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6221
Thursday 02/22/2018, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm


Skill Level
Intermediate

Class Hours
3

Teacher
Beth Whiteside

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The Beauty of Long Stitches with Beth Whiteside
The size of our stitches in width and height is determined largely by the size of the needles we use. But there are some neat tricks we can use to make stitches bigger, to elongate them either across an entire row or in isolation on a stitch-by-stitch basis, and show off the color and texture of the yarn itself. In this class we'll look at several ways of making stitches longer and discuss when you might choose one technique over another. Then we'll look at how these long beautiful stitches can be slipped, twisted, crossed, wrapped and threaded to create fabulous fabric.

Supplies
100 yds #4 (worsted) weight yarn; 20-50 yds in a second color US 7 and 13 knitting needles.

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.

Homework
With smaller needle and main color, cast on 26 sts. Knit 4 rows; set aside.