Friday 02/22/2013, 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Off the Cuff with Susanna Hansson
Are they accessories or jewelry? Hard to say. Either way, they knit up quickly, make great gifts and fun additions to a winter wardrobe. And, if someone is cold, there is nothing more effective than keeping the pulse points warm.
Basic knitting skills are required, but there's nothing complicated about this type of bead knitting. Learn an easy way to calculate how many beads to string and then begin knitting the cuff with a provisional cast-on that will allow you to complete it with a three-needle bind-off rather than having to sew it together.
One skein smooth #1 (fingering weight) wool or wool blend yarn (wool needed for stretchability), needles to give you a gauge of 7 1/2 - 8 stitches/inch with your chosen yarn, crochet hook to match your needles and yarn, a "big eye" beading needle (one with the opening in the middle rather than at one end), 2-3 tubes of Japanese seed beads size 6 or 8 (preferred). No pre-strung Czek beads please. Make sure that a double strand of your yarn fits through the holes in your beads.
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.
If your yarn comes in a hank, wind it into a ball before coming to class.
Check your gauge before coming to class. Work a small (20 sts) swatch flat in garter stitch and adjust your needles until your gauge is 7 1/2 - 8 stitches/inch.
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