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3144
Sunday 04/30/2017, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm


Skill Level
Intermediate

Class Hours
3

Teacher
Candace Eisner Strick

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Gores, Godets and Insets with Candace Eisner Strick
Dressmakers know all about them, but knitters can use them too. While mostly confined to skirts and dresses, these little designer details can be added to sweater bottoms and sleeves, as well as skirts. They can be flattering, feminine, flirty, and elegantly interesting. Make some class samples while learning the difference between the three, then start brainstorming where to use them. They are fun, safe, and can use up small amounts of odd yarn.

Supplies
Small amounts of fingering weight, lace weight, and dk weight in an assortment of colors. It’s fun to swap with someone else in the class. Assortment of needles from about size 3-8.

Knitting Basics including sharp scissors, notebook, pen or pencil with eraser, stitch markers, blunt tapestry needles (large and small), flexible tape measure, small calculator, and needles and crochet hooks of various sizes.

Homework
(Use appropriately sized needle indicated on yarn label) Swatch 1 (for insert): With DK weight yarn CO 20 sts. Work about 1 inch in stockinette stitch. Work the first 10 sts back and forth in stockinette stitch for 2 inches, work 2 ridges of garter stitch. BO. Work the other 10 stitches in the same manner.
Swatch 2 (for gore): With DK weight yarn CO 21 sts. Work 2 rows in stockinette stitch. Leave sts on needle with yarn attached.
Swatch 3 (for godet): With DK weight yarn CO 21 sts. Work in stockinette stitch for 3 inches, ending with a completed WS row. Leave sts on needle.