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Saturday 02/22/2014, 8:30 am - 11:30 am
Saturday 02/22/2014, 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Even More Challenging Stitches From Japanese Designs with Gayle Roehm
Ready for a real challenge? Join me to experience some new, complex, and (possibly) daunting stitch patterns drawn from Japanese garment designs. Each pattern presents an unusual challenge in executing the stitch or deciphering the chart. We’ll review the standardized symbols used in the selected patterns, with further explanation for a few that require clarification. We’ll go on to swatch at least eight stitch patterns. For each one we’ll consider what’s unusual about the chart and we'll take a look at the original garment. These are really fun to knit, and you’ll have several new techniques for your repertoire or to use in your own designing. The goal of the class is to demystify complex charts so you won't fear tackling any Japanese stitch pattern. Bring an adventurous spirit. You don’t need experience with Japanese patterns, but you should be comfortable knitting from charts.
Note: These patterns are not part of 6017 (previously 617-3) Challenging Stitches. You MUST be comfortable knitting from charts, and familiarity with Japanese symbols is helpful.
At least two colors in small amounts of smooth yarn for swatching (DK to worsted weight) and appropriate needles (sizes 5 to 8); a set of DPNs or other needles for your preferred method of knitting in the round.
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.