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Friday 02/19/2016, 8:30 am - 11:30 am
*Knitting Finishing Special techniques Tips & hints
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Best Buttonholes and Button Bands! with Patty Lyons
Are you never happy with your buttonholes? Does the ratio for picking up stitches for the perfect button band elude you? In this workshop we’ll practice a variety of buttonholes including 1-row and 2-row, and my own trick for neatening up the 2-row buttonhole. We'll look at how to make the perfect button band and make sure the cardigan's final step doesn't lead to disappointment. Let's close up those sweaters with pride!
Note: Must know how to cast on, bind off, and work basic increases and decreases as well as having completed one project by following a pattern.
_#4 (worsted-weight) yarn for your sampler
_5 or 5.5mm/US 8 or 9, G or H crochet hook, or size appropriate for the yarn
_Optional: small amount of thinner, contrasting yarn (DK or lighter)
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.
CO 12 stitches, work the first 5 stitches in seed stitch and the last 7 stitches in stockinette. Work for 4 rows, and leave on needle with yarn attached