Materials & Other Details
for Knit 1 & 2
For both classes, you need worsted weight wool for use with a 7 or 8 sized needle. We recommend yarn be a plain light color so you can see your stitches easily, and not fuzzy so you can take stitches out. We especially recommend Berroco Ultra Wool, Sheperd’s Wool, Peace Fleece, or Brown Sheep Lamb’s Pride. If you require a non-wool yarn, Berroco Remix is a good alternative. You will also need needles. For the Knit 1 class, you need straight US 7 or 8 needles, but if you think you will go onto the Knit 2 class you might want to get size 7 or 8 double-pointed needles (dpns) which you can use as striaghts for the first classes and in the round for the Knit 2 classes. Materials should ideally be purchased at Purl’s; you receive a 10% discount on class materials.
Both Knit 1 & 2 classes are limited to five students so you can get help with questions you bring. Both classes are for older teens and adults only. For younger students, see our Kid’s Knitting classes.
About the Teacher
Marilyn Hastings has been teaching for 50+ years and is still learning (because that is part of the fun). She especially likes to get to know her students and what has brought them to wanting to learn to knit. Several of Marilyn’s designs have been published, including her famous Wonder Woman sock! She has been teaching at Purl’s since it’s beginning back in 2005. Marilyn has also taught at other local yarn stores, SAFF, and John C. Campbell Folk School.