Saturday 10/11/2014, 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Patchwork Knitting Beyond the Square with Margaret Hubert
Students explore patchwork knitting using shell and kite shapes in addition to the usual mitered square. Booklet has explicit instructions for completing these shapes and instructions for a bag using the different methods.
2 compatible colors of #4 (worsted weight) yarn (also used for homework) and 5mm/US 8 knitting needles
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.
LARGE SHELL: Worked in 2 colors (make 2)
With Color 1, cast on 31 stitches. Rows 1 and 2 Knit.
With Color 2, Row 3 K1, *slip 1, k3, repeat from *, end slip 1, k1. Row 4 K1 *with yarn in front (wyif) slip 1, k 3, repeat from * ending wyif slip 1, k1. Row 5 P1, wyib slip 1, p3, repeat from *, end wyib slip 1, p1. Row 6 Same as row 4.
With Color 1, Row 7 Knit. Row 8 (first dec row) *K2 , k2tog, rep from *, end k3 (24 sts).
With Color 2, Row 9 K1, *slip 1, k2, repeat from *, end slip 1, k1. Row 10 K1, *wyif sl 1, k2, rep from *, end k1. Row 11 P1, * wyib slip 1, p2, repeat from *, end wyib sl 1, p1. Row 12 As row 10.
With Color 1, Row 13 Knit. Row 14 (dec row) K2, *k2tog, k1, rep from *, end k2 (17 sts)
With Color 2, Row 15 *K1, slip 1, rep from *, end k1. Row 16 K1, *wyif slip 1, k1, rep from *. Row 17 P1, *wyib slip 1, p1, rep from *. Row 18 As row 16 end color 2.
With Color 1, Row 19 Knit. Row 20 (dec row) K2, *k2tog, rep from *, end k3 (11 sts). Row 21 *K1, slip 1, rep from *, end k1. Row 22 K1, *wyif slip 1, k1, repeat from *. Row 23 Knit. Row 24 K2, *k2tog, rep from *, end k1 (7sts). Row 25 Knit. Row 26 Knit, bind off.