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Friday 08/09/2013, 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Garter Stitch Finesse with Margaret Fisher
Garter stitch is easy to knit, but shaping and finishing garter-stitch fabrics can be challenging. Learn and practice all the standard knitting techniques in this very popular stitch pattern â increasing and decreasing, vertical and horizontal seams, short rows, and picking up stitches for bands. Learn how to make your garter-stitch garments and projects look beautifully constructed and finished.
Homework swatches; smooth, light-colored, #4 (worsted-weight) yarn (approximately 2 oz. or 50 gms); appropriate size needles; and needles 2 sizes smaller; several yards of yarn in a contrasting color.
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.
With smooth, light-colored, #4 (worsted-weight) yarn and appropriate needles, knit swatches as follows:
Swatches 1 to 4 (make 4 exactly the same): Cast on 20 stitches. Work in garter stitch for 4". Bind off in pattern.
Swatches 5: Cast on 16 stitches. Work in garter stitch for 3". Place stitches on a holder. Do not slip the edge stitches (or work any other selvage stitches on these swatches).