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Friday 08/04/2017, 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
*Crochet *Knitting Skill-building basics
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Care to Join Me? with Sarah Peasley
The end of the skein. Changing to a new color. A knot or a thin spot in the yarn. You can't avoid it—at some point you'll have to join a new strand of yarn to your knitting. What's the best way to do that? How do you avoid join-related issues, like knots, bumps, jogs, or twisted stitches? What works best for stockinette, cables, or Fair Isle? Practice a variety of joins, then compare and contrast the effects and discuss the pros and cons of each. Weaving in ends will be mentioned in passing, but is not the main focus of this class. Join the ranks of smarter, more confident knitters, with Sarah as your guide!
__25 gm smooth, worsted- weight, 100% wool yarn in a light color (not superwash);
__25 gm smooth, contrasting color, worsted- weight,100% wool yarn in a contrast color (not superwash)
__4.5mm/US7 double-pointed needles
__Blunt darning needle
__Sharp darning needle
Cast on 12 stitches and work a few rows of stockinette stitch (knit on RS; purl on WS), ending after a purl row.