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Tikkun Olam: Knitting and Crocheting Basics

Tikkun Olam: Knitting and Crocheting Basics

January 25 2021, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Throughout the winter, on the last Monday of each month, the Tikkun Olam committee will offer Zoom knitting and crocheting classes to teach you knitting basics. In return, we ask that you make scarves and hats for those in need. No experience is necessary!  Please RSVP if you are interested, along with your level of knitting experience, if you are left or right handed. All supplies are available from smile Amazon.com or any craft store like Michael’s or maybe a friend has needles to lend you and a stash of yarn you can raid. Registration for the Zoom class can be found here.

A special repeat of the first class will take place on Monday, January 4th from 7:00 – 8:00 PM


Your First Project: An Easy Hat

To get you into the spirit, this hat is a good starter project and even comes with an on-line tutorial! Below is a list of supplies for knitting the hat. Completed hats will be donated to the Bethesda Project for distribution to homeless adults.  This is great way to learn a new hobby and help others in need.

Supply list

  • 1 skein (106 yards) of chunky weight knitting year (consider Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick and Quick
  • US #11 circular needle ’16 inch
  • Yarn Needle
  • Scissors

All supplies are available on smile.Amazon.com and a portion of your purchase will benefit BZBI.

Directions

Our hat project has a tutorial at KnittingBHooked.crochet.com/beginnerhat so you can sneak a peek before we begin, and you can access help between sessions.

  • CO (Cast on) 44 sts
  • Rounds 1-6 K1(Knit 1), P1 (Pearl 1)
  • Rounds 7-26 K (Knit)

Finishing

  • Leave a 24” tail of yarn
    Thread you yarn needle with this tail of yarn
    Feed your needle through each stitch and pull to close the opening
    Weave in refining tail of yarn.

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