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 work back stitch, cable chain, Palestrina knot, cross stitch flower, and fly stitch, whether you are right- or left-handed.
Homework swatches, contrasting color yarn for embroidery (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.
Swatch 1 With a single color yarn, cast on 20 sts, k1, p1 for three inches. Put stitches on holder.
Swatch 2 With a single color yarn, cast on 20 sts, k2, p2 for 2 inches. Stockinette st for another inch. Bind off.