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Thursday 02/20/2014, 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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Challenging Stitches From Japanese Designs, Part 1 with Gayle Roehm
One of the fun things about knitting Japanese designs is discovering new stitch patterns. We’ll explore some interesting charted stitches which will be new to even the experienced knitter. They're challenging because the chart may be hard to interpret (with composite symbols or Japanese footnotes) or the execution of the stitch may be unusual. We'll do a quick review of Japanese stitch symbology, then swatch four or five stitch patterns.
Note: Students must be very comfortable knitting from charted stitch patterns. Some
familiarity with Japanese stitch symbology is useful but not required.
Non-textured smooth yarn for swatching (leftovers are fine) and needles suitable for the yarn (suggested: DK or worsted weight with needles 5 to 7); crochet hook; cable needle or DPN.
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.