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Friday 02/21/2014, 8:30 am - 11:30 am
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Provisional Cast-ons: The How and Why with Gwen Bortner
At least one provisional cast-on should be in every knitter's tool box. And, in fact, there are several options, each with their own pros and cons.
During the first half of class, you will learn how to complete at least three different provisional cast-on methods (possibly more if we have time). Then, we'll explore why every serious knitter needs to know this technique as we apply what we have learned to creating the perfect start to a top-down sweater, uncover the magic of the mobius, and investigate the many options these interesting cast-ons provide.
1 oz of smooth #4 (worsted weight) yarn, 10 yds of a slick, smooth yarn of a similar weight in a contrasting color for waste yarn, 2 sets of circular or 1 set of double pointed needles in a size appropriate for the yarn selected, a crochet hook the same size or larger than needles.