Ergo I Knit with Carson Demers

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Ergo I Knit with Carson Demers

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Take a class with Carson Demers on Sunday, October 8 or Monday, October 9. Say goodbye to knitting aches and pains!

By day, Carson is a physical therapist who operates an award winning ergonomics program for a San Francisco medical center. Every other moment, he's knitting, spinning, designing, teaching, or otherwise up to some fiber fun - always with a watchful eye toward ergonomics. His passion and experience in fiber arts combine with his expertise in physical therapy and ergonomics to create a unique skill set that he eagerly shares with the fiber community to keep us all creating healthfully - and comfortably - ever after.

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Knitting Happily Ever After, Ergonomics for Knitters ($60)
Sunday, October 8, 8:30-11:30am or
Monday, October 9, 8:00-11:00am

Ever known a knitter who hasn’t said, “Just one more row”? Me neither! I’ll bet they’ve also complained of aches and pains while knitting. In this class, you’ll learn how knitting affects the “fabric that makes the fabric” - your body, and see how your knitting technique impacts your efficiency and productivity.

By completing a Risk of Injury assessment in class you’ll learn how knitting contributes to those aches and pains throughout your body. But more importantly, you’ll learn how to reduce them. A little knowledge and some simple changes can keep you knitting comfortably and safely ever after.

Students who’ve taken this class have said that it should be “required learning for all knitters regardless of experience level!” and, “it’s as important as the knit and purl stitches!” This class is taught by a passionate knitter who is also a physical therapist.

KnittRx ($30)
Sunday, October 8, 5:30-7:00pm

Knitting is not a “no pain, no gain” activity. Yet many of us take better care of our favorite stash fiber than we do the fibers that allow us to knit—our bodies. Tired muscles, sore joints, and aching backs and necks needlessly plague too many knitters. This class will teach you fun ways of “fiber care” for the most important project you make—YOU!  Don’t let the preventable keep you from doing what you love. Knit on, safely and comfortably!

Swatchbuckling ($60)
Monday, October 9, 6:30-9:30pm

Avast ye mateys! Let’s bring improved ergonomics to life in your knitting technique. We’ll swatch to improve your posture, comfort, and efficiency. We’ll examine yarn tensioning techniques, and all phases of stitch creation first with simple then more challenging swatches and stitches. We’ll also look at ways to add movement to knitting to avoid stiffness and injuries caused by disuse.

Class is appropriate for students who are comfortable with basic knit purl stitches. Swatches of basic cable and lace patterns are also made in class. Stitch patterns are provided in both charted and written formats.

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