With encouragement from nice knitters on Twitter, I’ve decided to offer a class on designing your own knitted toy! Wouldn’t that be fun?
If you’re experienced knitter who loves toys in the NYC area, I hope you’ll sign up for my 3-D Toy Design Class at Brooklyn General on June 26th. (Experienced just means that you have an understanding of basic construction and experience with knitting in the round.) You’ll bring a sketch of an animal, doll, or any other kind of character, and we’ll make a plan for how you can turn it into a knitted toy design.
I think it will be a blast seeing what people come up with and figuring out the best design together. A little simple math and geometry will be involved, plus a lot of tricks and techniques that I’ve picked up in 4 years of toy designing.
Date/Time: Sunday, June 26, 1-4 pm
Level: Experienced (an understanding of basic construction and experience with knitting in the round)
– One or two sketches of toys you’d like to design
– Worsted-weight yarn in two colors and size 5 double-pointed needles
Sign up on the Brooklyn General website, or call 718-237-7753.