Ol’ North State Knitting Guild presents:
Margaret Fisher, a knitwear designer and instructor.
Margaret is a TKGA (The Knitting Guild Association) Master Knitter
and teaches knitting and crochet workshops throughout the United
States. She also designs sweaters, knitted garments and accessories
and is the author of numerous books.
November 12-14, 2011!
Location: Craft Center at NC State University
Check our website or Ravelry for more exciting details!
www.ravelry.com (groups, Ol’ North State Knitting Guild)
November 12, 2011:
10:00 am - 1:00 pm Zip, Button, Tie: Learn a number of attractive AND functional closures for garments. Start
by practicing and mastering all of the steps of placing a zipper in a fabric. Understand how to avoid puckers
and make sure the zipper fits the opening. Then, have fun making I-cord and crocheted buttons. See how they
can add a nice visual touch, especially when worked in fancy yarns. Finally, focus on using drawstrings and
ties as fastenings. I-cord variations, twisted cord, crocheted cord and several others will be included. See how
zippers, buttons and ties can accent your work and make it special.
2:00pm - 5:00pm The Long and Short of Knitting Alterations: You've finished your sweater, but the sleeves
are too long or the body is too short. Learn how to fix this common fit problem "after the fact." In this class, you
will cut your knitting (without fainting), and learn how to alter the length of a garment piece. Practice cutting and
unraveling in the middle of a knitted piece, knitting down or up from there, and grafting on and off the knitting
needles. Learn a number of strategies for achieving a good fit without re-knitting. And, in the end, learn how to
avoid all of this by using a provisional cast on. Bring a sweater to class for discussion of lengthening or
shortening strategies. Gain confidence in your ability to fix it.
November 13, 2011
10:00 am - 1:00pm Seven Things that Can “Make or Break” a Sweater: Learn seven things that will make a
big difference in the appearance of your sweaters. The smallest details can have a huge impact — increasing
in ribbing, bumpy or smooth cast on edge, slanting decreases, invisible increases, perfect buttonholes, flat
edgings, and blocking. In this class, you will learn about all of these things while you practice and receive lots
of tips and hints. Since you are going to spend hours making a garment, you'll want to use these techniques to
make even the simplest sweater look marvelous.
2:00 pm - 5:00pm Plain and Fancy - Make a fabulous freeform embellishment to add to a stockinette sweater,
purse, hat or other project. Use a variety of yarns and free-form knitting and crochet techniques to mix colors,
textures and stitches in this one-of-a-kind accent. See how fun and easy it is to work small free form pieces.
Explore Margaret's "less is more" approach to freeform which combines it with simple fabrics for a stunning
November 14 2011
7:00 pm Ol’ North State Knitting Guild meeting: Margaret will be talking about the TKGA Master
Knitting program. Guests welcome! $5 (Ol’ North State Knitting Guild members attend for free.)
Registration and Fees:
Early Bird Registration Deadline: September 12, 2011
Early Bird Registrations will be $40 for Ol’ North State Knitting Guild
members, $50 non-members per class. Must be received by Sept. 12.
Registrations received after September 12, will be $55 for Ol’ North State Knitting Guild members,
$65 non-members per class.
Final Registration Deadline: October 1, 2011
Contact Fredi at (919) 388-9589.
$15 administration fee will be charged for cancellations made by October 1, 2011.
No refunds after October 2, 2011.
Mail registration, with payment to: Marianne Mott, 1609 Balfour Downs Circle, Fuquay-Varina, NC 27526.
Make checks payable to Ol’ North State Knitting Guild.
Guild Member ?
• Ol’ North State Knitting Guild membership will be verified.
Zip, Button, Tie
The Long and Short of Knitting Alterations
Seven Things that can Make or Break a Sweater
Plain and Fancy