Sunday 02/23/2014, 8:30 am - 11:30 am
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Steeks to the Rescue with Christine Bylsma
Knitters often think scissors are the enemy of yarn, but actually they are great enablers. Learn three different non-machine ways to anchor and cut your knitting (yes!) to change a pullover to a cardigan, shape a neckline, re-size a garment, add armholes, and put you in charge.
Note: You need to be comfortable with a basic crochet chain.
Various size crochet hooks appropriate for the swatches, scissors, calculator, tape measure, tapestry needle, yarn and needles used for the swatches, contrast-color yarn, circular needle 2 sizes smaller than swatch needles.
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 3 stockinette swatches of 5” x 5” in a smooth, light-colored, #4 (worsted weight) yarn. On the first swatch only keep 4 sts in the middle in twisted knit (knit through the back on the right side, purl through the back on the wrong side). Put the last swatch on a stitch holder rather than binding off.