Thursday 10/03/2019, 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Steeking Workshop (Cutting a steek without fear or fainting) with Kristin Drysdale
Stranded sweaters are currently trending in the fashion and knit world. So lets's celebrate them by learning ways to make them with little stress. This workshop will help you understand intricacies so you can avoid mistakes and navigate the hurdles.
Our goal is to knit a lovely patterned fabric by stranding with yarns with two hands or both in one hand. Whether you are Continental and English knitter doesn't matter.
We will learn to read a chart and see when we need to catch floats as well as how to make, cut, and secure the steek. We'll learn how to work button bands and buttonholes.
We will see the relationship of stranding to gauge, and how yarn-dominance plays into the color patterning within fabric. We will discuss casting-on and binding-off, I-cord, mattress stitch, and even blocking.
Note: This class begins Thursday afternoon and ends Friday morning.
__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.
__Double-pointed needles, or flexiflips needed to obtain gauge (3mm-4mm)
__3 to 5 buttons (3 for the cup cozy and 5 for the thermos cozy).
__Approx 100 yds of 2 colors of DK yarn (for example, Rauma Strikkegarn or Tuku Sock wool).
__Optional: small amounts of a few other colors for embroidery.
Finish knitting cozy after the first session in preparation to cut the steek in the second session