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Working with Antique Patterns with Franklin Habit
Don't let the tiny type and archaic language fool you — there's a gold mine of beautiful, functional designs waiting to be discovered within the pages of Victorian and Edwardian books and magazines. In this session, we'll discuss the history of patterns; the selection of appropriate yarn and needles; methods for deciphering and trouble shooting, and 'reverse engineering' from photographs and pieces. You don't need to be a historian or re-enactor to enjoy this class — just a knitter with a curious mind.
1 ball smooth, DK or sport weight yarn (such as Cascade 220 Sport, Dale Baby Ull or St-Denis Nordique) in white or a light color; wool or another non-slippery natural fiber is recommended; straight or circular needles in a size appropriate for the yarn.
Knitting or Crochet Basics
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.