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Saturday 08/09/2014, 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Candace Eisner Strick
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Secrets from the Past: Unusual Stitch Patterns from Historic Counterpanes with Candace Eisner Strick
Antique counterpanes (bedspreads) used many unusual knitting patterns such as knobs, wheat ears, bells, scallop shells, fans, and bay leaves. These beautiful stitch patterns are rarely used in today's knitting, but can be successfully incorporated into contemporary garments and accessories, adding new dimension to your knitting.
_Light colored, #4 (worsted-weight) yarn
_5mm/US 8 needles
_The yarns will be used to create samples, so about 2 ounces will be enough
_Pen or pencil with eraser
_Blunt tapestry needles (large and small)
_Flexible tape measure
_Needles and crochet hooks of various sizes