Friday 02/20/2015, 8:30 am - 11:30 am
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Embroider your Knitting with Anna Zilboorg
Embroidery has been used always and everywhere to embellish fabric, while knitting has been left bare save for a few lazy daisies and French knots. In this class we'll integrate simple embroidery stitches into simple knit stitches to create many different effects, both new and wonderful. Learn to incorporate back stitch, cable chain, Palestrina knot, cross stitch flower, and others into ribs, cables, and other stitches whether you are right- or left-handed.
Homework swatch, contrasting color yarn for embroidery in a similar or lighter weight than swatch yarn (may be multi-colored), tapestry needle sized to your embroidery yarn (that is, smaller than the big fat yarn 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.
Cast on 20 sts. Work k2p2 rib for 3 inches. Change to stockinette and work another 3 inches. Note: some students have found this swatch to be too small. Use your judgment.