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5231
Saturday 02/21/2015, 8:30 am - 11:30 am
Saturday 02/21/2015, 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm


Skill Level
Intermediate

Class Hours
6

Teacher
Lily Chin

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The Savvy Pick-up with Lily Chin
Many Knitters have trouble picking up stitches from an existing knit piece. How many stitches do you pick up? Where do you pick up from? Learn simple solutions for easing around curves. Make smoother transitions from cast on edges. See how picking up stitches ahead of time can even aid seaming! Even get an idea for creative uses of picking up after the fact within the fabric.

In class we will work a multiple of short rows methods, including garter, Japanese and German short rows, discovering which one is best suited to your tension and/or project. We will also learn ways to sneak short rows into your knitting with surprising results.


Supplies
Smooth, light-colored, DK(#3) yarn in 2 colors, 50 yards each; needles in a size appropriate for your yarn.

Knitting Basics:

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.

Homework
None.