Beginning Knitting sign-up starts Jan 3

When the holidays are over but winter’s just beginning, it’s nice to find a constructive indoor hobby. Crafternoons at the Fond du Lac Public Library and Jan Stoegbauer to the rescue. Beginning Knitting will be offered 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, January 17.

Needle arts aficionado Stoegbauer will start at the very beginning of knitting, teaching how to cast on, how to knit and purl, how to cast off and how to read a yarn skein label. Knitters will be shown additional basic stitches such as garter and stockingnet.

Each knitter will receive a pattern for making a washcloth, which they will start that day and finish at home. Each participant must bring U.S. size 6 knitting needles (sizes 5 and 8 will work, but 6 are the best), and a small skein of yarn (avoid 100 percent cotton, as it’s harder to work with).

Crafternoon programs are free and open to adults and children in middle school or older. Space is limited. Registration is required and starts at 9 a.m. Saturday, January 3, online at the Calendar or by calling the Help Desk at (920) 322-3929.

Crafternoon, every third Saturday of the month, was inspired by a similar program at the New York Public Library that’s run by Maura Madden, who wrote, Crafternoon: A Guide to Getting Artsy and Crafty with Your Friends All Year Long.

Crafternoon projects for 2015 include:

  • February 21: Beginning Crochet (also taught by Stoegbauer)
  • March 21: Upcycled Glam Accessories
  • April 18: Picture This Photo Frame
  • May 16: Book Page Box Vase/Planter
  • June 20: Woven Map Travel Journal

 

 

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