Friday 02/23/2018, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Fun Fabrics for Continental Knitters with Lorilee Beltman
Any style of knitting is equally valid. One should always knit in the style that pleases them. If you are a continental knitter, I invite you to explore with me some knitting textures and patterns that are, if I may be frank, a bit easier or more swiftly accomplished in the continental style. We're talking about textures that involve lots of needle gymnastics, or lots of bringing the yarn forward and backward.
I've hunted for textures and colorwork that you are unlikely to have tried before. Among them: Tunisian knit stitch, Estonian lace with nupps, and colorwork variations. Come ready to play.
Note: You must be comfortable knitting in continental style.
50 grams each of 2 different colors of smooth, #4 (worsted-weight) or #3 (DK-weight), wool or wool-blend yarn which is easy to work with; appropriate size needles (gauge will not be critical. We will be working flat back and forth, so straights or circulars are equally fine).
Knitting Basics: sharp scissors, notebook, pen or pencil with eraser, stitch markers, blunt tapestry needles (large and small), flexible tape measure, small calculator, and needles and/or crochet hooks of various sizes.
Sharp scissors, notebook, pen or pencil with an eraser, stitch markers, blunt tapestry needles (large and small), flexible tape measure, small calculator, and needles & crochet hooks of various sizes.