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Saturday 02/25/2017, 8:30 am - 11:30 am
*Knitting Tips & hints
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A Sampler of Japanese Tips and Techniques with Gayle Roehm
Japanese knitting patterns often include an interesting and useful technique. This class will introduce you to an assortment of techniques from Japanese patterns and technique books.
The techniques aren't exclusively Japanese, but you'll probably find them useful additions to your skill set. We'll work through: two tubular cast-ons; a vertical buttonhole; Japanese crocheted bobbles; and several variations on the three-needle bind-off.
Note:This class doesn't cover how to read Japanese patterns.
__Small amounts of yarn for swatching; I suggest DK- to worsted-weight
__3.75 to 5mm/US5 to 8 needles or sizes appropriate to yarn
__one or two crochet hooks
__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
Make two swatches: Using medium-weight yarn (worsted- to DK-weight), cast on 20 stitches and work in stockinette for 10 to 14 rows. Don't bind off; leave this swatch on a holder. With yarn of the same weight in a different color, make another swatch in the same way and leave it on another holder.