Sunday 04/14/2013, 8:30 am - 11:30 am
Sunday 04/14/2013, 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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Fluency Gloves with Sivia Harding
Secret beads hide in the shadows, emerging only when you put on these ribbed fingered or fingerless gloves. Several interesting techniques are covered in this class: the easy swirled rib pattern which looks cabled, but is performed with simple increases and decreases; a special twisted stitch pattern (performed without a cable needle) that adorns the thumb; and of course, the beads which must be strung onto the yarn before casting on. Sivia provides a treasure trove of glove knitting tips and tricks, as well as basic chart reading skills. Pattern includes a graphic representation of how and where to work each stitch of the ribbed fingers, which flow beautifully out of the ribbed swirls on the hand.
225 yds of Dk or light worsted weight yarn in a lighter shade of a shaded solid or solid color which are best for reading your knitting; set of 4 double pointed needles, 2 circular needles or 1 long circular needle, 3.75 mm/US 5 for knitting in the round; approximately 100 size 6/0 seed beads; threader such as dental floss threader (from drug store), wire needle, or big eye bead needle; stitch markers;
highlighter tape, post it notes, or magnetic chartkeeper for keeping track of your place.
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.
Wind yarn into a ball, checking carefully for any knots in the skein. If there are knots, cut them out and separate yarn into two (or more) balls. Using the outer strand of the ball (not the one coming from the center), string 96 of your beads onto the yarn or enough for one glove. Please make sure that your beads will easily fit onto the yarn without forcing.