Math for Knitters, a Virtual Class

Math for Knitters, a 2-hour live virtual class with Edie Eckman

Wednesday, January 13, 2021 on Zoom

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Wonder where knitting designers get their numbers?

Knitters often ask me how many stitches they need, or how to adapt a pattern in some way. My answer is usually “do a little bit of math”. But it’s the math that seems to scare people!

Let’s take that fear and loathing away and replace it with confidence and comfort with Math for Knitters, the virtual version of my most popular and longest-running class.

What You’ll Learn

You’ll be introduced to the basic math concepts that every knitter needs to know to create successful projects.

I’ll take some of the mystery out of calculations you might have to make when adapting patterns or designing your own projects.

We’ll work on real-life problems together. You can take notes, just as you would in an in-person classroom. You can ask me questions, just as you would in an in-person classroom.

Here are just a few of the questions we’ll answer:

  • How many stitches do you need across a row?
  • Why is gauge so important?
  • What happens if you can’t get gauge?
  • How much yarn do you need for your project?
  • What are stitch multiples and how do I calculate them?
  • How do I center patterns?
  • How do I space increases or decreases evenly across a row or around?
  • How do I space increases or decreases evenly along an edge?
  • How do I shape curves?

Who is this class for?

Any knitter who wants to understand more about adapting knitting patterns, understanding how gauge affects results, using stitch multiples, substituting yarns, and calculating yarn amounts.

This is the foundational knowledge you need for the next steps in designing your own projects.

Requirements: Access to a computer and a good internet connection are necessary. You’ll need a pencil, calculator, and paper for taking notes and working word problems.

Workshop Details

  • Wednesday, January 13 | 7:00-9:00 pm Eastern
  • Class will be taught live on the Zoom platform
  • Requirements: Access to a computer and a strong internet connection. Instructions for joining class will be available upon registration.
  • No refunds; a credit will be issued if the class minimum of 2 students is not met




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