Saturday 02/22/2020, 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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A Japanese Hat with Traveling Stitches and Lace with Gayle Roehm
Knitters who love beautiful stitch patterns are delighted with the Japanese Knitting Stitch Bible: 260 Exquisite Designs by Hitomi Shida, recently published in English. Join the translator to knit the lacy cabled hat from this book, and gain experience and insight into the complex charts and symbols. The hat is a good first project because it's worked in the round, and you don't have to worry about wrong-side patterning. We'll start the body with a provisional cast-on, then practice chart-reading and some of the more complex maneuvers, to be sure you can finish the project later at home. The pattern will be provided; no need to purchase the book ahead of time.
Note: You MUST be comfortable working from a chart.
__Approximately 220 yards of DK or sport weight yarn
__Your yarn and needles should give you a gauge of 22 to 24 sts and 34 rows to 4" in stockinette. Bring needles to obtain gauge of the type for your preferred method of circular knitting (magic loop, dpn’s or two circulars). (Recommended: 16” circular and DPN’s of the same size, plus 16” circular two sizes smaller for ribbing.)
__Small amounts of smooth waste yarn.
__Crochet hook for provisional cast-on
__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
(OPTIONAL): If you’re familiar with a provisional cast-on, make a provisional cast-on of 145 sts onto your larger circular needle, then knit the first round with your chosen yarn. This will allow you to make faster progress on the hat during the class. If you’re not familiar with provisional cast-on, or if you don’t have time, no problem – we’ll cover it at the beginning.