Saturday 02/21/2015, 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Pattern-free Possibilities with Myra Wood
Simple rectangles and squares offer endless creativity. It's all in how you put them together!
Start with a rectangular template, divide the space into sections, then knit to fill each section. Experiment with combining stitch patterns, techniques, and colors to create completely unique fabrics. Techniques include mitered squares, modular pieces, log cabin, and bias knitting.
Learn a join-as-you-go method and a modified mattress stitch to create a finished piece that can be turned into a bag or even part of a sweater design.
_50 yards each of 5-10 coordinating, smooth, #4 (worsted-weight) yarns in a wool, wool-blend, or acrylic. No plant fibers
_4mm/US6 and 4.5mm/US7 short straight or circular needles
_4 removable stitch markers
_any knitting stitch guide.
_Knitting Basics: Sharp scissors, Notebook, Pen or pencil with eraser, Stitch markers, Tapestry needles (large and small), Tape measure, Small calculator, Needles and crochet hooks of various sizes.
Knit a Diagonal square: CO 1 st, knit front, back, front of that stitch. On each row, knit to last stitch, knit front and back of last stitch. Continue until one of the 2 sides measures 4". Begin decreases; knit to last 2 stitches, knit 2 together on each row until 3 stitches remain, slip 1, knit 2 together, pass slipped stitch over, cut yarn and pull through last loop. Square must be 4"!