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Friday 02/21/2014, 8:30 am - 11:30 am
Friday 02/21/2014, 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm


Skill Level
Intermediate

Class Hours
6

Teacher
Melissa Leapman

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Organic Stitchery: Novel Stitch Patterns Taken from Nature with Melissa Leapman
In this hands-on workshop, explore dimensional stitch patterns that resemble flora and fauna. We'll knit a cabled butterfly motif, an embossed oak leaf, and more. Even Mother Nature herself will be impressed!

Supplies
Four homework swatches; appropriate knitting needles; two 4mm/US 6 double-pointed needles; sticky notes.

Homework

Work all swatches with a smooth, worsted weight yarn, preferably wool, in a light color and appropriate size knitting needles.
Swatch 1
CO 23 sts. Work k1, p1 rib for 1". Begin with a knit row, work 6 rows of stockinette stitch. Slip stitches onto a holder with approximately 15 yds of yarn still attached.
Swatch 2
CO 35 sts. Work k1, p1 rib for 1". Purl one row. Slip stitches onto a holder with approximately 20 yards of yarn still attached.
Swatch 3 CO 27 sts. Work k1, p1 rib for 1". Beg with a knit row, work 7 rows of stockinette stitch. Slip sts onto a holder with approximately 20 yds of yarn still attached.
Swatch 4
CO 48 sts. Work k1, p1
rib for 1". Beg with a knit row, work 7 rows of stockinette stitch. Slip stitches onto a holder with approximately 30 yards of yarn still attached.