Once you've mastered the beginner knitting techniques, make your next project amazing with cable knitting. Make your own cabled headband/earwarmer in this class, using your newly acquired cabling skills. These same cables are used in sweaters, socks, and scarves. We will cover how to make left-leaning & right-leaning cables, as well as how to figure the proper number of stitches to cast on when incorporating a cable pattern into a piece. Registration required two weeks prior to class.
Taught by Rusti Barger
All materials provided. Includes:
• Knitting needles
• Yarn for project
• Knitting Essentials kit (includes special needle for cable knitting)
• Project pattern
• Written instructions for all techniques covered in class
• List of continued learning resources
• Stretchy cast-on (especially good for socks, headbands, & sweaters)
• Balancing Cables
• Left & Right Cables
• Reading cable charts
• Figuring multiples of pattern repeats for cables
• Seaming knitted pieces
Required skills: Students must be comfortable with a basic cast-on & bind-off, as well as have a mastery of the knit stitch and purl stitch. This class will not cover these techniques, but will build on them as the foundation of more advanced knitting.
Rusti Barger is a lifelong Arkansan and avid fiber artist. She began her fiber arts journey 12 years ago when she taught herself to crochet and knit in the tradition of her Irish great-grandmother. Desiring to further broaden her textile skills, she accepted an apprenticeship in the Spinning and Weaving Shop at the Ozark Folk Center State Park in 2013, where she learned spinning, weaving, and the propagation and use of natural dyestuffs. In 2015 she began teaching workshops in weaving, knitting, and crocheting and continues to teach these workshops around the state.
Rusti and her spinning wheels have participated twice in the Mountain View Folk Festival Parade in ensemble floats which have placed with top honors. She has been featured in international media for her unique and engaging style of craft interpretation. Rusti’s true passion are her children. She has spent her life teaching them practical, hands-on skills, and in the process she discovered within herself a love of teaching and a passion to impart skills to any and all who would learn.