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Sunday 02/26/2017, 8:30 am - 11:30 am
*Knitting Special techniques Stitch patterns
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Carved in Wool: Bavarian Twisted Stitch with Franklin Habit
The intriguing twisted stitch patterns (strickmuster) of Southern Germany and Austria are known in their native German as a signature of "Bayerisches Stricken"—"Peasant Knitting"—but their effect in knitted fabric is of unsurpassed richness. We will study and practice the twist maneuvers required of the technique, and also learn how to read the special charts in which the patterns have most often been recorded.
Prerequisites: Fluency in the basic techniques of knitting, including knitting in the round. Prior familiarity and comfort with working from charted patterns will be helpful.
__One ball of smooth (non-fuzzy), firmly-spun yarn in sport or worsted weight (for example: Cascade 220, Dale Baby Ull, Universal Yarns Deluxe Worsted) in white or a light color
__one 16-inch circular needle in a size that will give you a firm gauge with the yarn you select (Please note that needles with sharp tips, whether wood or metal, will be extremely helpful!)
__notebook and pen or pencil for making notes.
__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