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Friday 02/19/2016, 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm


Skill Level
Intermediate

Class Hours
3

Teacher
Melissa Leapman

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Nifty Necklines with Melissa Leapman
Tired of the same ol’ crewneck sweater pattern? In this hands-on workshop, we’ll explore several fun and innovative necklines, including many that are created as you knit the main garment for easy finishing!

Supplies
Five homework swatches; additional smooth worsted weight yarn; 4 and 5mm/US 6 and 8 knitting needles; cable needle; scissors.

Homework
Abbreviations: C4R = Slip next 2 sts onto cable needle and hold in back of work, K2, K2 sts from cable needle. C4L= Slip next 2 sts onto cable needle and hold in front of work, K2, K2 sts from cable needle. T2L = Slip next 2 sts onto cable needle and hold in front of work, P1, K2 sts from cable needle. T2R = Slip next st onto cable needle and hold in back of work, K2, P st from cable needle. C6R = Slip next 3 sts onto cable needle and hold in back of work, K3, K3 sts from cable needle.
Swatch 1 With smooth, light-colored, worsted-weight yarn and appropriate-sized knitting needles, CO 23 sts. Row 1 (RS) *P3, k1. Repeat from * across, ending row with p3. Row 2 *K3, p1. Repeat from * across, ending row with k3. Row 3 Knit across. Row 4 Purl across. Repeat Rows 1-4 three times. Slip sts onto holder. Swatch 2 With smooth, light-colored, worsted-weight yarn and appropriate-sized knitting needles, CO 19 sts. Row 1 (RS) K10, p2, k6, p1. Row 2 and all WS rows K the k sts and p the p sts. Row 3 K10, p2, C6R, p1. Rows 5 and 6 As Rows 1 and 2. Repeat Rows 1-6 once more, then work Rows 1-4. Slip sts onto holder.
Swatch 3: With smooth, light-colored, worsted-weight yarn and appropriate-sized knitting needles, CO 24 sts. Row 1 (RS) (P2, k2) twice, p2, C4R, (p2, k2) twice, p2. Row 2 and all WS rows K the k sts and p the p sts. Row 3 P2, k2, p2, (T2L, T2R) twice, p2, k2, p2. Row 5 P2, k2, p3, C4L, p2, C4L, p3, k2, p2. Row 7 P2, k2, p2, (T2R, T2L) twice, p2, k2, p2.Row 9 (P2, k2) twice, p2, C4R, (p2, k2) twice, k2. Row 10 As Row 2. Slip sts onto holder.
Swatch 4 With smooth, light-colored, worsted-weight yarn and appropriate-sized knitting needles, CO 35 sts. Work four rows of K1 P1 rib. Continue in stockinette stitch until piece measures 3" from beg, ending after a purl row. Slip sts onto holder.
Swatch 5 With smooth, light-colored, worsted-weight yarn and appropriate-sized knitting needles, CO 32 sts. Work four rows of k1 p1 rib. Continue in stockinette stitch until piece measures 2 ½" from beg, ending after a purl row. Next Row (RS) K8 sts; join second ball of yarn and BO middle 16 sts, k8 sts to end row. Work even on both sides at once with separate skeins of yarn until piece measures 5" from beg. BO.