Saturday 02/20/2016, 8:30 am - 11:30 am
Saturday 02/20/2016, 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Peruvian Purl, Puntas, Picas, and Popcorn with Andrea Wong
When Andrea had the privilege of traveling around Peru, she visited many villages and learned first-hand about knitting Peruvian style, comparing and contrasting it with the Portuguese style of knitting.
Andrea makes this comparison as she points out what makes the Peruvian style of knitting different and especially efficient, how much is inspired in woven textiles, how beautiful the patterns are, and what some of their motifs mean. The construction details exclusive to the Peruvian style will be taught including how they purl, how they work on the non-public side of the work, how they knit the puntas or picas as borders, and how they purl using 2 (or more) colors of yarn. As a bonus, you are going to learn how to make the popcorn stitch and how to apply it to your own designs. A pattern for a small bag is included in the class along with several traditional motifs to create your own if you wish.
#3 (DK) yarn in 4 or five contrasting colors; 3.25, 3.5, 3.75, and 4mm/US 3, 4, 5 and 6 circular needles 16 inches long; and double pointed needles the sames sizes; F or G crochet hook.
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.