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Thursday 02/20/2014, 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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Japanese Short Rows with Susanna Hansson
Short rows are an elegant way to shape your knitting and are the perfect way to finish off shoulders and build collars that lay flat. Japanese short rows are done without using the wrap-and-turn. Although they are a little tricky to learn, 'stair-step' shoulder bind-offs will be a distant memory once you master this technique. Complete your short rows with an elegant Japanese bind-off.
Smooth, #4 (worsted weight) wool in 2 contrasting colors (light-medium colors); appropriate needles (aim for gauge of 18-20 sts/4"); 24" or longer circular needles (NO STRAIGHT NEEDLES PLEASE); third needle (circular or straight) in the same size used to make swatches; 7 or more removable stitch markers safety-pin style.
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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.
Make 2 swatches according to the directions below. We will continue knitting on both swatches using the contrasting color.
Swatch 1: With color 1 cast on 40 sts. Work 5 rows of ribbing. Continue in St st until the swatch measures approximately 3" (end after completing a knit row). Leave about a 4" tail and keep the swatch on the needle ready to begin a purl row.
Swatch 2: With color 2, repeat Swatch 1 but end ready to begin a knit row.
Leave both swatches on needles.