Knitting designer, teacher, and fiber artist Daniel Yuhas will teach at Loop for the first time on Monday and Tuesday, October 15 and 16.
Daniel learned to knit in college nearly 20 years ago and has been designing and teaching for the last several years. He publishes a line of knitting patterns under the name Super Fun Knits and has had several designs published in pattern collections. His first book, Knitting from the Center Out: An Introduction to Revolutionary Knitting with 28 Modern Projects will be released by STC Craft | Melanie Falick Books later this fall.
I believe that knitting is fundamentally good for the universe – every stitch we knit is an act of creativity, and I love it when my role as a teacher is to encourage that spark of creativity in my students. – Daniel Yuhas
Daniel’s teaching two workshops – we hope you can join us for one or both!
$52 – Monday, October 15 from 6 to 9pm
Mary Thomas’s Knitting Book contains a fascinating photograph of over 20 ornate baby bonnets, each knit from the center out. This baby cap project and workshop is my homage to those antique examples, and a variation on the first pattern that sparked my obsession with Revolutionary Knitting, a spark I hope to light in each of you!
In this workshop we’ll learn the basics of Knitting from the Center Out, aka Revolutionary Knitting, while making an adorable baby cap. We’ll cover I-cord, the Magic Loop method, the basics of center-out knitting, and simple lacemaking all in one go.
Materials: Smooth yarn in a light color that will give you a gauge of 5 stitches to the inch. A circular needle at least 30 inches long, of size needed to obtain gauge.
Specific Skills: Knit, purl, yarn-overs, and decreases. We’ll cover the rest in class.
Homework: Know your gauge. You should have a gauge of 5 stitches to the inch with your chosen yarn and needles.
This is a “Project” class. You will be well on your way to finishing your Cap within class time. The project works with any yarn and needle combination with a gauge of 5 stitches to the inch.
Design Your Own Pi Shawl
$52 – Tuesday, October 16, from 6 to 9pm
The Pi Shawl is a great project for exploring center-out and lace knitting. Described by its inventor Elizabeth Zimmerman as having “absolutely no pattern,” the simple shaping of the pi shawl makes it supremely easy to customize your garment as you go to your heart’s delight.
In this workshop, we’ll learn the architecture of the Pi Shawl, and pick out a lace pattern or two, then cast on and get knitting. We’ll learn the disappearing loop cast-on technique and magic loop method for working in the round. Class handouts will include several examples of lace patterns that work well with the Pi Shawl’s geometry, and you’ll also learn how to modify a lace repeat to suit your needs.
Materials: A complete shawl will use approximately 800 yards of sock/fingering weight yarn — wool recommended. One set of US6/4mm or US7/4.5mm circular needles, 34” or longer. Stitch Markers. Post-it notes. A pencil and eraser.
Specific Skills: You should be familiar with working charted knitting patterns.
This is a “Project Starter” class. You’ll begin a large project using a substantial amount of yarn.
Reserve your space!
Call us at 215-893-9939 or stop in the shop to register for Daniel’s classes. Please note that class fees are non-refundable.