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Knit Lit

Knit Lit

Linda Greider

Four Wednesdays:
Jan. 16, Jan. 23, Jan. 30, Feb. 6, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Price: $100 ($90 members)

Knitting Nature, Norah Gaughan
Woolly Thoughts, Pat Ashforth and Steve Plummer

Suggested Books:
The Knitter's Companion, Vicky Square



Sunflowers and snail shells? Turtles’ backs and sand dollars? Nature’s designs show up again and again in all kinds of places, including the most pleasing knitting patterns. Using Knitting Nature, a book by well-known knitwear designer Norah Gaughan, we’ll study some of these patterns and learn to design our own. And we’ll use the insights of two British math teachers, whose work is known collectively as Woolly Thoughts, to knit simple but gorgeous garments, afghans and pillow covers based largely on squares or triangles.

One hour of each two-hour class will be devoted to pattern study and development, and the other to instruction and discussion of knitting techniques. We’ll emphasize short rows, picking up stitches, increasing and decreasing and two-color fair isle knitting. For the latter, we’ll be joined by an expert who will instruct us on techniques of this ancient art. This course is suitable for all knitting levels, including beginner.



Linda Greider has written about knitting and many other subjects for Washingtonian Magazine, The Washington Post and AARP. She knits everywhere she goes, but she lives in Washington DC.

Promotional Period: 
Jan 16 2013 - Feb 6 2013

ISBN-13: 9780486460840
Availability: Not currently in the store – Usually ships in 1-5 days
Published: Dover Publications, 8/2007

ISBN-13: 9781584799689
Availability: Not currently in the store – Usually ships in 1-5 days
Published: Stewart, Tabori and Chang, 3/2012