The beginnings of knitting

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The beginnings of knitting

  1. 1. Thebegi nni ngsof Kni t t i ng… ww w .montyknits.bogspot.com l Cher yl H r d i 1
  2. 2. How ar e you f eel i ng r i ght now? w w siefh w .su andmade.bogspot.com l 2
  3. 3. The war m up pat t er n• Eac h per s on (s t i t c h) Li ne up al ong t he ‘needl e’• Say your nam & **t hr ow t he bal l e (wool ) and c at c h i t t hen ans wer one of t he ques t i ons /s t at em ent s on t he bal l• H and t he bal l (wool ) t o t he next per s on on your l ef t• Then m e ac r os s t o t he ot her ov ‘needl e’• Onc e ev er yone i s on t he r i ght3
  4. 4. Exper i enc es of kni t t i ng Wher e ar e you at ? ...• W has done a l i t t l e kni t t i ng ho bef or e?• W has nev er kni t t ed? ho• W does n’t l i ke t he i dea of ho kni t t i ng? ‘i t ’s j us t f or gi r l s , or your Gr anny’! ww w .amazon.co.uk 4
  5. 5. Ai m of t he s es s i on… s• H ow kni t t i ng began• H ow t o m ake a s t i t c h… exper i m an ent (i ndi v i dual l y)• 3 di f f er ent m hods of l ear ni ng (1 et i ndi v i dual and 2 pai r s )• Under s t andi ng a f ew of t he di f f er ent s t i t c hes• Lear ni ng c as t i ng on and of f & s t i t c hi ng r ows• Under s t and how t o m ake c abl e s t i t ch 5• I dent i f yi ng di f f er ent t ool s you
  6. 6. How i t al l began…• Kni t t i ng or i gi nat ed i n Egypt wher e s oc ks hav e been di s c ov er ed• M ent i oned i n t he Bi bl e Lev i t i c us 13:48 ( www.bi bl egat eway.c om )• Spr ead t hr ough t o Eur ope• El i z abet han kni t t i ng s c hool s wer e s et up i n Br i t ai n (ht t p://hows c h.wr yt es t uf f .c om/s wa32674.ht m )• The 17t h and 18t h Cent ur i es kni t t i ng i ndus t r y and begi nni ngs of m hani s ed ec kni t t i ng (ht t p://en.wi ki pedi a.or g/wi ki /Hi s t or y_ of _ kni t t i ng )• W l d W I an I I – m or ar ake do and m end• 1980s r educ ed popul ar i t y of hand kni t t i ng• And now… kni t t i ng i s bac k as a hobby 6
  7. 7. For s om peopl e kni t t i ng e i s s i m y a way of l i f e! plwww.bor ngi f t ed.c o.uk www.l i t t l es weet kni t t i ngs .c om www.kni t t i ngwi t hkar ma.bl ogs pot .c om 7
  8. 8. For m e i nf or m i on… or at H t p://www.v am .uk/page/k/kni t t i ng/ t .ac 8
  9. 9. Maki ng a s t i t c h …an exper i m ent W t h a needl e i n eac h hand t he s t i t c hes i wi l l go f r om t he l ef t hand needl e t o t he r i ghtI ns t r uc t i ons :• Ri ght needl e i n t hr ough s t i t c h l ef t t o r i ght• W ool i n r i ght hand r ound needl e• Ri ght needl e pul l down hooki ng s t i t c h• Pul l s t i t c h of f l ef t needl e ont o r i ght w w ockw kr b w .onecl or abit.comH e you m av ade a good 9
  10. 10. Now f or a s l i ght l y bet t er way I n 1 i ndi v i dual and 2 pai r s , gr ab s ome needl es and wool & l ear n t o kni t …• I ndi v i dual A. wi l l f ol l ow i ns t r uc t i ons f r om The Kni t t er ’s Bi bl e Cr om on (2004) pt• Pai r B. wi l l wat c h a v i deo c l i p (i n at 1:19 m n t o end) i http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G8kF5JBkjSs• Pai r C. I wi l l demons t r at e : w w ikipedia.or w .en.w g How di d you f i nd t hat ? 10
  11. 11. H p wi t h m el aki ng a good s t i t c h• Needl e s i z e c ompar ed t o yar n• Tens i on• Type of yar n (m m an ade/nat ur al f i br es )• Tool s 11
  12. 12. Kni t t i ng a r ow• i n Kni t s t i t c h• Now how t o pur l h w .l n2knit.co.u 12 ttp://w w ear k
