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Sunday 08/11/2013, 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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Creative Crochet Edgings for Knitters with Margaret Fisher
Certain styles of garments look elegant with crocheted rather than handknit edgings. Just as ribbings look great on Fair Isle sweaters, crochet edgings look fabulous on jackets, vests, and tops. In this class, you will learn how to customize your handknits and give them a contemporary look with beautiful crochet edgings worked directly onto the knit fabric. Start by learning how to work a single crochet foundation row on horizontal and vertical knitted edges. Then, learn several attractive edgings including picots and backwards single crochet. Practice working buttonholes on edgings and bands. Yes, knitters, YOU will master and learn to love beautiful, simple, crochet edgings.
Note: Participants must be proficient at working single crochet.
Homework swatches; several light colors of smooth, #4 (worsted-weight) yarn; size F crochet hook.
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.
Work four 4" x 4" stockinette stitch swatches in a light colored, #4 (worsted-weight) yarn.