Monday 10/15/2012, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday 10/16/2012, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Japanese Sweater Boot Camp with Gayle Roehm
If you'd like to get started on a Japanese design that you love, and you're familiar with the graphic format of Japanese hand knitting patterns, these two days will give you a chance to make some real progress. Gayle will help with notation, sizing, symbols and any other problems that you've found. We'll do a quick review of key information and symbols, and work through the steps to resize for your personal measurements. You'll have time to make a good start on a sweater for yourself. Bring something you've always wanted to knit or choose from several free patterns that are available.
Cable needle, sewing-up needle, note taking gear, crochet hook, yarn and needles to make your chosen design, tape measure with both metric and imperial measurements, ruler, pencil and eraser.
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.
choose a Japanese design that you want to knit. If you’d like to use a free pattern, Pierrot Yarns has given us permission to use their designs in class. You can find them at:
If possible, bring a good-sized (about 6” x 6”) swatch of your chosen stitch pattern in the yarn and needle size that you want to use. (If you’re not sure of your yarn, try to make a swatch in two or more possible yarns. It's best to choose yarn ahead of time, because there won’t be a market during Stitches ETC.)