Thursday 08/08/2013, 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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Surface Embellishments with Beth Whiteside
Embroidery and needle weaving, couching and smocking â what techniques can we bring to knit fabric from other needle arts? We'll work inlay through the fabric, faux couching on top of it, and hemstitching around it. We'll discuss stitch patterns that provide good scaffolding, and look at different embellishing elements (yarn? ribbon? strips of fabric?), experimenting with the materials at hand.
70 yds #4 (worsted-weight) plain yarn in 1 color (A); 50 yds in complementary color multi-color or handpaint (B); small amounts of embellishing yarns such as narrow ribbon, thick-n-thin single-spuns, handpaints; needles appropriate for worsted. Students MUST have large eye tapestry needle.
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 A, cast on 30 stitches. Rows 1-16 Knit 4 rows; work 12 rows stockinette stitch. Rows 17, 20-21 [P2, k2] to last 2 sts, p2. Rows 18-19, 22 [K2, p2] to last 2 sts, k2. Rows 23-24 Work 2 rows stockinette. Rows 25-44 [Knit 4 rows; work 4 rows stockinette] twice; knit 4 rows. Row 45 Purl. Row 46 Knit. Rows 47-60 [Work 2 rows seed stitch, 2 rows stockinette st] 3 times; work 2 rows stockinette. Rows 61-68 [Work 2 rows seed stitch, 2 rows stockinette] 2 times. Rows 69-80 Knit 4 rows; work 4 rows stockinette; knit 4 rows. Row 81 K1, [wrap yarn around the needle twice between stitches, k1] to last stitch. Row 82 Dropping yarnovers off needle, knit (tug so extra length goes into stitches). Row 83-86 Knit. Row 87 Purl. Row 88 Knit.
Row 89 K1, [yo, k2tog] to last stitch, k1. Row 90-91 Knit. Row 92 Purl. Row 93-94 Knit. Rows 95-100 Repeat Rows 89-94 once. Bind off.