Susanne Sommer is a passionate knitter and knitwear designer from Austria. She loves quick and easy projects, but her love of fingering weight yarn does not always go hand in hand with that (there are lots and lots of stitches in a fingering weight dress…). Susanne likes combining colors and textures with unusual construction methods to create colorful, practical and fun knitwear. Brioche, short-rows and i-cords some are her favorites and she thinks that no hand-knit wardrobe is complete without knit jewelry statement pieces.
Knit a stylish statement necklaces, sophisticated choker, simple bracelet or fun earrings, while exploring simple colorwork and shaping techniques (increases/decreases, short-rows), adding tassels, pom poms and fringe and transforming the knit and crochet creations into jewelry, using basic jewelry-making supplies.
Yarn, embroidery thread, reflective and metallic thread, beads, chains and even wire can be used, and knitters are encouraged to let their imagination run wild and create their own one-of-a-kind designs or follow the jewelry pattern recipes provided.
All skill levels welcome!
Materials to bring: Small amounts of yarn (any weight), embroidery thread or other thread/string/wire (plastic, metal …), plastic/metal chains, knitting needles and crochet hooks. Jewelry making supplies, pliers, yarn/thread/wire will be available in class as well, but if you want to use something specific, please bring it along.
Class is in English.
All about i-cords
Explore all the different ways to add a neat and finished look, clean edges and color pops to you knitting projects by using i-cords. The class will cover different techniques for an i-cord cast on (including an i-cord-tab for top-down shawls), i-cord selvedge, applied i-cords, i-cord bind off, button-loops etc. nYou’ll get some hands-on experience by knitting a small class project (no homework).
General knitting skills required (knitting/purling, increasing, decreasing).
Materials to bring: Scrap yarns with corresponding needles (DPNs or short circulars), tapestry needle, scissor.
Class is in English.