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Sunday 08/09/2015, 8:30 am - 11:30 am

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Patty Lyons

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Shape Up! with Patty Lyons
Do the words 'shape, staying in pattern' strike fear into your heart? Have you been dissatisfied with the look of your shaping in cables, or worse, been baffled by shaping a lace pattern. We will explore all the ins and outs of shaping your garment while keeping your stitch count correct and staying in pattern. We’ll begin by exploring increase and decrease options for knit-purl patterns, move on to cables, and finally tackle shaping in lace, both charted and not. You’ll learn how to read your knitting and use visual cues to shape perfectly. You’ll never look at your knitting the same way again!

Smooth, light-colored, #4 (worsted-weight) or #5 (chunky), wool or wool-blend yarn,
needle appropriate for the yarn

Leave all swatches on needle (or stitch holder) with yarn attached ready to work
Swatch 1:
CO 26 st. Row 1 k2, *p2, k2* rep * to * Row 2 *p2, k2*, rep * to * to last 2 st, p2. Repeat last 2 rows working k2, p2 rib for 2" ending with a WS row.
Swatch 2: CO 29 (multiple of 13 + 3). Row 1 (RS) *K3, p2, k6, p2 ; work from *, k3. Row 2 and all WS rows P3, *k2, p6, k2, p3 ; rep from *. Row 3 *K3, p2, 3/3 RC, p2 ; work from *, k3. Row 5 Repeat row 1. Row 6 Repeat row 2 Repeat row 1 – 6.
Swatch 3: CO 23 Mesh Lace (multiple of 2 + 1 sts). Row 1 K2 *yo, k2tog* ; repeat from * to *, end with k1. Row 2 Purl. Row 3 K1* ssk, yo* ; repeat from * to *, end with k2. Row 4 Purl Repeat rows 1 – 4 three more times.
Swatch 4: CO 27 Little Leaves Lace – Flat (Multiple of 6 + 3). Row 1 & all WS rows (WS) Purl. Row 2 (RS) K2, *yo, ssk, k1, k2tog, yo, k1; repeat from*, k1. Row 4 K2, *yo, k1, sk2p, k1, yo, k1 ; repeat from*, k1. Row 6 K2, *k2tog, yo, k1, yo, ssk, k1; repeat from*, k1. Row 8 K1, k2tog, *(k, yo) x 2, k1, sk2p; repeat from*, on last repeat, replace sk2p with ssk, end with k1. Repeat Row 1- 8 one more time, repeat row 1 END READY TO WORK ROW 2.
Swatch 5 CO 26 Chain Link Mesh (multiple of 4 sts + 2) Note: Chart is provided for those preferring to work pat st from a chart. Row 1 (RS) K1, *k2tog, [yo] twice, ssk; rep from* to last st, k1. Row 2 P1, *p1, (p1, p1-tbl) into double yo, p1; rep from* to last st, p1. Row 3 K3, *k2tog, [yo] twice, ssk; rep from* to last 3 sts, k3. Row 4 P3, *p1, (p1, p1-tbl) into double yo, p1; rep from* to last 3 sts, p3. Repeat Rows 1-4 two more times.