Add embroidery to your knitting! Learn how to add extra charm to a simple knitted project. The techniques learned can also be applied to any of your knits. Make your holiday gifts unique and personalized. You could add flowers to the corner of your knitted baby blanket, the back of your fingerless mitts, the bottom of a scarf, the side of a hat or the bottom of a sweater. You are welcome to bring along any yarns, perhaps odds and ends from finished projects, to use on your piece. We have a suggested pattern for a fingerless mitt with the perfect stockinette surface for your wooly embroidery. You will learn 5 different embroidery stitches.
Time: One 2-hour class
Level 2 Angora: ready to add to your staple skills, have been practicing knitting and purling or chaining and ready to read a pattern
Skills you need:
- Knit and purl
- Cast on, bind off
Skills you will learn:
- A variety of embroidery stitches!
- How to chart out a simple design
- Which yarns give you the result you’re looking for
- 100 yards Worsted weight yarn
- Fingering stash yarn, including variegated yarns or our silk floss
- US 7 needle (straight or circular)
- Tapestry needle (included in the class)
- Knit a worsted weight swatch in stockinette stitch (knit on one side, purl on the other). Cast on 25 stitches and knit 25 rows. Block your swatch.
- OR Also go ahead and knit up one of your fingerless mitts to embroider on
Debby Miller has been a fiber enthusiast since age 6 when her grandmother gave her a cross stitch scarf to embroider. When she was a teenager her aunt taught her to crochet and knit. She enjoys crafting gifts and learning new knitting skills as a way to keep her mind and fingers nimble.