I returned from vacation and immediately jumped into organizing lessons for the knitting machine.
I’ve had people interested in learning the knitting machine in the past but actual lessons haven’t worked out. I really like the idea of sharing how useful and fun these machines can be. So, it’s become a goal of mine to seek opportunities where I can teach it.
When my friend showed interest in learning how to make Christmas stockings on the machine I used it as an opportunity to organize a lesson plan for machine knitting.
We scheduled to meet the week I came back from vacation. So, I found a pattern I could adapt and ordered some yarn. Then, as soon as I returned to town I got to work making a Christmas stocking on the machine.
I did follow a pattern but had to rewrite it because of some alterations I made to the design and the directions can read very different depending on your machine. It was clear that this would be a complicated introductory project, so I wrote up a bento project bag pattern as well.
I’m really excited to teach the lesson. The bento project bag will teach all the essential skills in just a few hours. It will leave only a couple of new skills to learn with the stocking project. Which I should mention was a quick weekend project. After working through the pattern once the knitter should be able to whip up a Christmas Stocking in an evening.
That speed is one of the reasons I love these machines. They won’t do the work for you they are simply a tool that can organize and speed up your production. Plus they’re cute!
I have some teaching prospects in the works for 2020 so I’ll post here once schedules are solidified.