The past two Saturdays I’ve spent at the cutest yarn store teaching some awesome knitters how to work cables!
We used my Braided Slouch Pattern as the foundation for the class so that in addition to learning how to work cables and clever decreases, the students also had a finished piece.
I love teaching in this store, the front sun room is perfect – there is enough space, a big table, perfect natural lighting and plenty of pretty things to look at. Not to mention the coffee, pastries and yarn in the next room.
And all of the knitters learned how to cable, fix common mistakes and decrease in pattern! I think that learning how to fix mistakes in a new technique is almost more important than learning the technique itself sometimes.
I had a really great time and I hope that the students did too, I could teach everyday and still be excited about it! I love meeting new people and sharing what I’m passionate about, and I always learn something new too – new ways to explain different techniques, new ways to teach, new ways that different knitters think about or “see” the knitting – it’s so much fun!