Saturday 02/20/2016, 8:30 am - 11:30 am
*Knitting Tips & hints
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Patty's Knitting Bag of Tricks with Patty Lyons
There are so many wonderful knitting tricks that make our lives better. Over the years of knitting and teaching I’ve accumulated quite a few fantastic tricks. I love it when I’m teaching a class and a student declares “I love that tip!”. So, I’ve decided to dig into my knitting bag of tricks and put them all in one class. From how to do a better SSK, make matching size YOs, to how to avoid the gap at the end of a bind off, how to tighten your first stitch, how to make better neck divides, and more. Get ready to find your new favorite knitting tricks!
Note: Must know how to knit, purl, cast on, bind off, know simple increases and decreases. Having knit at least one sweater or followed an accessory pattern is helpful but not required.
_Worsted or chunky weight yarn, LIGHT COLOR
_ Small separate ball of yarn
_Small amount of thin crochet cotton
_Needles appropriate for yarn
_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
Swatch 1 Cast on 28.
Row 1*K3, P2 *, rep from * to * to last 3 stitches, K3
Row 2 *P3, k2*, rep from * to * to last 3 stitches, P3.
Repeat Rows 1 - 2 for 2 ". Do not bind off; we will be working this swatch. End with a WS row (ready to work a RS row)
Swatch 2 Cast on 24 stitches, work 2 inches in plain stockinette (NO GARTER EDGE), enough to get a sense of your knitting style. Do not bind off, we will be working this swatch. End with a WS row (ready to work a RS row)