Friday 09/15/2017, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Personalized Pattern Perfection with Steven Berg
Found a pattern that's almost perfect but not quite - whip it into submission! The shape is right but you want to use a different stitch, or the yarn is too boring, or the fit is just a little off - everyone's been there. Enter StevenBe, master of the substitution. In this workshop, Steven will guide you through taking your pattern and making it perfect with an artful use of short rows, stitch patterns, gauge modifications, yarn substitutions, and other techniques. You will leave this workshop with the confidence and chutzpah it takes to wrangle any pattern into submission as well as a newfound comfort with the best ways to modify any pattern.
A pattern from the following list that you want to be in love with but want to tweak to change stitch, make it lighter, make it heavier, change the shape: Shawlvest, Eyelet Ponchini, StevenBe Scharf, Find Your Fade, Enchanted Mesa, Tripartite; a minimum 3 yarns to work with, we love to experiment with finer weights like
lace and fingering and fiber contents like mohair and silk to be combined into a heavier weight. Yarns should be chosen and wound prior to class so we can begin immediately. More yarns can be added during class. Choose a color palette when bringing your stash to make it cohesive; three to five stitch pattern options; we recommend a stitch pattern book or http://www.knittingstitchpatterns.com; a variety of needle sizes will be needed so bring a good selection (we recommend an interchangeable set); a notebook or design sketchbook to keep notes; stitch markers, tapestry needle, tape measure, and scissors; a work-in-progress or finished project for show and tell (the desire to be admired is not required - but it is recommended!)