Saturday 02/25/2017, 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
*Knitting Special techniques Stitch patterns
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Let it Go: Drop-stitch Patterns with Patty Lyons
Remember when the thought of dropping a stitch made your heart stop? Now learn to let that GO! Discover the beauty of dropping a stitch on purpose! Drop stitch patterns are fun and add a wow factor to anything you knit. In this hands-on knitting class, we will explore a variety of beautiful drop stitch patterns that include manipulated drops and lifted floats. Add a bit of wow to any pattern. Come on, drop a stitch, and let it go!
Smooth, light colored worsted weight yarn (wool or wool blend best); needle appropriate to yarn.
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.
Work 4 swatches, leave all on needles (or stitch holder) with yarn still attached, we will be working these swatches:
SWATCH 1: CO 21 stitches.
Row 1 K across. Row 2 K across. Row 3 *P2tog, YO; repeat from* to last stitch, p1. Row 4 K across. Row 5 K across. Row 6 K across.
SWATCH 2 CO 24 stitches.
Set up row: (RS) K1, *p2, k1, yo, k1, p2, k2; rep from* end last repeat with p2, k1 (27 st). Rows 1, 3, 5 (WS) P1 *k2, p3, k2, p2; rep from* end last repeat with k2, p1.
Rows 2, 4 (RS) Knit the knits, purl the purls.
SWATCH 3 CO 21 stitches.
Set up row (RS) K1, p1, *k5, p1*; rep from * to last st, k1.
Tk2tog: Twisted k2tog, slip two sts as if to knit, transfer both sts purlwise back to left needle, knit 2tog, creates a twisted R slanting dec
K2togtbl: Knit two together through the back loop, this will create a twisted L slanting dec
Tbl: through back loop
CO 20 stitches. Set up Row 1 (WS) P2, k1, *p1, ptbl x2, p1, k1; rep from*, p2. Set up Row 2 (RS) K2 p1, tk2tog, yo x2, k2togtbl, p1, k1, ktbl x2, k1, p1, tk2tog, yo x2, k2togtbl, p1, k2. Set up Row 3 P2, k1, p1tbl, p into 1st yo, let 2nd drop, p1tbl, k1 *p1, ptbl x2, p1, k1, p1tbl, p into 1st yo, let 2nd drop, p1tbl, k1 * p2. (18 sts)
Rows 1 and 3 K2 *p1, k1tbl, k1, k1tbl, p1, k1, ktbl x2, k1, *p1, k1tbl, k1, k1tbl, p1, k2.
Rows 2 and 4 P2, k1, p1tbl, p1, p1tbl, k1 *p1, ptbl x2, p1, k1, p1tbl, p1, p1tbl, k1 * p2.