Michele Wang and Julie Hoover are two very talented knitwear designers with two very beautiful and distinctive styles. They self-publish their designs and, along with Veronik Avery and Jared Flood, are part of the 4-member Brooklyn Tweed Design Team.
If you don’t recognize their names, you’ll certainly recognize their work – click here to see Julie’s and here for Michele’s. And now you’ll have a chance to know them even better when they join us on October 12 & 13, 2013. Get ready for a wooly and wonderful weekend!
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 12
Meet + Greet
11am to 12pm
Kick off the weekend by joining us in welcoming Julie and Michele to Loop. See and feel garments and accessories they’ve designed and chat with them about their work.
Tubular cast ons and bind offs give your knitting clean, elastic, and matching ends. They’re perfect for scarves and wraps, cuffs on socks and hats, neck and waist bands. In this class, you’ll learn tubular cast ons and bind offs for 1×1 and 2×2 rib worked flat and in the round.
Supplies: Light colored fingering or sport weight yarn, straight and 16-inch circular needles in the recommended size for your yarn and one size smaller, a blunt tapestry needle, and cotton or linen waste yarn in the same gauge as your working yarn.
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 13
Inside the Designers’ Studio
11am to 12pm
Ever wonder what’s it’s like to work as a professional knitwear designer? Julie and Michele will discuss their experience working as independent designers and as part of the Brooklyn Tweed Design Team. Topics include where they find inspiration and their creative process.
Introduction to Chart Reading with Michele Wang
1 to 5pm
Knitting charts don’t have to be intimidating anymore. Learn how to read a knitting chart and decipher knitting symbols while creating Topiary, a beautiful lace and cable scarf or wrap. The ability to read this visual and graphic method of depicting stitch patterns will become an indispensable tool for you and will open up your world of knitting.
During this one day workshop, we’ll learn how to knit a versatile scarf or wrap – the perfect companion to your fall wardrobe! This class is ideal for advanced beginner and intermediate knitters.
Supplies: Topiary pattern and 3 (6, 8) skeins of Shelter or approx. 375 (725, 1050) yards of worsted weight wool yarn to make scarf (medium wrap, large wrap), needles to obtain gauge and one size smaller.
Homework: Cast on for desired size and work ribbing. Class will begin with the first row of the charted pattern.
Call us at 215-893-9939 or stop in today to register! Seating is limited and filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Full payment is required to hold your space. Refunds will only be issued if the class is canceled.
Hope you’ll join us!