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Secrets to Spectacular Sweater Success!

Patty Lyons

There are so many ways your sweater can go wrong but even more ways it can go sooo right. In this three-day sweater intensive, we will be looking beyond the pattern to really explore all the secrets and tricks every knitter needs to know to create their perfect sweater. We will begin with an exploration of knitting technique—how to create a more stable fabric with no "rowing out," how to make neat edges and fix the big loopy first stitch, as well as better cast-ons and bind offs to name just a few. Next we will delve into specific knitting techniques and how to improve them including best practice for picking up stitches, tricks to avoid gaps in your necklines, and how to improve the look of ribs and cables, better matching YO in lace, making a SSK that matches your K2tog, better transition from rib and so much more! We will also be answering what every knitter wants to know: what parts of the pattern to ignore or change. When to use short rows, should you or should you not convert to in the round, what if you want to get a different size or use a different yarn. Finally we’ll address what you need to start and end a perfect project: gauge and blocking. How and why does your gauge swatch lie to you, and how to block your garment perfectly? Make this the year of your perfect sweater!

About Patty Lyons: Patty is a knitting teacher and technique expert who specializes in sweater design and sharing her love of the much-maligned subjects of gauge and blocking. Her goal is to train mindful knitters by teaching the why not just the how.

Camp STITCHES Destination New Mexico November 13-17, 2014.



If you would like to look at the other Camp STITCHES classes offered, please click here.

If you are choosing one of our payment plans and/or upgrading your Camp STITCHES experience to a single room, your subtotal will be updated when you click the 'Buy Now' button. If you choose one of the payment plans, an XRX customer service representative will phone you on Sept. 25, 2014 and Oct. 25, 2014 so we can process those payments (we do not store credit card information through our website).

When you choose a double room (standard) we will be in touch with you after your purchase to work with you on your roommate match-up. If you have a friend that is also going with you, we can make arrangements to have you share a room with your friend. If not, we'll help arrange a roommate for you.

If you want more venue information or to download the Camp STITCHES brochure, please visit our Camp STITCHES page.

If you would like to speak to one of our customer service representatives, you can reach us at 1-800-237-7099. Our offices are open Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm CST.
 
Secrets to Spectacular Sweater Success!
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