Stuck on a pattern? Want to learn a new skill? Take a one-on-one privaite knitting or crochet lesson with Keith Leonard.
Short Row Fun!
Short row fun anyone? In this class Keith will teach you how to properly work short rows using two different colors or yarn to create 1 of 24 squares that combined turn into a beautiful afghan called “the Lizard Ridge”. You not only learn short rows, you will learn how to properly read and count your stitches while working two different strands of yarn from the same ball of yarn. Disclaimer: Once you start this project, it will be very, very hard to put it down. Be prepared for addiction, laughter, and bursts of color!
Learn to professionally assemble your knitwear from the finishing master Keith Leonard, owner of Knits All Done. In this class you will learn the tips, tricks, and secrets behind picking up stitches, weaving in your ends and the proper use of mattress stitch to seam your prepared knitted swatches together. Be amazed as the magic unfolds and walk away with the proficient skills to finish your knitwear professionally for years to come.
Joining bound off edges (Shoulder Seams)
Joining stockinette Stitch
Joining reverse stockinette stitch
Joining and lining up garter stitch/ridges
Seaming vertical to horizontal seams
Assembling both a drop shoulder
Picking up stitches- every which way!
Weaving in tails (inside seams)
Flawless Finishing Advanced
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Take a Knits All Done class with Keith Leonard
Live local? Classes are taught in private and group settings around Sarasota, Bradenton, Lakewood Ranch and surrounding counties. Please email Keith at email@example.com for more information.
Had fun in “flawless Finishing?” or perhaps you are a finishing pro that wants to jump to the next level in your knitwear-finishing career? In this class watch as even more magic unfolds as we bypass basic seams and jump into more complex finishing techniques. At the end of this class you will have the proficient skills to conquer the finishing techniques of ANY project. Learn how to set-in different types of sleeves, defeat duplicate stitch while weaving in your tails, learn how to line up horizontal stripes using the staircase technique and of course, experience the fine difference between a “handmade” and “homemade” finished knitted or crocheted item!
Crochet Around The Knitted Edge
Are you ready to test your limits and depart single crochet? Crocheting makes for stunning borders and especially makes a bold statement when attached to knitting. Perfect for the beginner crocheter. In this class we used our prepared knitted swatches to learn different formulas that will allow us to properly crochet around the edge without our borders puckering out or synching in. Better yet, let’s practice different stitches and techniques. Walk away with the urge to complete an afghan or sweater just in order to embellish it for that perfect finishing touch!
FaceTime/ Skype lessons available by appointment. For more information please email Keith at firstname.lastname@example.org.