Meg Swansen's Knitting Camp (Week 1/Camp Retreat 1)

  • 07/06/2017
  • 07/10/2017
  • Marshfield, WI

2017 will mark 44 years of Knitting Camp

Knitting Camp came into being when Elizabeth Zimmermann began teaching a weekend knitting course at an extension of the University of Wisconsin. Elizabeth passed the torch to her daughter, designer and internationally renowned knitting teacher Meg Swansen, who offers four sessions Thursday through Monday during four weekends in July.

Join Meg Swansen at Knitting Camp in Marshfield, WI where you can fill your toolbox with valuable skills, and  have the opportunity to see iconic original knits by Elizabeth Zimmermann and Meg Swansen.  

Meg Swansen covers updated details of Elizabeth Zimmermann's Percentage System (EPS) for circular, seamless garment construction plus color-patterns, steeks, and assorted techniques and tricks. There will be small project handouts from which to knit during the session, plus optional Show-and-Tell. We recommend reading at least one of Elizabeth Zimmermann's five books prior to your arrival, or watching some of her DVDs. Attendees must have at least a basic knowledge of knitting (cast on, knit, purl, increase, decrease, cast-off) and preferably will have completed some garments. We also ask attendees to arrive with plenty of technique questions; camp is part-instruction/part-Q&A that stimulates conversation. We are prepared to converse about any or all techniques the group wishes to discuss.

At Knitting Camp, you can completely immerse yourself in knitting.  Sharing and learning from other campers helps forge lasting friendships bonded by cherished memories. Register early to ensure a seat at this once-in-a-lifetime experience.

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