Signup starts Sept 5 for 'Beginning Knitting'

When cocooning season hits, it’s good to have a fun 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, September 19. Signup starts September 5.

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 stockinette.

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).

Space is limited. Crafternoon programs are free and open to adults and children in middle school or older. Registration is required and starts at 9 a.m. Saturday, September 5, online at the Calendar or by calling the Help Desk at (920) 322-3929.

Crafternoon projects for the remainder of 2015 are:

  • October 17: Beginning Crochet (also taught by Stoegbauer)
  • November 21: Paper Pine Cone Ornament
  • December 5: Paperback Paper Christmas Tree

Crafternoon 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.


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