Sunday 10/12/2014, 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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Patty’s Knitting Bag of Tricks with Patty Lyons
There are so many wonderful knitting tricks that make our lives better. Over the years of knitting and teaching I’ve accumulated quite a few fantastic tricks. I love it when I’m teaching a class and a student declares “I love that tip!”. So, I’ve decided to dig into my knitting bag of tricks and put them all in one class. From how to do a better SSK, to how to avoid the gap at the end of a bind off, to how to count your cable rows, how to tighten your first stitch, and more. Get ready to find your new favorite knitting tricks!
Worsted or chunky light weight yarn; small separate ball of yarn; small amount of thin crochet cotton; needles appropriate for yarn
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.
Swatch 1 CO 28 stitches. Row 1 *K3, p2, rep from * to last 3 stitches, k3. Row 2 *P3, k2, rep from * to last 3 stitches, p3. Repeat Rows 1-2, do not bind off, we will be working this swatch.
Swatch 2 Cast on 24 stitches, work 2 inches in plain stockinette (NO GARTER EDGE), enough to get a sense of your knitting style. Do not bind off, we will be working this swatch.