Thursday 08/07/2014, 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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Seven Things that can 'Make or Break' a Sweater with Margaret Fisher
Learn seven things that will make a big difference in the appearance of your sweaters. The smallest details can have a huge impact: increasing in ribbing, bumpy or smooth cast-on edge, slanting decreases, invisible increases, perfect buttonholes, flat edgings, and blocking.
You will learn about all of these things while you practice and receive lots of tips and hints. Since you are going to spend hours making a garment, you'll want to use these techniques to make even the simplest sweater look marvelous.
Note: This is an advanced beginner level class.
Homework swatches, needles and yarn used to make swatches.
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.
With smooth, light-colored, #4 (worsted-weight) yarn and appropriate-size needles knit swatches as follows:
Swatch 1: Cast on 18 sts. Work in k1, p1 rib for 2". Place stitches on a holder, leaving several yards of yarn attached.
Swatch 2: Cast on 23 sts. Work in stockinette stitch for 2". Place stitches on a holder, leaving several yards of yarn attached.
Swatch 3: Cast on 10 sts. Work in k1, p1 rib for 2". Place stitches on a holder. Leave yarn attached.