Friday 02/21/2014, 8:30 am - 11:30 am
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Elegant Knitted Ribbon Fabric for Jackets with Dawn McCormick
With the abundance of ribbon available to us today, it is time to revisit vintage knitted ribbon patterns. Knitting ribbon with today’s techniques typically produces a bulky fabric which can be appropriate for some garments. Wouldn’t it be wonderful to have the option to create a thinner fabric giving us more design options? In this course, we will review vintage ribbon knitting patterns and their construction. A selection of knitted jacket appropriate stitch patterns will be provided so that the class can practice constructing these fabrics. The class will close with a discussion of how to finish the ribbon fabric once knitted.
6.5mm/US 10.5 and 5mm/US 8 knitting needles (circular or straight)
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.