Learn to knit and complete a cowl.
Lets face it, most of us may be able to knit a long unfinished string of stitches, but does that really count as knitting? Turn those stitches into britches (or a cowl)! Through this course “Knitting a Cowl”, students will learn basic knitting terms and skills through completing a finished cowl – that can actually be worn!
Students will be instructed in the English form of knitting and topics will include correct tool use, terms, knitting in the round vs knitting flat, ribbing, place marking, types of yarn, pattern reading and more. Students will have the opportunity to practice purl and knit stitches, casting on and binding before moving on to working from a pattern. This course is perfect for beginners, but all levels welcome – correct some bad habits, get questions answered or just come for the fun, camaraderie and coffee!
This course takes place Saturday January 19th, 10-1pm, at The Hive located inside the Hannah Grimes Center as 25 Roxbury Street in Keene, NH. Students should bring their own worsted weight yarn rolled into a ball or cake (look for a natural fiber yarn). Cost of this course is $30.00
From our instructor for this course, Amanda Barcenas, who runs Prado de Lana Sheep Farm in Dublin NH:
“Prado de Lana (translation Wool Meadow) is a family run sheep farm specializing in wool products from our Romney, Lincoln Longwool, and CVM/Romeldale sheep. We are the Barcenas family – Amanda, Alberto, Sammy, and Noelia. Agriculture and sustainable living have always been something of importance to us. From our organic garden to our free – range chickens, sheep were the perfect livestock for our family. Not only would this be an awesome business adventure for us, but it would create unforgettable memories and learning opportunities for our children. All of our sheep are grass fed on lush pastures right in the heart of the Monadnock Region of New Hampshire. We plan to add other species of heritage and rare breeds to our farm, as well. “