Wednesday, 24 November 2010

The Knitting and Stitching Show 2010 : Knit 1 Pass It On

This weekend is The Knitting and Stitching Show at Harrogate Exhibition Halls. Rather than simply attend as a guest, I decided to get involved and volunteer at the K1 Pass It On stand. Knit 1 Pass it On is a national campaign to encourage knitters to pass on their skills to at least one more person.

Although I’ve already filled this lifetime quota (I helped my friend Toz to learn how to knit and crochet), I cannot suppress my desire to teach, therefore I will be at the stand, passing on my vast knowledge of knitting, purling, yarn-overing and decreasing. The world is honoured, no?

On the invitation it says that materials will be supplied, but if you want to you can bring your own knitting too. I’m imagining that since this is The Knitting and Stitching Show, a show for knitters, the majority of people there will have a basic understanding of knitting but may want to improve or try something they’ve never done before. From my trawling of the Ravelry forums it always seemed that cables, lace and socks (turning the heel in particular) are the things that seem mysterious and terrifying to new knitters so I’m planning on taking a nice piece of lace (a relatively easy pattern) and a sock (with a lifeline through the heel flap).

I’m excited at the prospect of teaching someone something new. If you’re coming along to the show, come and visit at Knit 1 Pass it On (stand C701). Tickets are £14 (concessions £12, Children £6) on the door.

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