Saturday 02/22/2014, 8:30 am - 11:30 am
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Creative Short Row Knitting with Myra Wood
Short rows aren't just for shaping. Discover a whole world of creative knitting with endless possibilities using short rows for sweaters, bags, and anything else you can imagine. You'll combine tons of yarns in various colors to explore wavy designs without a pattern. Great to combine with other freeform techniques! You'll also learn how to incorporate short rows into existing patterns.
Note: Must be familiar with short row wrap and turn before taking this class.
Six balls (25 yards or more) #4 (worsted weight) yarn that are all the same weight, in any fiber, 4.5mm/US 7 circular needles with at least a 20" cable, 6 removable stitch markers or safety pins.
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.
Before attending class you need to be familiar with basic short rows; wrapping & turning and picking up wraps from both sides of the fabric.
How to do basic short rows will not be covered.
Using size US 7 circular needles and worsted weight yarn, cast on 30 stitches and knit 2 rows.
Row 3 Knit to stitch 24, wrap and turn stitch 25. Row 4 and all WS rows Purl to end of row.
Row 5 Knit to stitch 19, wrap and turn stitch 20.
Row 7 Knit to stitch 14, wrap and turn stitch 15.
WS rows: Purl all stitches.
Pick up all wraps on next RS row and knit to end of row, then turn and purl to end of the next WS row, cut a 5 inch tail but leave all sts live on needles.
Note: you should be familiar with wrap & turns and picking up wraps from both sides of the fabric.
It's all covered in the tutorials....in detail!