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Friday 08/10/2012, 8:00 am - 11:00 am
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Turn Mistakes and Mishaps into Knowledge and Experience with Leslye Solomon
Mistakes — we all have made them. Some are very obvious from the beginning; when your stitches accidentally fall off the needle, a single or multi-row dropped stitch in stockinette stitch, garter stitch or seed; a knit where you should have purled; a cable in the wrong direction, a lost yarn-over; and more. Through practice in this class, you will be able to fix a list of common mistakes possibly avoiding the need to start over or throw a garment away.
Some mistakes insidiously get noticed after the sweater is finished, because there was more information to be learned in that swatch you unraveled. Know the information which can help you avoid the problems of stretching or growing, and/or shrinking. Think of that sweater you once made and choose to not wear. This important class promises to arm you with the best information to prevent and fix a variety of mishaps and disappointing results that appear immediately or long after the garment is complete. Instead of consequences being your teacher, this problem-ending class will arm you with techniques to turn you into a confident, successful, target-oriented, and fearless knitter.
Needles used to make sample; 5, 5.5 or 6mm/H, I or J crochet hook; and a sharp scissors.
Make one long swatch with three sections as follows:
Using #4 (Aran-weight) wool and 5.5mm/US 9 needles, cast on 18 stitches. Row 1 K1, p1 to end. Row 2 P1, k1 to end. (seed stitch). Repeat Rows 1 and 2 for about 3". Then work in garter stitch (knit all rows) for 3". Finally, work in stockinette stitch (knit 1 row, purl 1 row) for 3". Do not bind off.