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I have a Masters in Crafts Education! I love to teach people new skills. I hail from Western NC, but I moved to Brooklyn in late 2011 and taught classes all over the city in knitting, dyeing, batik, ...
I have a Masters in Crafts Education! I love to teach people new skills. I hail from Western NC, but I moved to Brooklyn in late 2011 and taught classes all over the city in knitting, dyeing, batik, candlemaking, block printing, and more. I’m a crafts teacher, glass artist, fledgling designer, and aspiring acro yogi. Now I live and work on a beautiful piece of land outside Asheville, NC, teaching crafts and music and dance and gardening to high schoolers.
While living in Williamsburg, VA I worked part time at my LYS and part time as the arts teacher at a local Montessori school. I will sometimes moonlight as the head of the crafts programs during the summer at an overnight summer camp. For six months, I lived and created a great body of craft work at the John C. Campbell Folk School in Brasstown, NC (while working as a student host). I was also one of the organizers of the Brooklyn Contra dance, and have been active in social dance scenes for more than a decade now.
I like colorwork, cables, cardigans, EZ, silk/wool blends, and autumn colors. And purple-blues. And lists.
Here's a super quick, easier-than-sleeping pattern designed especially for brand new knitters! Knit flat and seamed, with no particular fussiness about gauge, you can make these longer or shorter depending on how many stitches you cast on (two sizes are given in pattern, but please feel free to adjust and play). Samples were knit in Lamb's Pride Bulky, which works up super squishy and warm due to the 15% mohair-- but try any bulky weight yarn or hold some of your softest worsted double.
Great stash buster-- throw in some stripes!
approximately 3 sts = 1inch, but it hardly matters.
75 yards of Bulky weight