We’re absolutely thrilled to announce that Ann Budd, renowned author, designer, and teacher will be visiting Portland – and her first stop is Twisted! Ann is a rockstar knitter. She’s worked for Interweave Press, published patterns in collaboration with Knitting Daily and Quince & Co., and taught knitting classes around the world. And to top it off, Ann is simply one of the nicest folks you’ll even meet.
We’ll have oodles of her books on hand, so you can purchase your favorite before class and get it autographed. Or of course, grab your favorite off your bookshelf!
We have two inspiring, innovative classes lined up for Friday, November 6th!
Friday, November 6th from 2pm-5pm
Shadow knitting is an ingenious knitting method which creates patterns that appear as simple stripes at some angles and as distinct motifs when viewed at other angles. Cool, right? Also called Japanese fine knitting and optical knitting, shadow knitting is the term introduced by Vivian Høxbro to describe this clever technique. Purl ridges define a pattern on a two-color striped stockinette-stitch background. The right-side ridges cast a “shadow” pattern that comes and goes depending on the angle at which it is viewed. When seen straight on, the fabric resembles simple two-row stripes. When observed at an angle, the garter ridges predominate and a different pattern is visible. Learn this ingenious technique with Ann’s guidance and unlock the possibilities!
Friday, November 6 from 6pm-9pm
Every knitter should understand the basics of knitwear design, even if you never intend to write a pattern. Why? Knitwear designers use gauge and body measurements to create the perfect fit in a sweater, hat, or other knitted piece.
In this workshop, you’ll learn the magical formulas that will allow you design your own garments AND adjust existing ones with ease! No more puzzling over how to increase or decrease evenly in a single row or gradually over many rows—you’ll have the answers in moments! You’ll also learn valuable tips and trick that simplify the knitting and finishing process.
For more information about these and all of our fabulous classes, or to enroll, visit us online, give us a call (503 922 1150), or drop in and see us!