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Knits + Purls

NEW SESSION [8-WEEKS] | Starting January 29th, 2020

The health benefits of knitting are well documented. From improving focus to increased mental stimulation. The process of knitting can also be an enormous factor in stress relief and contributes greatly towards relaxation. Join instructor Douglas Morris as he teaches you how much fun and how easy it can be to learn knitting and make your own knitwear!

The class is designed to teach beginners the basics of knitting, but is also useful to those knitters in need of a refresher course. It will start with the basics of casting on, the knit stitch, the purl stitch, and binding off. The class will progress with one simple pattern combining all of these new skills into one sample swatch and then will culminate with a more complex scarf pattern. During these two projects the students will also be taught how to read their knitting, how to fix mistakes and how to unknit if the find a mistake in their project.

After these two projects, students will be encouraged to select their own patterns to start a more ambitious skill set. Depending on the pattern or garment selected, they will need many different potential skills i.e. how to create cables, how to increase and decrease stitches, creating a garment to size, color work and button holes for example.

While working on individual projects, the students will also get an ever-expanding education about reading patterns, new stitches, tips and tricks, yarn weights and fiber content, creating garments that fit, and the multitude of online knitting resources for problem solving. 

Inital supplies for this class will be provided by The Perfect Purl

More about Douglas Morris (Facilitator): A self-taught knitter currently teaching a beginner knitting class at the Desert AIDS Project in Palm Springs since Aug 2018. Additionally, Douglas hosts a Men’s Knit Night every Tuesday evening downtown at Starbucks on Sunny Dunes Rd & S Palm Canyon. More about Douglas Morris work can be found on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter [Facebook group for Men Knit PSP] or at www.theperfectpurl.com

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Additional Info

  • When: Wednesdays, 10:00 am to Noon [8 weeks] | New session starting January 29, 2020
  • Where: The Center @ 1301 N Palm Canyon Dr., 3rd Floor. Palm Springs, CA
  • Cost: The Center Members: $10/Session | Non-members: $12/Session
  • Contact: Please call The Center @ 760-416-7790 | Registration is required.
  • The LGBT Community Center of The Desert

    The McDonald/Wright Building

    1301 North Palm Canyon Dr, 3rd Floor
    Palm Springs, CA 92262

    760.416.7790 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    Open Monday - Friday 8:30am - 4:30pm

    The Center is a non-profit 501 (c)(3) public charity
    EIN # 33-0937301

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