Sentro Secrets: Stress-Free Knitting on a Circular Knitting Machine


Instructor: Amy Shelton of SPARKLE Studio

Time of Class: 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm on Saturday, March 23

Sentro circular knitting machines are now all the rage! These Sentro really speed up your ability to crank out a large number of hats, scarves, fingerless mitts, and cute animals and other stuffies in record time. You can even use them to make sweaters! If you need to make a large number of items for charity or for sale, a Sentro is the way to go. A Sentro is also a great way for older kids to make fun gifts for all their friends,

While free patterns abound on the internet, these machines can be a little difficult to use at first.  This class will cover all the secrets I’ve discovered to help make knitting on a Sentro fast, easy, fun, and as stress-free as possible.

I’ll cover:

* cast on and cast off

* how to reduce status and why this is important

* how to fix dropped and tuck stitches

* how and when to use waste yarn

* where to find patterns

* seaming techniques (if there’s time)

* choosing good yarns

* working with difficult yarns

You’ll also get to use the Sentro 48-pin circular knitting machine to make a reversible beanie during class!

Some may say this isn’t hand knitting, but even though the machine speeds up the time required to make the stitches, you still have to carefully watch for tucked or dropped stitches so you can fix them as you go!

If you fall in love with the Sentro, you may purchase your machine after class in the SPARKLE Studio booth.

Be sure to scroll down and read complete class details and requirements before registering for this class.

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Skill Level: Beginner.

Age Requirements: Children age 8 to 12 must have an accompanying adult who is also registered for the class in case additional assistance is needed.

About the Instructor: I’ve been crocheting since I was 9 years old, so long I don’t even remember learning or not being extremely fast at it! I now teach crochet, knitting, spinning, rigid heddle weaving, triloom weaving, pin loom weaving, circular machine knitting, sewing, and more at SPARKLE Studio in Huntsville, AL and at fiber festivals throughout the southeast. I’m a certified instructor for Jenny King’s Get Squared method of garment design. I served on the board for the directors of the Crochet Guild of America for four years, including two years as president.



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