Read Your Knitting and BYOD* — May 2024

Read Your Knitting and BYOD* — May 2024

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Read Your Knitting and BYOD*

Teacher: Jill Tamminen

Cost: $70

When: Thursday, May 2, 6:00–8:00pm

Description: Join designer Jill Tamminen from Knit Sisu in this interactive workshop. You’ll learn how to "read" knitted designs in fabric, anticipate stitches, recognize and fix mistakes, and free yourself from the pattern to become a more confident knitter! Jill will also cover how to BYOD (Be Your Own Designer)* in your knitting, exploring how and where to add your own touches and flair to make a pattern uniquely yours. You will also receive a free copy of one of Knit Sisu's "Technique Shawl" patterns.

Prerequisites: Participants should be confident in basic knitting skills, including casting on, knitting, purling, and binding off.

Homework: You will need to make a swatch beforehand. Using your skein of Berroco Vintage or Lanas, cast on 30 sts, work in stockinette stitch (*knit one row, purl one row, repeat from *) for 2”. Do not bind off.

Min/max number of participants: 4/8

Materials to bring along:

  • One skein of light-colored Berroco Vintage or Lanas, purchased from Spun
  • Size US8 knitting needles (straight or circular)
  • Your knitted swatch, still on the needles (see homework, above)


Jill Tamminen is the owner and designer of Knit Sisu knitting patterns. She designs for the Everyday Knitter with clear, accessible, unfussy knitting patterns, and always provides support along the way.

Along with being a designer, Jill is a professional knitting instructor. Having worked with individuals and groups of knitters of all skill levels, Jill understands what knitters want (and do not want) out of a project. She has been a published and featured designer for many yarn companies and dyers, has multiple published designs, and has been featured on the K2Tog podcast and on Twisted Stitches. 

What is SISU? Sisu is a Finnish word that describes a mindset of quiet strength, determination, courage, humility, resilience, and gratitude. Jill grew up with Sisu, and tries to carry its wisdom into all aspects of her life.

When she's not knitting, you can find Jill on long walks or hikes with her husband, practicing yoga, cooking, reading, or playing with their pup, Sig.

Before you register

Please take time to review our class policies here, including our cancellation policy.

If a class is sold out you may call the shop at 734-780-7867 to be placed on a waitlist.

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