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Thursday 10/11/2012, 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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Round Up! 4 Ways to Knit in the Round with Beth Whiteside
Circle the wagons! Explore ways to knit round and round, from the standard circular and double-pointed needles to the revolutionary 2-circulars and Magic Loop methods. We'll practice each technique while working a neckwarmer; when class is over you can use your favorite method to work the matching fingerless mitts at home! We'll also touch on joining tips, converting directions from flat to circular and working stitch patterns in the round.
120 yards of smooth, #5 (bulky weight) yarn in light or bright color, 6 to 8mm/US 10 to 11 needles or size recommended for yarn in EACH of following types: set of 4/5 double points, 16" circular needle (as measured tip to tip), 24" circular needle, 40" circular needle (a 36" is not long enough & a 60" is TOO long!).
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.
Using 16" circular needle, cast on 52 stitches.