Thursday 02/21/2019, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
*Knitting Knitting techniques Socks Special techniques
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Twice the Fun, Half the Work with Patty Lyons
Learn the fun and time-saving technique of working a pair of socks, sleeves, or wristers in the round, at once! Getting both pieces done at the same time means you'll never suffer from "second syndrome" again! First, we will go over the basics of working in the round with magic loop and with two circulars. Then we'll move on to the specifics of casting on to work the two items with magic loop or two circulars. We'll also go over professional tips for improving the look of your work made in the round.
Note: Must know long-tail cast-on and how to knit, purl, cast on, bind off. Confident enough with Magic Loop to work it without supervision.
__Any smooth worsted to chunky weight yarn, in a light color for main color (MC). Wind MC in two small balls so you can cast on for homework with each ball.
__Third ball of a contrasting color (CC) yarn in the same weight.
__Two 24" circular knitting needles of the same size (whichever is appropriate for your yarn), OPTIONAL: use two different brands of 24" needle or two different color cables.
__One 40" circular knitting needle in the size (which is appropriate for your yarn choice). Circular needles must have VERY flexible cords.
__Knitting Basics: Sharp scissors, Notebook, Pen or pencil with eraser, Stitch markers, Tapestry needles (large and small), Tape measure, Small calculator, Needles and crochet hooks of various sizes
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.
On 40" circular needle with one ball of MC, CO 28 stitches using long tail cast on.
On one 24" circular needle with second ball of MC, CO 28 stitches using long tail cast on.
To practice Magic Loop go here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IdSpc0EZpnk