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Free Range/Improvisational Knitting Workshop 

Taught by Dagmar Plenk

Saturday, November 3, 2018

9:00 am – 4:00 pm ( lunch break included)   $100 per student  
For many knitters there comes a time when they desire to create their own designs and patterns rather than following those of other people. At the same time they may not wish to deal with the complexities of designing sweaters or other types of clothing that requires focused attention of measuring and counting.  A solution to this dilemma is learning to create knit scarves and shawls by combining colors, textures, and stitches of various kinds into a completely personal and unique work of art. I will teach creating triangular or rectangular shawls of varying sizes.  

Supply List

  • Yarns of different weight, colors, and textures. The more the better. Your yarn stash might be a good place to start looking. Go for variety, and think about what colors would look good together.
  • Circular needles. Size will depend on the yarns you choose. It is safest to bring along different sizes.
  • Stitch markers.
  • Small scissors.
  • Notebook and pen.
  • Most importantly, bring along a spirit of adventure and a trust in your creative abilities.


Dagmar Plenk 

I was born and raised in Germany at a time when almost all women knew how to knit, either from necessity – old sweaters were unraveled and made into new ones during war times, or because it was simply a skill whose development was taken for granted. My grandmother taught me how to knit when I was six years old, and since then I have been knitting on and off throughout my life. In recent years I developed my own style of free range or improvisational knitting, which allows me to create unique combinations of shapes, stitches, and textures.
 
Free Range Knitting $100.00