  13. 13. Di f f er ent t ypes of s t i t c hes /c ombosSt oc ki ng s t i t c h Kni t and kni t 2x2 c abl e Kni t and 13 pur l
  14. 14. Cabl e St i t c h www.l ear n2kni t .c o.u k 14
  15. 15. Cas t i ng on; t he m hod et I know! Sev er al di f f er ent t ypes of c as t on i n di f f er ent c ount r i esKni t c as t ; s t r ong edge f or kni t t i ng• Qui c k t o kni t ww w .knittingh p.com el• Bi t t r i c ky t o get t he hang of• Gr eat when s t ar t i ng a r i b edge 15
  16. 16. Cas t i ng of fKni t c as t of f• Gi v es a s t r ong f i ni s h t o wor k• Ens ur es t hat i s does not f r ay• Enabl es you t o s t i t c h s ec t i ons of kni t t i ng t oget herNow you hav e a go atCas t i ng of f f i r s t t henCas t i ng on w w ionband.com w .l r 16
  17. 17. Onc e you know… you c an t eac h s omeone el s e 17
  18. 18. Kni t t i ng t her apy Kni t t i ng was us ed as par t of Oc c upat i onal Ther apy dur i ng W I W wi t h wounded m en Conf er enc e on Ther apeut i c Kni t t i ng ‘Kni t t i ng t o Fac i l i t at e Change’ hel d at Bat h’s Royal Sc i ent i f i c and Li t er ar y I ns t ittp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Occupational_ therapy 2012. h t ut i on June • Looki ng at t he benef i t s of kni t t i ng t o m anage s ym om and pt s em i ons t hough c hanges i n s oc i al and behav i our ot • Kni t t i ng gr oups t o t ac kl e l onel i nes s and i s ol at i on • educ at i ng, s uppor t i ng, m oni t or i ng and m i v at i ng peopl e ov er ot t he l onger -t er m at l ow c os t i n way whi c h does n’t f oc us on negat i v e i s ues • addi c t s c oul d us e kni t t i ng as a s el f -s oot hi ng t ool f or t he m anagem ent of em i ons , s t r es s and anxi et y t o enabl e t hem t o par t ake i n ot gr oup ac t i v i t y • ‘t ake hom t ool l i nked t o t he gr oup, e’ • Can be us ed t o hel p m anage pai n, hel p s uf f er er s wi t h Dem ent i a or m ent al heal t h pr obl em s How do you f eel 18now? ht t p://www.s t i t c hl i nks .c om/pdf s NewSi t e/r es ear c h/Repor t _ Pr es s %20Rel eas e.pdf ht t p://www.ukhandkni t t i ng.c om/kni t t i ng_ t her apy.php
  19. 19. And m f i nal t hought y f or t he dayI f you do dec i de t o c ont i nue kni t t i ng f r om what youv e l ear nt t oday t hi s i s what you m ght l i ke t o t r y! per haps a i bi t of t eam wor k wi t hhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OyZbGRydtL0&feature=relmfu pat i ent s ? !!s t ar t at 2:08 unt i l 2:38 19
  20. 20. Ref er enc es Cr om on, C (2004) The kni t t er ’s bi bl e. UK: D i d & Char l es pt av ht t p://en.wi ki pedi a.or g/wi ki /H s t or y_ of _ kni t t i ng i ht t p://en.wi ki pedi a.or g/wi ki /Oc c upat i onal _ t her apy ht t p://hows c h.wr yt es t uf f .c om wa32674.ht m /sht t p://www.s t i t c hl i nks .c om /pdf s NewSi t e/r es ear c h/Repor t _ Pr es s %20Rel eas e.pdf www.am on.c o.uk az www.bi bl egat eway.c om www.bor ngi f t ed.c o.uk www.kni t t i nghel p.c om www.kni t t i ngwi t hkar m a.bl ogs pot .c om www.l ear n2kni t .c o.uk www.l i onbr and.c om www.l i t t l es weet kni t t i ngs .c om www.m ont ykni t s .bl ogs pot .c om www.onec l oc kwor kr abbi t .c om www.s us i ef handm ade.bl ogs pot .c om www.v am .uk/page/k/kni t t i ng/ .ac www.en.wi ki pedi a.or g www.yout ube.c om /wat c h? v = G8kF5JBkj Ss www.yout ube.c om /wat c h? v =OyZbGRydt L0& eat ur e=r el m u f f www.z az z l e.c o.uk 20
  21. 21. Qs and Asw w e.co.u w .zazzl k 21

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