Once you’ve taken Knit 1, 2, and 3 you’ve learned quite a bit about knitting. You know how to: cast on, bind off, knit, purl, knit 2 together, slip slip knit, weave in yarn ends. You’ve used straight needles, circular needles, and double pointed needles. And your list of FO’s (that’s Finished Objects) is growing.
Where you go from here is up to you. In Knit 4, you can pick a project and work on it at your own pace. You’ll have the guidance of one of our instructors, and the company of other beginner knitters like you.
While there are many projects you could make – and we’re happy to help you find the right one – here are a few suggestions. Please choose your project and materials prior to the first class.
Each of these 5 scarves uses a classic stitch pattern: garter, seed stitch, 2×2 rib, mistake rib, basket weave. They are a perennial winter favorite because they are fun to knit and make a cozy, textured scarf.
The Arranmore Cowl uses seed stitch for a textured infinity scarf. It’s knit entirely in the round on a circular needle.
Amaro Mitts are cozy hand warmers sized for adult men and women. They’re knit entirely on double pointed needles and use increases to form the thumb gusset.
Boneyard is a triangular shawl with garter ridges on a stockinette field. It’s knit flat using a circular needle with a long cord. It’s a great project for learning the very popular top down shawl structure.
South Street Pullover
The South Street Pullover is sized for babies and kids up to 12 years of age. It’s knit entirely in the round using circular and double pointed needles. This is our most challenging suggestion. You’ll use the skills you have and learn a few new ones too. It’s a great project for learning the top down structure, especially if you plan to knit one for yourself!
Again, these are just a few of the many things you can knit with your newly-acquired skills. Feel free to discuss other options with us. See you in class!