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Sunday 02/25/2018, 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

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Beth Whiteside

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Round Up! 4 Ways to Knit in the Round with Beth Whiteside
Love knitting in the round, but have trouble with small circumferences? Tried it a few times but still intimidated by that cord connecting the sticks? We’ll go over the basics of knitting around on circular needles of all lengths for making knitwear of all sizes. Learn how stitch patterns are worked when you go round and round and round. Once you’ve practiced the old standard techniques (16 and 24” circulars and double-points), we’ll go over two newer methods, the 2-circulars and Magic Loop. When you head home, you'll be ready to finish our class projects, a neck warmer and fingerless mitts!

120 yards of smooth, #5 (bulky weight) yarn in light or bright color, 6 to 8mm/US 10 to 11 needles or size recommended for yarn in EACH of following types: set of 4/5 double points, 16" circular needle (as measured tip to tip), 24" circular needle, 40" circular needle (a 36" is not long enough & a 60" is TOO long!).

Knitting Basics:

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.

Using 16" circular needle, cast on 52 stitches. Join to work in the the round;  knit 1 round. In bulky yarn, 52 stitches should loosely span the 16" length (measured point to point) of the needle. If it does not, check your needle length (it may be too long) and yarn weight (it may be less than bulky!).