Friday 02/22/2019, 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Saturday 02/23/2019, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Addictive Argyle! (and Other Retro Designs): Sock with Harry Wells
Love those classic diamond shapes called Argyle, but mystified about how to accomplish them? In this workshop, you will learn the classic technique of knitting Argyle flat, and a seaming method that makes the seams nearly invisible and not bulky. Each stage of the construction of an argyle sock will be covered, which is both similar and different to the traditional top down heel flap sock. Also covered will be how to chart your own Argyle patterns for different gauges, very cool retro and contemporary variations on Argyle, other intarsia retro sock designs, and designing with Argyle patterns in garments and accessories.
Note: Prerequisite Skill Level: Participants must be able to cast on (long tail cast-on preferable) and work knit, purl, K2 tog, and SSK without assistance. Also must have experience and be able to knit in the round with double points without assistance. Knowledge of top down sock design with basic heel flap technique will be helpful, but not necessary; pattern will be written in detail to accomplish the design.
__Set of #5 double point needles
__Pair of 10” straight needles, Size 5
__Stitch markers__Row counter
__Medium size tapestry needle (appropriate for DK wt yarn), scissors. Yarn and bobbins will be provided (see materials fee).
__Knitting or Crochet Basics Includes sharp scissors, notebook, pen or pencil with eraser, stitch markers, blunt
tapestry needles (large and small), flexible tape measure, small calculator, and needles and/or crochet hooks of various sizes.
Note: $20.00--Includes one 50 gr ball of Carlton Merino Supreme, 25 grams each of two more colors of Carlton Merino Supreme, and 15 grams of a fourth color. Set of 10 EZ Bob bobbins. Printed Materials.