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Saturday 08/08/2015, 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
*Knitting Knitting techniques Skill-building basics Special techniques
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Stop Turning: Knitting & Purling Backwards with Patty Lyons
My favorite knitting trick is to stop turning! If you hate purling, are unhappy with your uneven tension, or simply aren't crazy about flipping that 400-stitch basket-weave afghan around every time it's time to do a WS row, learn the joy of never turning! We will learn how to put the knit stitch and the purl stitch in reverse, as well as learn basic decreases, short rows, and picking up stitches backwards. Knitting and purling backwards is great for entrelac, bobbles, short rows, and chart work.
Note: Must know how to knit, purl, cast on, bind off, and work simple increases and decreases without supervision.
__Any #4 (worsted) or #5 (chunky weight) non-splitty yarn
__Whatever needle works with your yarn.
Cast on 20. Work in stockinette for 3 rows, ending with a RS row (ready for a WS row). No garter edge.