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Sunday 02/21/2016, 8:30 am - 11:30 am
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Treasuring Stitch Dictionaries with Edie Eckman
Stitch dictionaries. You've seen them: books filled with intriguing stitch patterns, rows of baffling text, and perhaps charts that look unfamiliar. Maybe you even own one or three. But what to do with such a book? Learn how to go about turning a stitch pattern on a page into a finished object, and how to choose a pattern. Find out what multiples are all about, why charts are your friends, and how to adapt back-and-forth directions into knitting-in-the-round directions. We'll look at examples of many different stitch dictionaries. You'll leave ready to delve into that untapped treasure on your bookshelf.
1-2 colors smooth, light-colored worsted weight yarn and needles in appropriate size; optional: bring needles for working in the round on a small circumference in the method of your choice(dpns, magic loop or 2 circulars).
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.
Bring a stitch dictionary or several stitch patterns from an online stitch dictionary. These should be "stand alone" stitch patterns, not part of project instructions. Extra credit: bring a stitch pattern that frightens you!