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Winter 2022 Knitting Club

Jan 25th, 2022 - Apr 26th, 2022

Join MAG Collections staff Katelin Karbonik & Melanie Berndt this winter for our monthly knitting club. Learn a new skill/project each month or bring in your own project for assistance.

rainbow lace shawl

cable knit

Knitted Lace Shawl with Katelin Karbonik:

Supplies needed:
400m fingering weight yarn, 4mm 24" circular needles or size needed to obtain gauge, scrap yarn in similar weight to main yarn, stitch markers

For finishing (to be done outside of class): tapestry needle and set of pins for blocking, any materials you like for keeping track of your spot in the pattern (highlighter, post-it notes, pencil, notebook).

Cable Knit Sample with Melanie Berndt:

Supplies needed:
1 ball (50 to 100 gm size) worsted weight (medium weight) yarn (any colour), 1 pair of 5mm knitting needles, 1 U shaped Cable hook, Pencil, Notepaper, Scissors, Measuring tape or 6 inch/15 cm ruler.

Knitting Club runs from 6-8 pm on the dates above. Some knitting experience is required. This workshop assumes basic knowledge of how to cast on, knit and purl, and cast-off. Bring your own supplies. For ages 16+.

Register for all 4 sessions: $50/members, $60/regular + GST
Register for individual sessions: $15/members, $20/regular + GST

Register: Winter 2022 Knitting Club

*All attendees, including youth, will be required to provide proof of vaccination, documentation of a medical exemption, or proof of a privately-paid negative PCR or rapid test within 72 hours of service in accordance with the Alberta Government’s restriction exemption program.

About Katelin Karbonik

Katelin Karbonik, MA, is a dress historian and professional stitcher. Her work centres on the role of making and the experience of wearing dress as sources of knowledge. She also has an active natural dye practice and a sustained interest in mending.

About Melanie Berndt

My degree is a BSc in Cellular, Molecular and Microbial Biology.  I have been able to apply my knowledge in a conservation role at the museum since 2014.  Before that, I worked both exhibits and front desk (since 2005).  My knitting hobby started when I was about 7 years old making lots of clothes for my dolls.  At 12 my mom and I took an actual night class for about one night a month learning how to do it properly.  Since then, I’ve been hooked.  What I like most is the focus, the calming effect knitting has, and that I get something out of it!  That’s just gravy, though.  I enjoy the process as much as the fact that it gets me a new sweater.  There are many other creative interests, but knitting has been a constant for most of my life.


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