Saturday 02/20/2016, 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Candace Eisner Strick
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Separation Anxiety with Candace Eisner Strick
Do you suffer from anxiety when it comes to putting your knit pieces together? Suffer no more! There are many ways of putting your finished pieces together, and some techniques work best for certain things. Perfect seams can be executed in any number of different ways: grafting, 3-needle-bind-off, knit-and-join as you go, mattress stitch, and sewing down live stitches. Learn these as well as a little-known secret for shaping shoulders before you join them together!
2 ozs of light-colored, smooth, #4 (worsted weight) wool, 5mm/US8 needles, 1 set 5mm/US 8 double pointed needles, tapestry needle, few yarns of same weight wool in a different color.
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.
Make all swatches from light colored, worsted weight yarn with US 8 needles.
For grafting (Make two swatches the same.) CO 20 sts. Work a few rows in stockinette stitch. Leave live stitches on a holder with about 1 yd of yarn attached.
For mattress stitch (Make two swatches the same.) CO 12 sts. Work in stockinette stitch until piece measures 4 inches. Bind off.
For join as you go (Make two swatches the same.) CO 20 sts. Work a few rows of stockinette stitch. Leave live sts on holders. Cut yarn.
For garter stitch grafting (Make two swatches the same.) CO 20 sts. Work 3 rows of garter stitch (knit every row). Leave stitches on a holder with 1 yd of yarn attached.
For 3 needle BO (Make 2 swatches alike) CO 15 sts, work a few rows of stockinette st. Leave stitches live on holders with yarn attached.
For shoulder shaping CO 12 sts. Work a few rows in stockinette stitch, ending with a completed purl row. Leave stitches live on needle or holder with yarn attached.