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Saturday 08/05/2017, 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
*Knitting Design Garment construction Knitting techniques
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Short Row Savvy with Laura Bryant
Short rows, the act of working a partial row and then turning, offer amazing possibilities to both shape knitting and for stunning graphic effects. You will learn the mechanics of the "wrap and turn" necessary to avoid holes that form when work is turned in the center of a row, and also the German method of short rows. We will
explore short rows with contrasting colors for visual design elements; to create flounces and ruffles; to place fullness where desired, as in bust darts; and to accommodate a need for longer lengths, such as in backs that tend to hike up.
Optional materials fee: $2 for instructor-supplied yarn
4mm, 4.5mm, or 5mm/US6, 7, or 8 needles; approx. 2 oz light-colored, #3 (DK-weight) yarn (wool preferred or at least something with elasticity); 2-3 colors size 3 yarn OR $2.00 optional fee for instructor supplied 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.