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



Workshop Info

Date: Saturday, October 19, 2024
Time:2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Instructor:Kate Oates

Conquer your zipper fears! You don't need a sewing machine or even a needle & thread to install a zipper in your handknits. This technique turns your zipper into a knittable object for a stunning and impeccable finish. For this course, bring either a finished handknit or the homework swatches to practice the technique. This is a hands on course that goes from working out the math (just a wee bit!) to determine how many stitches you will need to pick up to actually installing a zipper onto a garment or swatch. 

SKILL LEVEL REQUIRED:  Beginning Knitter

PREREQUISITE:  picking up and knitting stitches, knitting/purling

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 this style of zipper installation; pattern is not provided. 


Materials Info

MATERIAL FEE:  A material fee of $11 must be paid by 10/4/24 using this link.  It includes:  Small zipper, knitpicker (tool used to make zipper knittable), handout


  • If installing a zipper onto a finished project, please bring your appropriate zipper and the project

  • Scraps of yarn used in your project or swatches; if your finished project is bulky or heavier, bring a coordinating yarn in worsted weight (or lighter) 

  • Circular needles in suggested size for buttonband + 2 spare circular needles that are either the same size or within two sizes smaller. 

    • Example: Project needles are Size 7 (4.5 mm); appropriate spare circular needles should be Size 5, 6, or 7.

  • Knitters tools: scissors, darning needle, measuring tape, stitch markers

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



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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