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2039
Sunday 08/10/2014, 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm


Skill Level
Intermediate

Class Hours
3

Teacher
Lily Chin

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Alternative Closures with Lily Chin
Tired of the same old buttons? Don't want to do buttonholes? Through example, see the many, various ways to close up garments otherwise. Learn more than a few new tricks and hints. Know what to avoid and what look out for.

Supplies
* All homework.
* Crochet hooks of various sizes, tapestry needles, extra yarn of various light colors, shank button and 4” of waxed dental floss.
* Cable needles, circular or double-pointed needles appropriate for yarns
* 2 identical shank buttons

Homework
Swatch 1 With any yarn and needles, make 2 of the following: Cast on 9 sts, * work in stockinette st for about 1”, end with a purl row.
Next Row:  k 4, yo, k 2 tog, k rem 3 sts.
Repeat from * until piece meas about 10 to 12”, bind off.
Make the other piece in another color if you can.
Swatch ​2 With any yarn and needles, make I-cord as follows: Cast on 3 or 4 sts on one double pointed needle or dpn.  * With another dpn, k across.  DO NOT TURN WORK, always have RS or k side facing you.  Slide all sts to right-hand end of dpn.  String strand of yarn across back of work and rep from * until cord measures about 12", bind off.  Tug on cord slightly lengthwise.  This cord is similar to that made by "knitting knobbies" and looks like small, circular tube.  Make another 3 in same manner with other colors.  If you can’t get to them all, use very heavy yarn the same thickness as the I-cord.
 Swatch 3 With any yarn and needles, make a crocheted chain for about 24”.  Make another one or two in same manner with another color if you can but make them only 16” long.
Swatch 4 With any yarn and needles, make the following:
Cast on 7 sts, * work in stockinette st for about 1”, end with a WS row. Next Row:  k 2, yo, k 2 tog, k rem 3 sts.
Repeat from * until piece meas about 10 to 12”, bind off.
Make the other piece in another color if you can but the eyelet row is as follows:
​k 4, yo, k 2 tog, k last st.
You will have 2 pieces with holes along a left side edge and a right side edge respectively.