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5201
Friday 02/23/2018, 9:00 am - 10:30 am


Skill Level
Intermediate

Class Hours
1.5

Teacher
Sarah Peasley

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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 different projects, like 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!

Supplies
50 gm smooth, light colored, worsted weight,100% wool yarn (not superwash);
25 gm smooth, contrasting colored, worsted weight,100% wool yarn (not superwash); 4.5mm/US7 double-pointed needles; blunt darning needle; sharp darning needle; safety pins; and scissors.

Homework
Cast on 12 stitches and work a few rows of stockinette stitch (knit on RS; purl on WS), ending after a purl row.