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Sunday 02/22/2015, 8:30 am - 11:30 am
Sunday 02/22/2015, 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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A Sampler of Japanese Tips and Techniques with Beth Brown-Reinsel
Japanese knitting patterns often include an interesting and useful technique. This class will introduce you to an assortment of techniques from Japanese patterns or technique books. The techniques aren't exclusively Japanese, but you'll probably find them useful additions to your skill set. We'll work through: two tubular cast-ons; a vertical buttonhole; Japanese crocheted bobbles; and several variations on the three-needle bindoff. (This class doesn't cover how to read Japanese patterns.)
Small amounts of yarn for swatching and appropriately sized needles; I suggest sport to worsted weight and size US 5 to US 8 needles; one or two crochet hooks.
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.
Two swatches: using medium-weight yarn (worsted to DK weight suggested), cast on 20 stitches and work in stockinette for 10 to 14 rows. Don't bind off; leave this swatch on a holder. With yarn of the same weight in a different color, make another swatch in the same way and leave it on another holder.