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Josh Bennett Workshop Recap

Monday, February 27th, 2012

He came, he measured, he asked them to cast on left handed:)
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Cast on HOW?

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A great time was had by all Sunday, when the super cute, fun and talented Josh Bennett came for an all day workshop.  Josh is only the 2nd American designer to ever be featured in a Rowan Magazine.  Awesome!
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Custom Knitting Workshop

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The first workshop of the day was a custom knitting workshop.  He taught everyone how to get accurate measurements, how to use those measurements to make a custom sized garment perfect for each person.  Invaluable information for the adventurous sweater knitters in the group.
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Tips and Tricks Workshop

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We ended the day with a Tips and Tricks workshop that had everyone in stitches.  Josh had people casting on left handed!  They learned all sorts of tricks of the trade to making a garment look more professionally finished.
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We had a blast and we look forward to Josh taking another trip to MN!
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Thanks for a great day Josh!  We’re saving the loft for you:)
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Boy meets Purl meets DKA

Friday, January 27th, 2012

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I know I’ve been asking you to save the date for a bunch of upcoming events.  I am filling up your social calendar!
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This one you are going to want to make sure to do though.
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We are excited to have Josh Bennett at the shop to teach this special workshop.  Josh is a knitwear designer who has designs in publications like Vogue Knitting magazine and Rowan Magazine.

Josh Bennett

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So…save the date!  Sunday, February 26th.
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We are going to do two workshops, take your pick of either one…better yet come and stay all day.  We’ll bring in box lunches for you!
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The first workshop is from 10 -1pm.  Custom Knitting is the official title but I think anyone who is interested in sweater knitting should take this workshop.  In this class you will learn all the math to be able to start creating your own original designs and also be able to modify existing patterns for different fits.  You’ll talk about picking the right fiber, knitting the correct gauge swatch, and measuring the body correctly.  Tips and techniques on how to make your garment look more professional.
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The second workshop is from Tips and Tricks: Making your Garment Look More Professional.  In this class you will learn all Josh’s tips and tricks to making your garment look more professional.  He will demonstrate different cast on methods, increases, decreases, body shaping, and other special techniques that he uses when designing for himself and other fashion designers.   If you have knit a sweater and found the fit not quite right, this is probably the class for you!
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The third option is the Stay all Day Package.  You’ll get both of the above classes AND a box lunch from one of our favorite restaurants downtown Stillwater.

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We’ll learn all the tricks just in time for March sweater knitting!

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