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Friday 02/22/2013, 8:30 am - 11:30 am
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Fabulous Fabrics Just for Jackets with Gwen Bortner
A knitted jacket is the perfect item to add to your wardrobe. Wear it to the office over a skirt and shell or toss it on with a t-shirt and jeans for a day of shopping. However, knitting a jacket can be different than knitting a sweater. Learn what makes a good jacket fabric along with methods to achieve the desired result. Try a number of different stitch pattern possibilities and learn how to identify good possibilities early. Finally, begin developing a gauge swatch for your own jacket.
1 - 3 colors of yarn in a similar weight (#3-DK weight recommended) for jacket swatch, variety of needle sizes including sizes larger and smaller than would be typically used with the yarn.
Strong knitting skills, comfortable working pattern stitches.