Description This is a technique for advanced knitters, a tasting course for those who want to learn an intriguing knitting-technique.

First step is to knit an "inclined plane" which forms the base of the swinging stanzas. There are some simple rules to learn and follow, and like magic- in the end all your short rows are completed and the knitting is straight again. Once learned the principle vou can combine colors and stanzas to a unique project.

Website(s) https://events.ccc.de/congress/2013/wiki/Projects:Knitting_the_Swing
Type Hands-On
Keyword(s) art
Processing assembly CCCFr
Person organizing Medusa
Language de - German, en - English
Related to Knitting the Swing, Start to knit
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Subtitle Hands-On: Swing-Knitting
Starts at 2013/12/28 05:00:00 PM
Ends at 2013/12/28 07:30:00 PM
Duration 150 minutes
Location Hall F

Pimp your knitting with floating elements

Swing-Knitting is a very complex technique. The congress is full of intriguing projects and lectures and there is so little time. That's why we'll give you a sneak preview into the basic techniques, so you are able to knit a little project which you can form to wristlets. Bigger sections will create a cap or a hat and really dilligent knitters may wear a scarf at the end of the congress.

Examples

Who can take part?

This is a technique for advanced knitters! You should be experienced in working knit and purl stitches, cast-on / cast-off-techniques, wrap-and-turn-technique or German double stitch to shorten the rows, possibly provisional cast-on and kitchener stitch.

The number of participants is limited to 10.

Start

How Swing-Knitting stanzas are created

First step is to knit an "inclined plane" which forms the base of the swinging stanzas. There are some simple rules to learn and follow, and like magic- in the end all your short rows are completed and the knitting is straight again. Stanzas are always separated by pauses Stanzas with pauses

First of all, you choose the width of the stanza and an algorithm to form the stanza. We don't want you to think of too much theory so I'll propose to provide you with proven details.

The shortening of the rows are marked with safety pins in two colors: light ones for the front side, dark ones for the back side of your knitting.

Safety pins marking short-rows

Once learned the principle vou can combine colors and stanzas to a unique project.

Supplies you need to bring with?

I'd really like to provide you with all supplies but I'm travelling by public transport, so my space is limited.

You'll need

  • 3-4 yarns in contrasting colors, most comfortable is yarn 100 - 120m/50g
  • matching straight needles or a circular (3,5 mm - 4,5mm)
  • Safety pins in two different colors (10 of each color)

Yarn and needles for the first 5 participians are available for free! Please register at the CCCFr Assembly (Hall 3 near igloo) there will be a list for participants. And please tell us whether you' ll need yarn and needles.

Where does it take place?

We'll meet in Hall F which is located on the second floor. Take the moving stairways from First Floor to Second Floor and turn right.

Pass through "Gängeviertel" and turn right again. Now you are in front of three halls D E and F