Our May meeting featured a talk from Susanna Hansson about the History of Norwegian hand knitting. This is a copy of the handout from her presentation - Handout
Yarnover has its own market! Yarn shops and ranchers will be all together in one place and selling fiber goodness!
Where to find the Yarnover Market:
On Friday, April 27th at 6 p.m., we will be hosting a Meet and Dine with the Yarnover instructors at the Doubletree Hotel Minneapolis Park Place, 1500 Park Place Blvd., Minneapolis.
We still have space available for you to join us at the Midwest Buffet dinner. Cost is $50 per person.
Why Block Your Knitting?
Tools for the DiY Knitter: To Block or Not to Block… by Jessica Fenlon Thomas
Benefits of Blocking Knitting by Monica of KeepOnKnitting.com
How to Block Your Knitting
Techniques with Theresa: Welcome to Blocking, Part 1 by Theresa Vinson Stenersen
Introduction to blocking whole garments
Techniques with Theresa: Blocking, Part 2 by Theresa Vinson Stenersen
Excellent introduction to blocking lace
Techniques with Theresa: Blocking, Part 3 by Theresa Vinson Stenersen
How to block knit pieces in preparation for seaming
Why Block Hand Knits? Here’s Why (and How)! by TECHKNITTER
Overview of how to wet block finished garments
Your Steam Iron: A Mighty Weapon in the Fight Against Curling and Flipping by TECHKNITTER
My Sock Blockers by Kris Carlson
Tutorial on making sock blockers out of placemats
Inexpensive and Easy Sock Blockers by Mary of KnittingZone.com
Tutorial on making sock blockers out of clothes hangers
Video Demonstrations of Blocking
Blocking a finished sweater using wet blocking, steam blocking and spray blocking techniques
Steam blocking a gauge swatch (or afghan square)
Wet blocking a gauge swatch (or afghan square)
Wet blocking sleeve pieces using pins
Spray blocking garment pieces using blocking wires – close ups of how to insert wires into knitting
Blocking a lace scarf using blocking wires
Blocking a lace square using blocking wires and a circle with pins
Blocking a large, round lace shawl using pins
Blocking a leaf-edge scarf using pins
Ragga is here, all the way from Iceland! Ragga brings her high-energy approach to a traditional craft and reinvention of Tunisian crochet! Check out Ragga's classes!
Continuing her national tour, Susanna Hansson is teaching two of her most popular classes! Check out Susanna Hansson's classes!
The Sensational Sivia Harding brings moebius mania and beaded bliss! Check out Sivia Harding's classes!
Come one, come all! General Registration for Yarnover opens Wednesday, January 25th, for everyone!
Registration will stay open until April 21st, but classes are filling fast!
Here's how to get ready:
Starting January 25th, when general registration opens:
Hope to see you at Yarnover!
Get the most out of your love of knitting! Membership benefits include pre-registration for Yarnover, a subscription to our quarterly Cable Gram, organized public service projects and camaraderie with fellow knitters. Annual dues are $30.