Homework, Materials, and Classes

Today is the last day of continuing education for me and that means SSK is 6 weeks away!  Classes have been updated (with the exception of people who have gotten in since last Wednesday). If you have any question or would like to change your class selection, please email Laura and she’ll take care of you.

Now that you know what classes you are in, here are the homework and materials needed for each class:

Gale Zucker’s Photography classes both require the same equipment.  Students should bring a digital camera (point & shoot or DSLR )  memory media (an sd card or whatever is needed for the camera to record images on) freshly charged batteries and spare batteries, and their camera manual.  They should review the manual before class so they know how  to turn the flash off, how  to change exposure settings and what the symbols mean on their settings. They should also bring a finished project and some yarn or fiber that they want to work on photographing.

For Jacey Bogg’s Back to the Draft Class, we are providing the fiber.  You will need to bring a wheel or borrow one from us (let us know if anything with your wheel status changes, so we can plan accordingly) and a lazy kate.

For Jacey’s Big Spinning Class, we will be providing most of the fiber, but you will need to bring 2-4 oz of additional fiber, a wheel or borrow one from us (let us know if anything with your wheel status changes, so we can plan accordingly) and a lazy kate.

For Susan B. Anderson’s Fair-Isle Hat Class, you will need to bring stitch markers, tape measure, tapestry needle, scissors, and yarn:  worsted weight, preferably wool (a few suggestions: Quince & Co., Shelter, Cascade 220, Brown Sheep)

150 yards of a Main Color (MC)

100 yards of a Contrast Color (CC)

(You can bring several contrast colors if you want a more colorful hat)

Needles: US size 7 sixteen-inch circular needles OR size to obtain gauge and the same size set of 4 double-pointed needles

Gauge: 5 sts per inch in stockinette stitch

Homework for the Fair-Isle Hat Workshop

Select the size hat you would like to work on during class: 0-6 months (6-12 months, 1-2 years, child, small adult, medium adult, large adult). 13 (14, 16, 18, 20, 22) inches in circumference. When selecting a size, I prefer my hats to have 1-2 inches of negative ease so they fit snugly on the head but this is up to you and your preference.

Come to class with 64 (72, 80, 88, 96, 104, 112) stitches cast on with your main color yarn on the 16-inch circular needles. You should be ready to join to begin working in the round. Note: The smaller the hat size the farther you will get on your hat during class if that matters to you!

For Susan B. Anderson’s Baby Cardigan Class, you will need to bring scissors, a yarn needle, waste yarn, tape measure, waste yarn, 4 stitch markers, and yarn: worsted weight, 300 yards for the 2 smallest sizes, 400 yards for the largest size*Samples knit in Quince & Co. Lark (100% American wool; 50 grams/134 yards), 2 skeins for sizes 0 to 12 months, 3 skeins for 1 to 2 years

Needles: US size 7 (4.5mm), 24-inch circular needles, set of 4 double-pointed needles or size to obtain gauge

Gauge: 5 stitches per inch in stockinette stitch, 7 rows per inch in stockinette stitch

Note: If you are planning on making the Tiny Sweater/Cardigan Ornament-size or the Doll-size cardigan you will only need a small amount of worsted weight yarn and double-pointed needles sized to get 5 stitches per inch in stockinette stitch.

For Amy Christoffer’s How to Mod Class, you will need to bring notebooks paper (graph paper is recommended,  but not required), a pencil or two, a calculator, a tape measure, and if you have a specific pattern that you would like to mod as a reference (optional).

For Amy Christoffer’s Finishing Class, you will need to bring notebook paper (graph paper is recommended, but not required) a pencil or two, a calculator, and a tape measure.  You will also need:

2 identical Swatches: washes and blocked. At least 6″x6″ (bigger is fine), knit in stockinette stitch (No edging, just plain old curls-up-at-the-edge St st) knit in a smooth yarn with a gauge of 4-5 stitches per inch. Bigger swatches are fine but not smaller. Smooth yarn means something easy to work with with clearly defined stitches, fiber content does not matter but no eyelash yarns or anything too sticky (hard to unravel), slippery (too easy to unravel) or busy (we want easy to read stitches).

The yarn used to knit the swatches (enough for seaming waste yarn and to add a button bands and edging to the swatches) and at least 2 sets of needles (the size used to knit the swatch and a size or 2 smaller, if possible more is better) and a tapestry needle.