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Saturday 02/23/2013, 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Professional Looking Cuffs Using the Magic Cast-on with Lorilee Beltman
Learn to knit professional looking cuffs and hems without crochet hooks or waste yarn. Class begins by learning Judy's Magic Cast-on and proceeds to knitting in the round to learn first hand what a beautifully-tensioned invisible cast can look like. Next we work a hemmed cuff, both plain and picot without waste yarn or sewing down bulky edges. Finally, create the professional and tidy tubular cast-on in 1 x 1 and 2 x 2 rib, again without waste yarn or a crochet hook. These memorizable techniques will be your new "go-to" skills for provisional starts and for sweater, hat, and mitten cuffs.
One 4 or 4.5mm/US 6 or 7 slippery, circular needle 24" long or longer, one additional needle either straight, circular, or dpn of similar size, 50 grams of #4 (worsted weight) yarn. Yarn must be a multi-ply wool, smooth, and colored lightly enough to see well. Yarn must not be single ply, acrylic, fuzzy (no mohair), splitty, dark, nor thinner than worsted. Gauge is not critical for class.