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Friday 08/08/2014, 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Ha, Fooled You! with Melissa Leapman
Explore interesting stitch patterns that fool the eye. In class you'll learn how to create huge embossed cables that seem to sit on top of the fabric—with no cabling involved! Also learn to knit beautiful faux Fair-Isle patterns using (yes) just one color per row. And if you've always wanted to play with mitered squares but hate the idea of all those pesky yarn tails, come and learn an easy way to make faux ones using simple slipped stitches.
Three homework swatches with the yarn still attached; 20 yds each of dark, medium, and light colored, #4 (worsted-weight yarn (solid colors); 5mm/US 8 needles; cable needle or 3.75/US 5 dpn; 3 medium-sized safety pins; scissors; sticky notes.
Swatch 1: With a dark colored, worsted-weight yarn and size 8 needles, CO 25 sts. Work k1, p1 rib for 1". Slip sts onto holder, keeping approximately 20 yds of yarn still attached.
Swatch 2: With off-white or white, worsted-weight yarn and size 8 needles, CO 22 sts. Work k1, p1 rib for 1". Slip sts onto holder, keeping approximately 20 yds of yarn still attached.
Swatch 3: Using any non-dark colored, worsted-weight yarn and size 8 needles, CO 28 sts and work same as Swatch 2.