Friday 02/22/2013, 8:30 am - 11:30 am
Friday 02/22/2013, 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Bias Knitting Without Prejudice with Lily Chin
Learn this diverse method of knitting that creates different, dynamic, directional lines easily and then learn its applications. Get the angle on your pieces, try various colors and textures for head-turning work. Mix and match several effects simultaneously. Ideas for trims, accents, and even whole garments will be discussed. Go from easy panels to larger projects. Your head will be spinning with new ideas, all without a pattern.
Light-colored, #4 (worsted weight) yarn in 3-5 different colors; needles appropriate for yarn; slightly smaller double-pointed needles or shorter circular needles; at least 2 sheets of square graph paper (about 8 squares per inch); colored pencils or markers; scissors; and homework swatches.
Swatch 1: With light-colored, worsted weight yarn, cast on 12 stitches. There will always be 12 sts at the end of all rows. *Row 1 (RS) K1, K2tog, k7, inc in next stitch, k1. Row 2 (WS) Purl. Change to another color and repeat rows 1 and 2. Repeat from * until piece measures about 4", ending with a second-color row, bind off with first color.
Swatch 2. With light-colored, worsted weight yarn, cast on 13 sts. There will always be 13 sts at end of all rows. Row 1 K1, inc in next stitch, k8, ssk for left-slanting dec, k1. Row 2 Knit. Row 3 Repeat Row 1. Row 4 P1, (p2tog, yo) 5 times, p2. Rep rows 1 through 4 for pattern. Work until piece measures about 4" ending with pattern row 4, do not bind off.
Swatch 3. With another light-colored, worsted weight yarn, begin on RS row and work in garter stitch throughout. Cast on 4 sts. Row 1 K2, knit & purl in next stitch to inc, knit. (5 sts). Row 2 Sl first stitch as if to purl, knit to last stitch, sl last stitch as if to purl. Row 3 K3, inc in next stitch, knit last stitch. (6 sts). Row 4 Rep Row 2. Rows 5-16 Rep Rows 3 and 4 end with 12 stitches. Row 17 Bind off first 8 stitches, k1, inc in next stitch, k1. (5 sts). Row 18 Rep Row 2. Row 19-32 Rep Rows 3 and 4, end with 12 sts. If desired, rep rows 17-32 once more. If not, bind off.