Sunday 02/22/2015, 8:30 am - 11:30 am
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From Start to Finish with Edie Eckman
You've taken the time to choose the best yarn, get gauge, and make perfectly formed stitches. Why stop now? Make sure that your finishing techniques are the best they can be!
Learn steps to take (from the moment you pick up the needles) to create beautifully finished sweaters. We'll cover best practices for blocking, seaming, weaving in ends, and picking up stitches.
Homework swatches, yarn and needles used for homework, tapestry needle, scissors
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.
Use smooth, light-colored worsted weight wool and appropriate needles. Leave all ends to be woven in later. Follow directions carefully. Swatch #1: Long-tail CO 14 sts. Row 1 (WS): P2, *k2, p2; rep from * across. Row 2: K2, *p2, k2; rep from * across. Rep Rows 1 and 2 five times. Row 13: Purl. Row 14: Knit. Rep Rows 13 and 14 six times. Row 27 (WS): BO 5 sts, purl to end. Rows 28 and 30: Knit. Row 29: BO 1 st, purl to end. Row 31: Rep Row 29. Cont in st st on 7 sts for 1” more. BO. Swatch #2: Long-tail CO 14 sts. Work Rows 1- 13 as for Swatch #1. Rows 14, 16, 18, 20, 22, 24, and 26: Sl 1 as to purl, knit across. Row 15 and all wrong-side rows: Purl. Row 28: BO 5 sts at beg of row, knit to end. Row 30: K1, ssk, knit to end. Row 32: Rep Row 30. Cont in st st on 7 sts until swatch measures same as Swatch #1. BO.