle, stitch markers that open.
Homework required:None

 

(C2) Casting On and Off (Tutor – Robynn Ross)

In this session, we will be discussing the benefits of working a particular cast-on and cast-off to suit the needs of specific garments and knitted articles. Samples will be made and labelled for your own knitting resource. Emphasis will be placed on All Purpose, Decorative and Stretchy cast-ons, plus All Purpose, Decorative, Stretchy and Sewn cast-offs. We can delve into others to suit the group and choose which samples to try, as the tutor is happy to cater for individual needs.

Skills required: Basic knitting knowledge and vocabulary.
Materials required: More than 1 pair of matching straight needles with 2 balls of different coloured yarn, eg 4mm needles with 8 ply yarn. Double point needles are great for samples. (Optional: your favourite Cast On/Off book.)
Homework required: None

 

(C3) Lace in the Round (Tutor – Clare Hacker)

Learn to knit lace in the round, to create a square or circle from the centre out.

Skills required: Comfortable with either double pointed needles or magic loop to work a small circumference in the round.
Materials required:4 ply yarn and your preferred needles for knitting in the round (circular or double point)
Homework required: None


(C4) Tunisian Mosaic (Tutor – Abbey Bongers)

This lesson will give you all the skills needed to make Mosaic Tunisian crochet. This will be the overlay technique which uses tes – Tunisian extended stitch. You will make a sample of mosaic crochet and learn how to read mosaic charts. Abbey has a couple of mosaic patterns you will be able to tackle with these skills.

Skills required:It will be helpful to have a basic understanding of Tunisian crochet foundation row and tss – Tunisian simple stitch. These will be briefly covered in the lesson but the class will run more smoothly if most students have these skills already.
Materials required:Two contrasting colours of the same ply/weight yarn. A Tunisian crochet hook to suit the yarn – a standard crochet hook will NOT be sufficient. Abbey will have timber hooks available for sale for $12. Other random sizes will be available for sale (maker husband dependent, prices may differ). She will also bring her personal hook stash for loaning during the class.

Option 1: 4 ply (fingering) yarn with either a 5, 5.5 or 6mm hook.

Option 2: 8 ply (DK) yarn with either a 6, 6.5, 7 or 8mm hook.
Homework (Optional):Abbeymade has a YouTube video already available for the technique. All of the lessons in this video will be covered in the class. You are welcome to watch in advance if you wish. https://youtu.be/6jOxUAYCR28

 

(C5) Stranded Knitting ('Fair Isle') (Tutor – Merrin Marks)

Learn how to create stranded knit projects using two colours across a row. How colours interact with each other will also be addressed. A sampler will be worked to demonstrate stranded knitting techniques including how to avoid fabric tension issues.

Skills required: Basic knitting
Materials required: 8ply or 4ply smooth yarn, approx 20gm in 2 contrast colours. 2ply Shetland jumper weight = 4ply is fine. 4mm (8ply) or 3mm (4ply) needles - straights or circular as per individual preference. The sampler will be knitted flat.
Homework required: None


 

9.00-1.00

Members' Marketplace

Banksia Main Hall

 

 

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