Modular Box Top Workshop - April 7 - 1:30-4:30Quixotic Fibers
Sunday, April 7: 1:30-4:30 PM
Location: Zephyrhills Store: 38336 5th Ave. Zephyrhills FL. 33542
A boxy tee top can be one of the easiest things to make because in its simplest form it is just two rectangles sewn together.
The modular boxy tee is almost as easy, it is four simple rectangles that are put together in such a way as to take advantage of the gradient self-striping color play in the new Uneek Cotton yarn from Urth Yarns.
The pattern also uses a few simple, but clever, techniques to make this a completely seamless knit.
Actually, the hardest part about making a "box top" is deciding the length and width that works best for your body. The perfectly fitting box top covers everything that you want to cover without looking frumpy. Although one size might fit all, one size definitely does not suit all.
This workshop will cover:
- The construction of the modular boxy tee pictured.
- The techniques used to make the top: picking up stitches, an amazingly easy provisional cast on, three needle bind off, i-cord bind off.
- Choosing the best fit for your body.
- Swatching for success.
- How to adapt the pattern to add length and/or width and to adjust gauge.
At the end of the class we will discuss whether the participants are interested in setting up one or more follow-up meetings to share progress on their tops.
The Uneek Modular Boxy Tee pattern: printed copy with ravelry download code
Materials to Bring to Class
If you have a boxy or loose top that you really love to wear, please bring it because it will help in choosing the best size for you.
Materials required to make the top, but not needed in the class
To make the top pictured, you will need the following (but you do not need to have them in class):
- 4-8 skeins of Uneek Cotton (most sizes require 5 skeins).
- Circular needles in US #4 or the size to achieve gauge:
- 40 inch or longer for the body
- 16 or 24 inch for the neckline (depending on size)
- A third needle for the three needle bind off
If you would like to use another yarn, we will discuss how to figure out how much you need.
Level: Intermediate Beginner. Students must be completely comfortable with the knit and purl stitches.
Instructor: Carla Billingsley
Carla Billingsley rediscovered knitting shortly after her 40th birthday when she fell in love with handpainted and novelty yarns. At first she only made rectangles and triangles: scarves, throws, and shawls. Eventually she worked up the courage to try lace and socks. After learning to turn her first heel she realized that you can learn anything if you set your mind to it, and that learning is really easy if you can take a class with a good teacher. In 2014 she and her husband Curtis moved to Texas and in June 2015 they opened Quixotic Fibers. From the beginning, her vision for the shop was that it is not just a place to buy yarn and fiber, but that it should become a community resource dedicated to the preservation and development of the fiber arts, a place where knitters, crocheters, weavers, and spinners can gather to learn from and to inspire each other.
Registration and Cancellation Policies
If you prefer to register over the telephone, please call Quixotic Fibers at 813-904-4153
If the minimum number of students have not signed up 3 days before the class, we will unfortunately have to cancel the class. We usually require a minimum number of students only for classes where the instructor has to travel some distance. If we have to cancel a class, you will be notified 3 days in advance and will be given a full refund.
Cancellation: There is a $2 cancellation fee. At least a 3-day notice is required for cancellation without additional charges. Cancellations with 24-72 hour notice are eligible for a 50% refund. Cancellations with less than 24 hour notice are not refundable.