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Thursday 10/09/2014, 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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Buttonholes and Bands with Margaret Fisher
In this class, you will focus on an important finishing step—working bands and making buttonholes. Master the techniques for picking up stitches as you understand how to make bands look flat and smooth. Learn how to space buttonholes evenly on a band. Practice several different buttonholes and learn how to place them in 1 x 1 and 2 x 2 ribs and in seed stitch.
Homework swatch, one ball of smooth, light-colored, worsted weight or chunky yarn (no fancy yarn or mohair), knitting needles appropriate for yarn (those used for swatch) and one pair of needles two sizes smaller.
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) or #5 (chunky) yarn, cast on 17 stitches. Work in stockinette stitch for 2 inches after completing a purl row. Continue to work in st st and decrease 1 stitch at end of every knit row 7 times. (To decrease work to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1.) Work 1 row even (10 sts). Bind off in pattern.