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Saturday 08/06/2016, 8:30 am - 11:30 am
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Embroider your Knitting with Anna Zilboorg
Embroidery has been used always and everywhere to embellish fabric, while knitting has been left bare save for a few lazy daisies and French knots. In this class we'll integrate simple embroidery stitches into simple knit stitches to create many different effects, both new and wonderful. Learn to incorporate back stitch, cable chain, Palestrina knot, cross stitch flower, and others into ribs, cables, and other stitches whether you are right- or left-handed.
_contrasting color yarn for embroidery in a similar or lighter weight than swatch yarn (may be multi-colored)
_tapestry needle sized to your embroidery yarn (that is, smaller than the big fat yarn needle)
_Knitting Basics: Sharp scissors, Notebook, Pen or pencil with eraser, Stitch markers, Tapestry needles (large and small), Tape measure, Small calculator, Needles and crochet hooks of various sizes
Cast on 20 sts. Work k2p2 rib for 3 inches. Change to stockinette and work another 3 inches. Note: some students have found this swatch to be too small. Use your judgment.