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Thursday 08/09/2012, 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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Bead Knitting Sampler with Betsy Hershberg
Expand your horizons by joining the ranks of happy knitters who have learned how to enhance their knitting with beads of all kinds. As you learn nine different methods to include beads in stockinette fabric, you'll create a wonderful sampler that coordinates with written instructions to provide the perfect take-home reference guide. We'll use large beads and worsted-weight yarn, so no worries about eye strain or managing tiny beads. This is the class in which to begin your adventures in bead knitting!
Materials fee: $2 (assorted beads).
2 oz of SMOOTH, LIGHT-COLORED, #4 (worsted-weight) yarn (wool or wool blend preferred); 5, 5.5, or 6mm/US 8, 9 or 10 straight OR circular needles; 1 crochet hook size C or D (2.75 mm-3.25 mm); small to medium tapestry needle. TIP: A truly light colored yarn, e.g., white, off-white or a very pale pastel will really help you get the most out of this class and make your knitting that much easier on your eyes.
Materials Fee: $2 (assorted beads)
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.