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5258
Friday 02/19/2016, 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm


Skill Level
Easy

Class Hours
3

Teacher
Carol Sulcoski

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Elegant Increases, Delightful Decreases with Carol Sulcoski
Are you dissatisfied with the way your shaping looks in finished garments? Confused by different increases and decreases, and not sure when to use which one? Or do you use only one method of increasing and decreasing and would like to learn more? In this class we'll cover a variety of methods which can be used to increase and decrease stitches, the different appearance that each has, how to increase on the wrong (private) side of the work, and what it means to do fully fashioned shaping. We'll also talk about ways to increase and decrease within a pattern stitch.

Supplies
Yarn and needles for swatch.

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.

Homework
Using a smooth, light-colored, solid worsted weight yarn and appropriate sized needles, cast on 30 stitches. Knit 8 rows. Row 9 Knit. Row 10 K5, purl to last 5 sts, k5. Repeat Rows 9 and 10 until swatch is 3 inches long. Do not break yarn, do not cast off. Bring swatch on needles ready to knit.