Saturday 02/24/2018, 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Hems and Facings with Sarah Peasley
Tired of making the same old ribbed or garter-stitch borders over and over again? Is it like watching a boring rerun for the umpteenth time? Try a hem, a front band with a facing, or a folded-over neckband instead! Work them as you go or add them at the end. Find out what happens behind the scenes, on the underside of the hem or band: learn how to reduce bulk, try different options at the fold, and secure on the wrong side. For an added bonus, we'll get fancy with double buttonholes and mitered corners. Let's face it—it's time for a new double(d) feature!
50 gms smooth, light-colored, worsted weight yarn (MC); 25 gms smooth, contrasting-colored, worsted weight yarn; 25 gms smooth, contrasting-colored, DK or sport weight yarn; 4.5mm/US 7 double-pointed needles, approximately 7" in length; 3.75mm/ F or 4mm/G crochet hook; stitch markers; safety pins; blunt darning needle; scissors
Swatch 1: With MC, cast on 20 stitches. Work 5 rows stockinette stitch, end with a RS row. Next row (WS): Knit. Continuing with a RS (knit) row, work 30 more rows stockinette stitch, end with a WS row. Next row (RS): K2tog, [yo, k2tog] to end. Continuing with a WS (purl) row, work 5 rows stockinette stitch. Do not bind off. Place stitches on hold. Cut yarn, leaving a 2-yard tail.
Swatch 2: With MC, cast on 20 stitches. Work 12 rows stockinette stitch, ending after a WS row. Do not bind off. Place stitches on hold. Cut yarn, leaving a 2-yard tail.
Swatch 3: With DK or sport-weight yarn, cast on 20 stitches. Work 6 rows stockinette stitch, end with a WS row. Do not bind off. Place stitches on hold. Cut yarn, leaving an 8" tail.