Learn the basics of knitting at Fort Bend County Libraries’ Bob Lutts Fulshear/Simonton Branch Library on Monday, November 6, beginning at 6:00 p.m., in the Meeting Room of the library, located at 8100 FM 359 South in Fulshear.
In this hands-on adult craft class, “Knitting for Beginners,” library staff member Marie Picon will describe essential tools used for knitting, such as different yarns that can be used for varying effects, and how knitting needles differ from other types of needles. Those attending the program will learn two basic stitches – the knit stitch and the pearl stitch – and will begin a simple rectangle project that can be modified to make a variety of items, such as scarves, blankets, cowls, shawls, and more. Picon will also talk about the history of knitting, from the Middle Ages to the 19th century, and the different cultures in which it was found.
Knitting needles and yarn for the class will be provided thanks to the generous support of the Friends of the Bob Lutts Fulshear/Simonton Branch Library. Proceeds from the Friends of the Library book sales and annual membership dues help to underwrite the costs of special programming and various cultural events at the library.
Samples of the library’s instructional books, crafting magazines, and websites on the various sewing arts will be available.
The program is free and open to the public. Seating is limited, however, and reservations are required. To register online at the library’s website (www.fortbend.lib.tx.us), click on “Events,” select “Bob Lutts Fulshear/Simonton Branch,” and find the program. Participants may also register by calling the library at 281-633-4675, or by visiting the library.