Thursday 10/11/2012, 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Jane Slicer Smith
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Designing with Miters with Jane Slicer Smith
Take a designer's journey with Jane and mitered squares. First, step out of the square by seeing it as a mitered diamond. Add increases for A-line and Swing and decreases for Jane's flattering fit and style. Jane talks about how she has learned to accommodate and manipulate the limitations of miters into A-line and Swagger styles, showing garments from her book Swing, Swagger, Drape—all with two-row stripes!
2 colors of #4 (8 ply, worsted weight) yarn, 4mm/US 6 needles.
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.
Miter 1: With 4mm/US 6 needles and 8ply (worsted) and color A, cast on 35 sts, Row 2 Knit (WS) — garter st.
Keep A attached and join B. Row 3 In color B, knit to center 3 sts, slip 1, k2tog, psso (SK2P), knit to end. Row 4 Knit. Row 5 With A, knit to center 3 sts, SK2P, knit to end. Row 6 Knit. Repeat Rows 3-6 working until 3 sts remain. Next row (WS) SK2P. Pull yarn through last stitch to tie off.
Miter 2: Work same Miter 1 BUT with A in garter stitch and B in stockinette stitch (purl WS rows). Keep A and B attached.