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Little Hedgehog Workshop ~ Susan B. Anderson

  • 03/18/2018
  • 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
  • Wingra - 2nd floor
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Description: Come to class ready to work on an adorable pint-size hedgehog with a super unique seamless construction. This tiny toy is cleverly constructed and packs in a lot of techniques along the way! Through large group discussion, small group demonstrations and individual help renowned knit toy-designer, Susan B. Anderson, will help you become a more confident toy knitter. In class students will work on the Hedgie pattern but discussion and demonstrations will cover loads of toy-knitting tips and tricks in general such as face embroidery, stuffing tricks and tips, caring for knit toys, the best fiber content for toy-knitting, gauge tips, a universal tip for remembering the Kitchener Stitch, and a super-fun Twisted Loop stitch that can be used in different projects. The Hedgie project is small so some may even finish in class but everyone will leave with some new toy-knitting skills in their hands!

Skill Level: Advanced Beginner and up

Homework: Come to class with the necessary materials in hand and be ready to dive in and get to work! There are a couple of things to note before class:

1. The preferred yarn for Hedgie is 100% wool. Do not bring a slick or slippery yarn because it will be more difficult to work with, especially for the Twisted Loop Stitch section of the toy.

2. Check the gauge of your selected yarn and needles by knitting a swatch before class. The most important thing is that your gauge is not too loose. You should have a tight, dense fabric for your toy.

Tools Needed: Yarn: 50 yards each of two contrasting colors, 100% wool is recommended but other fibers and blends will work fine as long as they are not too slippery or slick. The sample is knit in Quince & Co. Lark (100% American Wool) in the Bark (brown for the back) and Egret (white for the front and face) colorways.

Needles: US size 5, set of 4 double-pointed needles or size to obtain gauge.

Materials Fee: None


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