Sunday 02/23/2020, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
*Knitting Special techniques Stitch patterns
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Intensely Challenging Japanese Stitches with Gayle Roehm
Ready for a real challenge? Join me to experience several more complex and (possibly) daunting stitch patterns drawn from Japanese garment designs. You don't need experience with Japanese patterns, but you should be comfortable knitting from charts. We'll review the standardized symbols used in the selected patterns, with further explanation for a few that require clarification. Then we'll swatch at least four stitch patterns; for each one, we'll consider what's hard about the chart and we'll take a look at the original garments. They're fun to knit, and you'll have several new techniques for your repertoire or to use in your own designing. These are all different from the "Challenging Stitches" class. Please note that this class moves along quickly.
Note: Must know how to Knit/purl; cast on/bind off; increase/decrease; cables; advanced lace; chart reading; have knit a whole garment.
This is an abridged version of Even More Challenging Japanese Stitches.
_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
_two or three balls of smooth yarn for swatching in at least two colors (leftovers are fine) and needles suitable for the yarn (suggested: DK or worsted weight with needles 5 to 7); cable needle or DPN.