Mon., Jun. 15 | Boomerang at Home - Online Experience

Knitting: Casting On and The Knit Stitch (1/2)

Are you currently spending a lot of time at Home? Are you looking for ways to stay active? We've got just what you need with Boomerang at Home! Join us for part 1 of 2 of our beginner knitting series.
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Knitting: Casting On and The Knit Stitch (1/2)

Time & Location

Jun. 15, 2020, 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. EDT
Boomerang at Home - Online Experience

About the Workshop

Looking to use your isolation time to get creative? Learning to knit will provide you with a skill that will give exponential rewards - from making gifts for friends; making yourself knitted items; charity knits to benefit others - and including a sense of mindfulness as you learn and enjoy peaceful knitting time.

Part 1: 

Knitting is comprised of two stitches, knit and purl. Everything else you see that is knitted is constructed from how these two stitches are put together. Our first workshop will teach the basics of how to start (cast-on) your project and how to do the KNIT stitch. For your first project, we suggest a knitted dishcloth. You will gain practice on the knit stitch and have a useful project at the completion. Homework will be required to complete the project.

Experience level: Beginner

Materials you will need (we cannot provide these):

  • 1 ball of crafting cotton (Sudz is recommended)
  • 1 set of 5mm needles (wooden can be easier for beginners)

Your local arts & crafts, knitting & crochet stores should have these available. If you're in Toronto, we encourage you to order from our partner and the host's store, Spin Me a Yarn, for curbside pick-up or neighbourhood delivery.

About our Host:

Spin Me a Yarn is a local knitting shop in Etobicoke. "Crafting has been my comfort; my social base; my connection to home," writes founder Treena Evans. Come experience a bit of that social connection and comfort at this intimate online workshop series, led by the very capable Treena! 

Accessibility Level: Easy. This workshop can be accessed online through our Boomerang at Home online feature. This is a video conference experience that can be accessed via Mobile, iPad, and Computer devices. 

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