Shapify with Stephen West


Explore clever ways to shape knitted fabric with Stephen West. In this class we will play with short rows, different methods of increases and decreases, binding offs, and cast ons to create unique shapes.

Westknits designs are all about using simple techniques in different ways to achieve delightful architectural forms. You will get an inside look into Stephen’s design process and walk away with your own shape exploration that may inspire your next shawl or sweater project. 

Wear your Westknits! Don’t forget to bring your Westknits or other favorite knitted projects to show off and wear during the workshop.

Skill Level: Adventurous beginner - Advanced

You must know how to knit and purl and work basic increases and decreases. Stephen will guide you through the rest of the playful techniques.

10 students maximum

Instructor: Stephen West of WestKnits

Stephen West is world renowned knitwear designer. His designs are beautiful, fun and easy to knit. He tours the world teaching and inspiring knitters with his flare for the simple yet unusual.

Length: 3 hrs

Materials: Materials are not included in the price of this class. Please bring US 6 or 7 / 4 or 4.5mm circular needles and at least two colors of DK weight yarn to use during the workshop. Fingering weight yarn and US 5 / 3.75mm needles may also be used if you prefer knitting with a finger weight, but DK weight yarn will help the shapes grow quicker.

Cancellation Policy: In the event of a cancellation refunds will be provided if another student is available to take your place. We run a waiting list system for these eventualities but please be aware that any cancellation made close to the date of the course is less likely to be refundable.

In the unusual event that the class or course is cancelled by us a full refund will of course be processed.

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