Intarsia or "picture knitting" is a technique used to create basic shapes or complex pictures in a knitted piece. Intarsia knitting patterns can utilize one or many colors for a given design. Intarsia knit designs are generally free-form and each area of color is worked from an individual ball yarn.
I will teach you how to create your own design or interpret pattern instructions. Ultimately, you will be able to create a sweater or blanket, hat, scarf – whatever you want, and I will instruct you on how to properly and professionally finish your garment.
I give lessons on both hand knitting as well as machine knitting. I work primarily on Brother and Knitking machines. With a machine knit garment, once the machine is mastered, you can produce a child's sweater in about one to two hours depending on the complexity; hand finishing will take longer than the machine knitting. A completely hand knit sweater will take the longest to complete. I expect my students to practice on their own between sessions.
Lessons will be held at the student's residence only. I can travel to any of the five boroughs, by subway. When booking, in the 'Location' section, you must click 'change location' and enter your address. I will not accept bookings at the default address.
Sessions can be purchased as 1 to 2 hour lessons.
What you'll need:
- No prior experience in knitting is necessary!
- Your own yarn: yarn quality and color choices are largely personal and will vary from piece to piece. I will bring some sample yarn to begin with and can advise you as the best type of yarn for your desired project
- Your own set of needles for hand knitting: I can lend you some for the duration of the lesson, however, you'll need your own set to continue practicing and to finish your project. This article will help you choose the right knitting needles
- Your own knitting machine for machine knitting: Due to its size, I cannot travel with my machine