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CraftJam Academy: Beginner Knitting with Designer Alexi Tavel

Manhattan, NY , United States

About Your Host

If you’re in the mood for DIY, looking to take up a new hobby, or just want an excuse to get out of your apartment and do something fun and stress-free, CraftJam is the place for you! Here at CraftJam, we have literally made it our business to provide real-world workshops where anyone can make and create cool DIY projects in an upbeat and social setting. We know first-hand how therapeutic jewelry making can be after a long work day, and how friendships blossom over yarn, wine and conversation. Not sure you’re the creative type? Don’t worry about it! Whether you join us on your own or bring a plus-one (or five), we invite people of all skill-levels to come create with us! This is a great opportunity to give your brain a break from city life and let your imagination run wild!

What we’ll do

Join our brand new Beginner Knitting Workshop series. In 3 sessions knitwear designer Alexi Tavel will introduce you to the basics of knitting and guide you through your first knitting project, a knitted scarf or cowl. Through in-class demonstrations and weekly home assignments, you’ll learn the basics of knitting giving you the ability to follow thousands of existing patterns and maybe even design some of your own. Students will learn the foundations of knitting – casting on, knitting, purling, simple stitch patterns, binding off and seaming – and will learn how to apply these skills to a variety of garments and accessories. Students are able to complete endless projects on their own after taking this class. The curriculum: 1st week – Introduction to knitting Brief history and modern application of knitting Reading a pattern Casting on The knit stitch How to fix a dropped stitch Homework: Continue knitting your project at home 2nd week – Continue and Finishing First Knitting Project Review previous week and work Binding off Mattress stitch seam Weaving in ends 3rd week – Review and And New Skills Finding patterns online Reading different patterns Different Cast-ons The purl stitch, rib stitch, and seed stitch Resources for further education This class is beginner-friendly; no experience necessary! We will have all the supplies and materials ready for you, including yarn and knitting needles. Also, we are BYOB friendly, so bring a drink of your choice. The workshop will happen in 3 session over the span of 3 weeks. Choose your workshop by the start date. Please see all workshop dates below: Dates for workshop series starting November 30th: 11/30, 12/7, 12/14 Dates for workshop series starting January 17th: 1/17, 1/24, 1/31 Dates for workshop series starting February 9th: 2/9, 2/16, 2/23 Alexi Tavel is a talented knitwear designer with a modern approach to a timeless art form. Her company Two of Wands is known for its trendy knitwear pieces that you can either purchase ready made or as a pattern to make yourself. She has also collaborated with big brands such as Lion Brand and DMC.



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