Sunday 08/10/2014, 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Candace Eisner Strick
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Ten Things Your Mother Never Taught You with Candace Eisner Strick
Chances are you're still doing the cast on, decreasing, and other techniques that your mother taught you umpteen years ago. No matter how long you've been knitting, you can still refine your techniques to make your knitting look neater and more professional.
We will cover 10 techniques that will take you through the millenium: cable edge cast-on, 1-row buttonhole, how to rip, picking up stitches neatly, the best increases and decreases and where to use them, delayed bind-off, grafting, 3-needle bind-off, sewing a seam, and provisional cast-on.
About 2 ounces of #4 (worsted-weight) wool yarn and appropriate needles, dpns in same size.
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.
Swatches 1 & 2 With worsted weight #4 wool yarn, knit 2 swatches in stockinette stitch about 4" wide and 2" long. Keep both on stitch holders with a few yards of attached yarn.
Swatches 3 & 4 Knit two swatches in stockinette stitch 4” long and 2” wide. Bind these swatches off.