WORKSHOPS: Thurs., Oct. 17 - Sun., Oct. 20, 2024



Workshop Info

Date: Friday, October 18, 2024
Time:1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Instructor:Kate Oates

Pockets are such a delightful addition to a sweater! In this course you will learn how to add pockets to an existing design, whether it is top-down or bottom-up. We will go through each style one at a time, outlining the set-up, how to work the piece, and any required finishing. Instructions for four different pocket styles will be taught along with considerations including placement, size, dimensions & proportions to garment. 

P L U S    S T U D E N T S   C H O I C E: 

Class Workbook includes instructions to add a Hood to a garment and I’ve got a brand spanking new awesome pocket technique for really good pockets that hold stuff. Based on the time left in class after going through the basic pocket techniques, the class will choose which option they’d like to focus on. Either way, the information goes home with the student. 


Knitters should bring a pattern of their choice (from any designer!) that they would like to add pockets–planning your pockets ahead of time gives you all the options! Finished sweaters or WIPs are also welcome. Don’t know where to start? Check out Gramps Cardigan, Sunday Crew (wouldn’t a kangaroo pocket and even a hood make this sweater even more cozy?) or Flutter. Knitting for a child? Might we suggest Ryan Cardigan, which is friendly to side pocket styles or Diplodocus for a kangaroo style pocket. 


SKILL LEVEL REQUIRED:  Advanced Beginner (cast on, knitting/purling, increasing/decreasing

PREREQUISITE: Read a pattern

HOMEWORK:  Any homework or course prep is automatically delivered as soon as the course materials fee is paid. Each Materials fee listing describes the materials that are included in detail. 


NOTEImages are a representation of one of Kate's designs that includes both a hood and pocket; pattern is not provided. 


Materials Info

MATERIAL FEE:  A material fee of $12 must be paid by 10/4/24 using this link.  It includes:  a  workbook, printed & bound with cover

STUDENTS MUST BRING:  pattern of your choice for planning purposes, homework swatches, scrap yarn, basic knitting tools (scissors, darning needle, measuring tape), basic calculator, pencil/paper.

We also suggest bringing a battery operated light should you need additional lighting.

 NOTE:  There is no onsite ATM on Thursday and Friday.


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Workshop Fee $85.00



Other Workshops Available By Kate Oates
Workshop Name Category Date Time Fee  
MATH FOR HATS (4 HRS) Knitting 10/20/2024 10:00 am - 2:00 pm 95.00 MORE INFO
NO SEW ZIPPER INSTALLATION Knitting 10/19/2024 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm 85.00 MORE INFO
POCKETS Knitting 10/18/2024 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm 85.00 MORE INFO
TAILORING Knitting 10/17/2024 9:00 am - 4:00 pm 135.00 MORE INFO

Next Fest: October 19-20, 2024