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Saturday 02/22/2014, 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Navajo Knitting with Michelle Hunter
Magically turn lace weight yarn into worsted-weight yarn with Navajo knitting, also known as chain plying. Navajo knitting triple plies yarn from one skein without cutting or dividing the skein. This is a perfect use for that large skein of lace yarn hiding in your stash, or that cone of handspun that is begging to be knit!
Learn the basics of the technique plus how to alternate triple and single plies within a project to create sheer stripes, a big trend in today's fashion. Begin a beautiful scarf using all of the above methods. WARNING: This technique is addicting!
Lace weight yarn (smooth yarn is preferred), minimum of 400 yards which will yield a scarf approximately 6"x 40", 5mm/US 8 needles (bring a few extra sizes to adjust gauge if needed). In addition to lace weight yarn, bring 50 yards, smooth #3 (Dk-weight) yarn and 8mm/US 11 needles for practicing technique in class.
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.