Eyeing colorwork cardigan patterns? Tired of working purl rows on Stockinette cardigans? Afraid to cut your knitting? Overcome your fear with NO RISK!
In this workshop led by designer Ann Weaver, we’ll steek old or thrifted sweaters (bring your own or purchase a thrifted one). You don’t have to knit anything in preparation! You’ll work through all the steps of steeking a sweater, and you’ll be ready — and excited — to steek your own work.
We’ll be doing crocheted steeks on our sweaters, but Ann also will discuss hand- and machine-sewn steeks, and she’ll demonstrate hand sewing a steek.
What you’ll learn:
This class is rated “rockin'”: You must know how to knit and purl, have experience increasing and decreasing /or working in the round, as well as experience picking up stitches.
This list might seem overwhelming — don’t stress out! You can get everything you need for this workshop at fibre space on the day of the workshop. Ann will have sweaters, and fibre space will have yarn, needles and crochet hooks for the steek and buttonband.
(All photos courtesy Ann Weaver.)
Ann Weaver has created things her whole life. She learned to knit when she was seven, learned to read a pattern at 22, and started sharing her designs though various forms of publication in 2007.
Since graduating from New York University with majors in Art and English, Ann has worked as a deli associate, Harvard graduate student in Assyriology, Macy’s cosmetics counter manager, teaching fellow, assistant curator, state bureaucrat, temp, Akkadian instructor, medical secretary, assistant office manager, barback, commercial bread baker, and copy editor, among other things. She is always looking for a new adventure.
Ann’s design work reflects this quest for adventure; while retaining a clean, wearable aesthetic, Weaverknits designs experiment with asymmetry, unusual color and yarn combinations, and androgyny. In the past three years, Ann’s designs have been featured in online and print magazines and books like knitty.com, Interweave Knits, Knitscene, and Brave New Knits, and are also available as individual patterns. Craft Work Knit is her first self-published collection of patterns, inspired by 1970s punk style, Josef Albers, athletic uniforms, and, of course, her family, friends, and the practical garments she wears to work every day.
Monday - Friday:
11 a.m. – 8 p.m.
10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
12 p.m. – 6 p.m.