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Thursday 08/02/2018, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Thursday 08/02/2018, 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

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*Knitting Knitting techniques Special techniques Stitch patterns

Xandy Peters

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Fox Paw Technique with Xandy Peters
Want to learn the secret to knitting Fox Paws? The real secret is that it's not a difficult pattern once you get the basics of stacking stitches down. Xandy uses this increase-and-decrease technique to create vertical movement within a row. Unusual shapes result, forming extreme waves within striped colorwork – without strands on the wrong side of the piece.
In the morning, we will learn the stacked-stitch technique with some cool swatches. Then in the afternoon, we will pick our color order and cast on a swatch of the Fox Paw motif. You'll learn to read your knitting and troubleshoot your work to fix mistakes. You'll also learn a trick for weaving in loose ends as you knit, saving you from sewing them in later.
Note: Patterns will be provided.

_5-7 colors of #1 (fingering-weight) yarn in (mostly) solid colors, scraps are fine
_Circular needles with a flexible cord in a corresponding size to your yarn and a few adjacent sizes -- metal or plastic needles are strongly recommended

Optional materials:
_Scratch paper
_Hilighter tape
_Digital row counter