Ziplet Knitting Class
Techniques, skills, and support for knitting your own Ziplet.
- Started Mar 13Started Mar 13
- 75 US dollars$75
OBJECTIVES In this three-session online course, you'll learn how to block to measurements, work welts by slipping stitches, mattress seam, install a zipper, sew a tubular bind-off, and graft a tube in the round using Kitchener stitch. ABOUT Instruction is a mix of demonstration, explanation, and question-and-answer. You'll receive a copy of the pattern in advance, with instructions to knit the body pieces before the first session. Sessions are every Sunday for three weeks, and are one hour each. Sessions will be recorded and shared with participants, so if you miss one you can watch it on replay. Session one: Picking up and working the welts, blocking. March 13, 2022 1 pm EST, 1 hour. Session two: Installing the zipper and sewing the tubular bind-off. March 20, 2022, 1 pm EST, 1 hour. Session three: Attaching the D-ring and creating the strap, lining the project. March 27, 2022, 1 pm EST, 1 hour. SKILLS The course is suitable for knitters who are comfortable maintaining gauge throughout a project and who can recognize a knit and a purl on the needle. MATERIALS & Tools Cost of class *includes* download code for the pattern. You do not need to pay for the pattern separately. If you have already purchased the pattern, send me an email and I will create a discount code. You do *not* need a sewing machine for this project. Zippers do best when handsewn into knits. Fingering weight yarn in 5 colors: Main color: 180 yds / 165 m Contrasting color 1: 15 yds / 15 m Contrasting color 2: 15 yds / 15 m Contrasting color 3: 40 yds / 35 m Contrasting color 4: 15 yds / 15 m 7" non-separating zipper Tailor's chalk or disappearing ink pen Sewing needle and thread Swivel and D-ring Safety pin and office tape Tapestry needle Crochet hook, 2.5 mm Blocking mat, pins, ruler, etc. Optional, for lining: 1/4 yard cotton fabric & matching thread. Needles Size A: US size 3 / 3.25 mm needle, or as needed to obtain gauge. Size B: US size 2/ 2.75 mm, or one size smaller than A, circular needle at least 24” / 60 cm. When closing the sides, you will need another size B needle, which can be straight or circular. Size C: US size 1 / 2.25 mm needle, or two sizes smaller than size A. Size D: US size 0 / 2 mm double-pointed needles (four), or three sizes smaller than size A. These are used only for the Strap.
To cancel or reschedule, please contact me 24 hours before the class.
4607 Library Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15234, USA