Friday, November 5, 2010

No-sew zippers

Would you like to learn to insert zippers into knitwear with NO SEWING?  If your answer is yes, you have several ways to learn!

Method 1:  On November 30, 2010, stop by your favorite newsstand and pick up a copy of Interweave Knits magazine.  In a "Beyond the Basics" feature article which I have written, the full instructions appear. I'm pretty excited about sharing this method with you--it's taken a lot of years to figure it out, and it's pretty nifty to be able to create zippered knitwear with absolutely no sewing whatsoever.  For real! None. Nada. No sewing.

Method 2: The second method to learn this new technique will take place on April 30, 2011, when you can attend a workshop on installing zippers at the Minnesota Knitter's Guild 25th anniversary "Yarn Over" teaching event.  In my first foray into teaching in a LONG time, I'll be giving two workshops, actually. One will be about lots of different tips and tricks of the kind popularized on this blog, and the other will be on buttonholes (including the tulip buttonhole) as well as buttonhole alternatives and zippers.

The sign up is not yet open, but if you are a member of the Minnesota Knitter's Guild, you get first dibs at signing up. For further information, you can also visit the Yarnover group on Ravelry.

Method 3:  (updated December 23, 2010) There is a new video featuring Eunny Jang, the Interweave Knits editor, demonstrating the no-sew zipper technique.

Here's hoping you will like the new method, and I hope to meet some of you in real life at the 25th anniversary Yarnover event button/buttonhole/zipper workshop (or the tips and tricks workshop!) April 30, 2011.

Best regards--TK