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5032
Saturday 02/21/2015, 8:30 am - 11:30 am


Skill Level
Intermediate

Class Hours
3

Teacher
Sarah Peasley

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Cut and Paste with Sarah Peasley
Does the very thought of Kitchener Stitch make you queasy? Get over it! Practice grafting a variety of stitch patterns, then apply what you've learned to an elegant hem and a flawless seam.
Discover ways to modify your knitting: Sleeves too long? Wish you'd started with garter stitch instead of ribbing? Hate the colors in that band of Fair Isle? Cut out the bad and graft in the good.

Supplies
Smooth, #4 (worsted-weight) yarn: 50 grams of a light color and 50 grams of a contrast color; 4.5mm/US 7 double pointed needles (7" long) or size to match yarn; blunt darning needle; stitch holders; scissors.

Homework
WIth light-colored yarn, work 6 swatches as follows:
Swatches 1-2: Cast on 20 sts. Rows 1-4: Knit. Row 5: Purl. Row 6: Knit. Repeat Rows 5 and 6 until 3" from beginning (end after a knit row). Do not bind off. Cut yarn leaving an 8" tail.
Swatch 3: Cast on 20 sts. Knit (garter stitch) for 10 rows. Do not bind off. Cut yarn leaving an 8" tail.
Swatch 4: Cast on 20 sts. Knit (garter stitch) for 11 rows. Do not bind off. Cut yarn leaving an 8" tail.
Swatch 5: Cast on 20 sts. Row 1: *K1, p1; repeat from* to end of row. Repeat Row 1 until piece measures 2" from beginning. Do not bind off. Cut yarn leaving an 8" tail.
Swatch 6: Cast on 20 sts. Row 1: *P1, k1; repeat from* to end of row. Repeat Row 1 until piece measures 2" from beginning. Do not bind off. Cut yarn leaving an 8" tail.
Swatch 7: Cast on 20 sts. Row 1: *K1, p1; repeat from * to end of row. Repeat Row 1 until piece measures 1" from beginning. Do not bind off. Cut yarn leaving a 36" tail.
Swatch 8: Cast on 10 sts. Row 1: Knit. Row 2: Purl. Repeat Rows 1 and 2 two more times (six rows stockinette stitch). Purl 2 rows. Repeat Rows 1 and 2 two more times. Do not bind off.  Do not cut yarn.