Thursday 02/22/2018, 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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The Beautiful, Humble Art of Plain Sewing: A Workshop for Knitters with Franklin Habit
Plain sewing - a collection of stitches and related hand-sewing techniques - was once considered a pillar of a woman's education. In our day, these skills are useful to all, but known by few. We will study and practice a select group of plain sewing methods that are most useful to knitters working with hand-knit fabrics, including useful and decorative stitches, attaching buttons and finishing buttonholes.
Note: Pre-requisites include fluency in the basic techniques of knitting and completion prior to class of a simple homework assignment.
_Completed homework assignment (see above).
_One ball of smooth, strong, worsted or sport weight yarn (i.e., Cascade 220, Cascade 220 Sport, Universal Yarns Deluxe Worsted, Valley Yarns Northampton) in a light or bright solid color that contrasts strongly with the yarn used to complete the homework assignment _Tapestry needle
Procure one ball of smooth, strong, worsted or sport weight yarn (i.e., Cascade 220, Cascade 220 Sport, Universal Yarns Deluxe Worsted, Valley Yarns Northampton, HiKoo Simpliworsted, HiKoo CoBaSi Plus). With needles that will give you a firm gauge using the yarn of your choice, CO 30 sts. Knit 20 rows, slipping the first st of every row as if to purl with yarn in front. Knit 12 sts. On next six stitches, make one-row buttonhole following instructions at http://knitty.com/ISSUEsummer07/FEATsum07TT.html. Knit to end of row.
Knit 11 rows, slipping first st of each row as before. Repeat buttonhole row. Knit 11 rows, slipping first st of each row as before. Bind off.
Materials Fee: $5