Berlin Knits 2015 Workshops

May 16 & 17

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Join me and your favourite knitters, designers, and dyers for a fun weekend in Berlin with LOADS of interesting classes, all the yarn a knitter could want, and more.

I’ll be teaching Ziggurat classes on Saturday (morning session) & Sunday (morning session).

You can book your classes here.

There is also information available in the Berlin Knits Ravelry Group and on Facebook.

Saturday 16 May,  10:00 – 13:00: Basic Ziggurat
Sunday 17 May, 10:00 – 13:00: Advanced Ziggurat

We’ll have a good time together while learning hands-on how to master the simple and elegant top-down, seamless Ziggurat method.
You will knit up a mini Simple Ziggurat or the beginning of a Tricsi (at least to the separation of sleeves and body) –  a (one-size) workshop pattern is provided in the class.

You will learn:

  • The basic Zigging steps
  • Some tricks for picking up cap and shoulder stitches to create neat, seamlike edges
  • Why the pick up & purl is really a pick up & knit
  • The Perfect Neckline Cast On
  • How to read the Helpful Table
  • How to make size adjustments
  • The beauty of non-cut, no-seam, all-in-one top-down knitting

After the class you will be ready to knit a full-size version for yourself – or for some very deserving person.

MATERIALS to bring

  • 1 ball DK-weight yarn
  • 4 mm circular needle (80– 100 cm)
  • 5 stitch markers
  • Sunday class (advanced): an additional circular needle (smaller and shorter)

A NOTE on the yarn:

  • It’s good if your yarn is smooth – not fussy
  • A light or bright colour so it’s easy to see the stitches
  • Solid or semisolid

If you wish to finish your mini Simple Ziggurat later, you’ll need approx 100 g MC and 50 g CC
For a mini Tric(si) you need 150 g of one colour.


See you there!