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Thursday 02/21/2019, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Thursday 02/21/2019, 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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Darting the Issue with Lily Chin
Darts are traditionally a technique used in sewing. In this class, get a grasp of how to translate these shaping methods into knitting. Even if you aren't buxom, darts will help a garment hang and fit better.
Learn how to plan and chart for both horizontal and vertical darts. Find out, through measuring, just how much to add or subtract and where. See the various ways to incorporate the darts, even if you're knitting in a patterned stitch!
The use of short rows will be reviewed as will different ways to increase and decrease. By the end of the class, you will have finished a quarter-scale torso with both horizontal and vertical darts plus a few extra swatch samples.
Note: Must be familiar with basic pattern drafting or have experience altering existing patterns successfully.
__All homework swatches
__The yarns used for homework and at least 2 more colors of the same weight
__SQUARE graph paper, about 8 boxes to the inch (you can print off the internet if you Google graph paper)
__Colored pencils & eraser
__1/8-inch masking tape that you can find at Staples or a craft supplies store (many quilters use this).
Use heavy worsted or chunky yarns and appropriate needles.
Swatch 1 Cast on 27 sts and work in Garter stitch for about an inch. Leave stitches on needle and leave about 2 yards of the yarn used.
Swatch 2 Cast on 17 sts and work in Seed st for about an inch. Leave stitches on needle and leave about 10 yards of the yarn used.
Swatch 3 Cast on 27 sts and work in 1x1 Ribbing ending with a row that begins and ends with P1 and ready to work row that begins and ends with K 1. Leave stitches on needle and leave about 10 yards of the yarn used.