Classes

Class Descriptions – 2022

**SOLD OUT** A Day with Libby Jonson of Truly Myrtle –  More info

25th Aug 2022, 9:00am–9:00pm NZST

$260.00

with Libby Jonson

A full day immersion class with Libby Jonson
This is your chance to spend a day with Libby aka Truly Myrtle for a full immersion fit, measurement & pattern masterclass.

This event is only being taught as a masterclass and is exclusively for you!
The day includes:
Full Day Masterclass with Libby Jonson at The East Pier Hotel
KAN base registration (must Check Registration box above)
Deluxe goody bag & contents

Plus dinner and knit at The Speights Alehouse

 

**SOLD OUT** Stream 1 – Knit 2 Fit

26 Aug 2022, 9:00am–12:00pm NZST

$79.00

with Libby Jonson

Please select only one class from Stream One

Libby will cover all the elements to ensure when selecting your size for you next project it will fit perfectly. It covers correct measurement taking, gauging size and shaping to complete a garment that will not only fit but flatter.

This is a repeat of Libby’s sell out class from previous years.

Stream 1 – DYO – Designing Your Own *NEW*

26 Aug 2022, 9:00am–12:00pm NZST

$79.00

with Lisa Craig from LisaF Designs

Please select only one class from Stream One

A brand new class to KAN this year!

Tips and tricks for designing your own knitting patterns – Creative processes and inspiration.

Working through creative processes, inspiration, gathering and collating ideas to create a storyboard and design knitting patterns.

**SOLD OUT** Stream 1 – Masterclass Techniques 2.0

26 Aug 2022, 9:00am–12:00pm NZST

$79.00

with Nanette Cormack

Please select only one class from Stream One

The most popular class in KAN history has had an upgrade – welcome to Masterclass Techniques 2.0!

Nanette has completely updated the skills toolbox to include never before taught cast on’s and bind off’s and other technique gems that will have you knitting like a professional in no time.

Even if you taken the Masterclass Techniques class before, there is enough new material to help expand your skills further.

**SOLD OUT**  Stream 1 – Introduction to Weaving

26 Aug 2022, 9:00am–12:00pm NZST

$94.00

with Ethan Barclay-Ennew

Please only select one session from Stream One

Get a taste of simple weaving techniques and create your own artwork with Ethan from Outlaw Yarn.

Weaving has seen a huge renaissance in recent years with simple, stunning textural woven art being exceptionally popular.

We will cover the basic fundamentals of weaving and you will take away a small loom to try out your techniques at home.

This session fee includes an additional material fee for Looms which will be provided.

**SOLD OUT** Stream 2 – Beatrix Bunny

26 Aug 2022, 1:30pm–4:30pm NZST

$79.00

with Nanette Cormack

Please select only one class from Stream Two

This class was introduced during the KAN Cruise in 2019 and was a huge hit and SO much fun for all those who took it – it saw knitted bunnies take over the ship!

Using a pattern by Susan B. Anderson, Nanette uses this charming wee bunny to teach a variety of techniques, such as small circumference knitting on double pointed needles through to after thought insertion and shaping this wee bunny together.

Scheduled for day one of KAN so you have plenty of time to have your bunny completed across the weekend.

Stream 2 – Introduction to Wheel Spinning

26 Aug 2022, 1:30pm–4:30pm NZST

$79.00

with Delene Mundy-Bennett

Please select only one class from Stream Two

This is a class that has been most requested at KAN – a primer on Wheel Spinning.

Delene is an experienced spinner and will cover a variety of aspects in this practical hands-on class
You will look at types of sheep breeds and the differing fleeces they produce, processing methods, spinning wheels and what all the bits are called and what they do as well as creating yarn and exploring different spinning styles.

We STRONGLY encourage you to provide your own wheel as we only have access to a handful of wheels for those unable to travel with one.

A Wheel WoF session(s) will be available to make sure you have your wheel in good working order before the session starts. A fee for materials could apply. Ashford maintenance kits will be available for sale

**SOLD OUT** Stream 2 – Cabling without a Cable Needle

26 Aug 2022, 1:30pm–4:30pm NZST

$79.00

with Ethan Barclay-Ennew

Please select only one class from Stream Two

Ethan is a font of exhaustive knit knowledge, there is always so much more gained from one of his classes and we are thrilled to have him debut at KAN!

