Intro to Machine Knitted Accessories

September 2 - September 3, 2023

Intro to Machine Knitted Accessories


Details Fee Breakdown:
Tuition: $375
Material Fee: $80

In this class, you will learn how to knit on a standard knitting machine and come away with a hand-made accessory (or two!). On day one, we will cover basic setup and cast-off methods for single-bed knitting, color changes, short-rowing, and some decorative stitches. After you are comfortable at your machines, we’ll begin by knitting a striped scarf with the option of fringe or turning it into a long cowl. We’ll practice advanced structures on day two and come away with a hat, with the option of a pom-pom. Participants of all levels are welcome and do not need to know hand-knitting or have prior experience with the knitting machine. The accessories will require minimal seaming, so some handwork is necessary to finish the accessories.

Workshops run from 9:00am to 5:00pm each day
Lunch is included for all participants

Level: Beginner and Beyond
Workshop Levels

Definitions of Skill Levels for Workshops

  • Beginner and Beyond: Introductory level course that presents basic knowledge of tools, materials and techniques and is geared towards first timers or those who want to improve and expand their technique. It takes time to build skills.
  • Advanced Beginner and Beyond: Instruction that assumes some familiarity with tools, materials and equipment. Includes reviews and builds on basic skill sets, allows for those with more experience to work at their own pace. Further development of fundamentals, participants have had at least one class or equivalent with professional instruction.
  • Intermediate: Course content that assumes a working knowledge of basic studio tools, materials and equipment necessary to accomplish the projects and techniques to be explored. Participants feel comfortable in the studio setting.
  • Intermediate to Advanced: Course content that requires a proficient working knowledge of studio tools, materials and equipment necessary to accomplish the projects and techniques to be explored in class.
  • Advanced: Assumes proficiency and advanced working knowledge of materials and studio tools and equipment so that the focus is on artistic narrative and/or technical development.
Ages: Adult


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Meghan L. Kelly

Meghan Kelly is a fiber artist, knitwear designer, and Assistant Professor of textile design at Thomas Jefferson University. She studied Fiber Art and Art History at Kansas City Art Institute. After stints as a professional framer, bronze fabricator, and seamstress, and having lived all over the Midwest, she moved to Philadelphia to attend the Textile Design graduate program at Philadelphia University. After obtaining her M.S. in Textile Design, she worked at Kelbourne Woolens, a hand-knitting yarn distribution and design firm. Adjacent to managing the logistics of import and distribution, she designed and wrote hand-knitting patterns, designed yarns, collaborated with mills, and created seasonal trend and color briefs for each line. Meghan currently teaches knitwear design for the undergraduate and graduate curriculums of Textile Design at Jefferson in Philadelphia, where she specializes in designing for the Passap and the Stoll and Shima Seiki electronic knitting machines.

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