March 06, 2020

About the Basic Needle Knitting Course

After a long time, I decided to hold a needle knitting basic course at the Tokyo store. Therefore, I would like to explain the significance and method of the lecture once again from the lecturer Ochiai.

A question I get a lot is, "I just knitted a few sweaters, can you keep up?"
Of course, I won't teach you how to knit, so it's only natural that you should be able to knit the front and back, and it would be a problem if you didn't know how to increase or decrease the number of stitches or the technique of turning back to some extent. I think you should study hard by asking questions. I don't know drafting at all, no problem. A vague understanding of how gauges are calculated is enough. What is a set-in sleeve? It's okay to think.

I can only say one thing. Only your motivation!

The reason why I started this course is because I want to share my skills with everyone in a short time.
As a rationalist, I hate lazy lectures. We will condense and deliver the necessary matters in 6 times.
Therefore, every time the course is held, the faces of all the students are exhausted and at a loss, but as a result of their hard work, they have completed a wonderful sweater in their own size.

I always find it amusing, but when I give information to the students about the applied course after the basic course is over, almost all of them come.
I can't believe I'm going to take the next lecture even though I'm cornered like that every time!
And by the time I finish the application course, I feel sad that there is no future. I'm glad that you enjoyed it so much, but on the other hand, I'm always sorry that there's no more.

Every time I have homework to come up with a design, I have a lot to do. But I'm sure after this course, a new world of knitting will appear again.
If you want to learn technology in a short time, let's study together.

Noriko Ochiai, Instructor of Basic Needle Knitting Course