Friday 08/26/2011, 8:30 am - 11:30 am
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Eight Empowering Edges with Christine Bylsma
Ribbing and garter stitch are usually reliable choices for edges, but not all edges are equal. Learn eight hard-working edges that empower you to create beautiful, professional details; provide the control needed and give the option of making your own design decisions.
Yarn and needles used for swatches,contrast color yarn, circular needles 2 sizes smaller than swatch needles, crochet hooks of various sizes.
Sharp scissors, notebook, pen or pencil with an eraser, stitch markers, blunt tapestry needles (large and small), flexible tape measure, small calculator, and needles & crochet hooks of various sizes.
Swatch 1: Work a 6" x 6" stockinette swatch in a smooth, light-colored, #4 (worsted-weight) yarn with appropriate needles. Bind off.
Swatch 2: Work a swatch similar to the first swatch for 3". Bind off 6 sts at the beginning of the next right-side row, then bind off 2 sts at the same edge every right-side row 3 times. Continue even until the swatch is 6". Bind off.
Swatch 3: Cast on 27 sts with a smooth yarn and appropriate needles, knit 6 rows (garter), leave on the needles.