Saturday 02/22/2020, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
*Knitting Knitting techniques Special techniques
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Intro to Stacked Stitches with Xandy Peters
Stacked stitches are an innovative approach to striped colorwork, best known as the technique behind the Fox Paws pattern. Stacks can add shaping, create 3d texture, replace short rows, and when combined with stripes, they create intricate motifs without unsightly strands on the wrong side of your projects. You'll never need to manage more than one color at a time or worry about bobbins because stacked stitches bend rows of garter stitch into new shapes and patterns using only increases and decreases.
This introductory class will enable knitters of all levels to try out the technique in a swatch and become confident working patterns that incorporate stacked stitches. We will focus on mastering the increase and decrease stitches and
learn several strategies for avoiding problems and fixing mistakes.
__Worsted weight scrap yarn in multiple colors
__circular needles with a flexible cord in a corresponding size to your yarn and a few adjacent sizes (metal or plastic needles are strongly recommended)
__Optional materials: scratch paper, highlighter tape, and a digital row counter.