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2018
Thursday 02/23/2017, 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm


Skill Level
Intermediate

Class Hours
3

Teacher
Candace Eisner Strick

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Skirts For Every Body with Candace Eisner Strick
Most knit skirts use a turned-down waistband with elastic. This creates bulk right where most people don't want it! With Candace's unique method you can banish that bulk. Also learn all the necessary techniques to knit a custom-fit skirt. Sample some fun and flirty design options: from ruffles, to inserts, to handkerchief hemlines.

Supplies
#4 (worsted-weight) yarn and appropriately sized needles.

Knitting 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.

Homework
With worsted-weight yarn and appropriately sized needles, E-loop cast on 18 sts. Purl 1 row.
Row 1
K4, p1, k8, p1, k4.
Row 2
P4, k1, p8, k1, p4.
Row 3 K3, kfb, p1, k7, kfb, p1, k4 (2 sts increased).
Row 4 P4, k2, p8, k2, p4.
Row 5
K4, p2, k8, p2, k4.
Row 6 P4, k2, p8, k2, p4.
Row 7
K3, kfb, p2, k7, kfb, p2, k4.
Row 8
P4, k3, p8, k3, p4.
Row 9
K4, p3, k8, p3, k4.
Row 10 P4, k3, p8, k3, p4. Divide for inset (work each side separately)
RIGHT SIDE
Row 1 (RS)
K4, p3, k4.
Row 2 P4, k3, p4. Rep rows 1 and 2 five times (10 rows TOTAL), then knit 4 rows. BO.
LEFT SIDE
Attach yarn at center and work as for right side.