I’ve finally started taking a day off once a week, but I gladly relinquished it this past week for a day with our guest instructor, Lucy Neatby of Tradewind Knitwear Designs. Lucy taught classes in finishing and sock knitting, and frankly, I’m surprised my head didn’t explode with all of the information she passed along. I was only in attendance for part of each of the classes, but between what was offered in the classes and my several conversations with Lucy, I’m so Jones to get back to my techical knitting roots.

Granted, if you’ve not been in the shop you wouldn’t have seen a lot of the mindless knitting I’ve been doing since we moved to Michigan, but I’ve been doing much more with color than with technique lately.

Case in point, the oh-so-fabulous and monstrously simple Pyramid Sweater from Gooseberry Designs.

Pyramid Sweater detail.

I was inspired to rewrite the pattern as a toddler coat, but still, it’s really quite simple.

Toddler Coat

Toddler Coat, open

Toddler Coat, open as knit

So, now I’m off on double knitting. I’ve tried it before, but hadn’t really gotten into it. Now, I’m intrigued. I’m still working on my technique… particularly in evening out my gauge, but mostly, I’m interested in seeing the patterns that we’ve ordered from Tradewinds. I understand there’s also an article in the most recent INKnitters, so I’ll be checking that out as soon as I have a chance.

In the meantime, I’m working on our class schedule for spring and summer. Hmm… how many technique classes dare I add?

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