The art of cabling or travelling stitches is one that is both endless creative and spectacular.

Many are put off by the requirement of having to help use an additional needle to take your stitches on their journey.

Ethan will cover how and when you can do away with that cable needle and speed up your cable knitting.

 

Stream 3 – Knit 2 Fit (Encore Session)

27 Aug 2022, 9:00am–12:00pm NZST

$79.00

with Libby Jonson

Please select only one class from Stream Three
Encore Session

Libby will cover all the elements to ensure when selecting your size for you next project it will fit perfectly. It covers correct measurement taking, gauging size and shaping to complete a garment that will not only fit but flatter.

This is a repeat of Libby’s sell out class from previous years.

**SOLD OUT** Stream 3 – Ready, Steady Brioche!

27 Aug 2022, 9:00am–12:00pm NZST

$79.00

with Ethan Barclay-Ennew

Please select only one class from Stream Three

Brioche has started to proliferate modern knit design in recent years. Learn the mysteries of brioche, from one colour to two colour and more.

Ethan will help you navigate all you need to know to unlock dynamic pattern by designers such as Stephen West!

**SOLD OUT** Stream 3 – Finish Like a Pro *NEW*

27 Aug 2022, 9:00am–12:00pm NZST

$79.00

with Lisa Craig from LisaF Designs

Please select only one class from Stream Three

A master class on how to take your knitting to a professional finish. Learn tricks on how to pick up stitches, knitting a button band and neckband, make buttonholes, join shoulders using three-needle cast-off, sew seams using mattress stitch, adding embellishments and more. Creative processes and inspiration.

Stream 3 – Beads & Lace

27 Aug 2022, 9:00am–12:00pm NZST

$79.00

with Nanette Cormack

Please select only one class from Stream Three

One way to take lace knitting from wonderful to WOW is by adding beads.

Nanette will cover the various techniques required to achieve this. Bead placement, size, stitching and more – including bonus lace knitting tips!

Stream 4 – Make Your Patterns Go Further *NEW*

27 Aug 2022, 1:30pm–4:30pm NZST

$79.00

with Lisa Craig from LisaF Designs

Please select only one class from Stream Four

How to make simple modifications to create something new. Learn a variety of ways you can take your pattern and change it up. We will explore texture, colour, finishing touches, embellishments and how to add them to your pattern. This is a class where you learn skills and how to apply them to supercharge your patterns!

Stream 4 – Wonders of Blocking

27 Aug 2022, 1:30pm–4:30pm NZST

$79.00

with Delene Munday-Bennett

Please select only one class from Stream Four

Blocking, like swatching, is often a step that is missed when completing your knitted project.

Delene will cover the reasons why to block, when to block, types of blocking and the magical transformation that can be achieve through blocking.

Delene will demonstrate how to block shawls, hats, garments and all things knitted or crocheted. You will also have the opportunity to have the hands on experience of blocking yourself.

**SOLD OUT** Stream 4 – Tubular Cast On’s

27 Aug 2022, 1:30pm–4:30pm NZST

$79.00

with Ethan Barclay-Ennew

Please select only one class from Stream Four

If you have spent anytime watching either The Skeinz Diaries or Ethan’s on Outlaw HQ’s FB channel, you will know how much he LOVES a tubular cast on to start garments.

Ethan is once of the top sample & test knitters of the world leading designers and in this class he will share the secrets of this miraculous cast on, when & why to use it and how, if mastered, it will transform your knitting forever.

KAN2022: Homegrown – Class Snapshot

Classes for KAN 2022: Homegrown

New class spaces will be offered to those already registered from the postponed event in 2021. All remaining spaces will go on sale June 1st 2022.

Classes do sell out EXTREMELY quickly.  It’s like trying to book tickets for a concert, so please don’t be disappointed if you miss out.  To keep the viability of the event I have moved the entire weekend to East Pier Hotel. This has meant we have fewer classes spaces but just as much fun with everyone together one roof.

All classes are 3 hours long and are $79 each with some classes attracting additional material fees for items provided by the tutors.

You will need to bring your basic knit/crochet capsule of needles & notions to classes – with class requirements sent out within two weeks of the event.

KAN base registration must be purchased in order to unlock and book classes – with the exception of the Skeinz classes

Registration opens June 1st 2022 10am NZT