In this workshop, led by local knitwear designer Ann Weaver, you’ll learn everything you need to know to install zippers into sweaters by installing a 6-inch zipper to join two swatches — with NO SEWING! We’ll use a Knit Picker tool to pick up stitches along our zippers and join these zippers to our knitting.
Skills needed: Picking up stitches
Techniques covered: Picking up stitches on a zipper using a Knit Picker; joining zipper stitches to the edge of a project
Optional materials: If you have a sweater in which you’d like to install a zipper, feel free to bring it and an appropriate zipper. Choose a separating zipper in the size closest to the length of your front edging; choose the size under the actual length. Even better, you can order a customized zipper from Zipperstop. Customizing the length is only $1 extra!
Homework: Knit two Stockinette stitch swatches, approximately 6 inches by 6 inches, in worsted weight yarn. I recommend using a light color. Wet block them, pinning the edges flat to prevent rolling.
Ann Weaver sees knitting patterns in container ships, Tom Waits lyrics, Moby-Dick, classic cocktails, and the work of artists like Josef Albers and Mark Rothko. When she is not traveling to teach knitting workshops, Ann lives in Baltimore, where she works as a freelance editor and writer. You can follow Ann on Instagram and find her designs Ravelry, where her username is weaverknits.
Monday - Wednesday,
10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
10 a.m. - 9 p.m.
12 p.m. – 6 p.m.