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No Sew Zipper Workshop with Ann Weaver: SA Aug 5, 10 am - noon

No Sew Zipper Workshop with Ann Weaver: SA Aug 5, 10 am - noon

$50.00
4 Available

Description

In this workshop, led by local knitwear designer Ann Weaver, you’ll learn everything you need to know to install zippers into sweaters by installing a 6-inch zipper to join two swatches — with NO SEWING!

We’ll use a Knit Picker tool to pick up stitches along our zippers and join these zippers to our knitting.

Skills needed:
Picking up stitches

Techniques covered:
Picking up stitches on a zipper using a Knit Picker; joining zipper stitches to the edge of a project

Materials needed:

  • Fingering weight yarn in any color for picking up stitches along the zipper. I recommend a strong, plied, wool sock yarn in a light color.

  • Worsted weight yarn (the yarn used for the swatches or another color)

  • Ruler at least 6 inches long

  • Fine-point gel pen or marker

  • I’ll provide Knit Picker tools, zippers, ribbon, and thread!


Optional materials:
If you have a sweater in which you’d like to install a zipper, feel free to bring it and an appropriate zipper. Choose a separating zipper in the size closest to the length of your front edging; choose the size under the actual length. Even better, you can order a customized zipper from Zipperstop: http://www.zipperstop.com. Customizing the length is only $1 extra!

Homework:
Knit two Stockinette stitch swatches, approximately 6 inches by 6 inches, in worsted weight yarn. I recommend using a light color. Wet block them, pinning the edges flat to prevent rolling.

About Ann Weaver


Ann Weaver has created things her whole life. She learned to knit when she was seven, learned to read a pattern at 22, and started sharing her designs though various forms of publication in 2007.

Since graduating from New York University with majors in Art and English, Ann has worked as a deli associate, Harvard graduate student in Assyriology, Macy’s cosmetics counter manager, teaching fellow, assistant curator, state bureaucrat, temp, Akkadian instructor, medical secretary, assistant office manager, barback, commercial bread baker, and copy editor, among other things. She is always looking for a new adventure.

Ann’s design work reflects this quest for adventure; while retaining a clean, wearable aesthetic, Weaverknits designs experiment with asymmetry, unusual color and yarn combinations, and androgyny. In the past three years, Ann’s designs have been featured in online and print magazines and books like knitty.com, Interweave Knits, Knitscene, and Brave New Knits, and are also available as individual patterns. Craft Work Knit is her first self-published collection of patterns, inspired by 1970s punk style, Josef Albers, athletic uniforms, and, of course, her family, friends, and the practical garments she wears to work every day.

Class fees are not refundable unless the class is canceled by the shop. If cancellation is made outside of 72 hours of class start time, you will be provided with a store credit for use for any future purchase with the shop. Unless otherwise indicated, our classes are for adults only. Your registration is valid for the dates listed in the description and may not be transferred to other class dates.

We offer a full refund within 30 days on any full priced yarn, bag or clothing item in original condition with receipt. Wound yarn or yarn smelling of smoke or containing pet hair may not be returned. Unfortunately, there are no returns on gift cards, needles, notions, books, patterns or discounted yarns.