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6221
Thursday 02/22/2018, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm


Skill Level
Intermediate

Class Hours
3

Teacher
Beth Whiteside

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The Secret Life of Long Stitches (formerly The Beauty of Long Stitches) with Beth Whiteside
The size of our stitches in width and height is determined largely by the size of the needles we use. There are some neat tricks we can use to make stitches longer, either across an entire row or in isolation on a stitch-by-stitch basis. But then there are the wondrous things these long and lovely stitches enable us to do with fabric, their secret life as building blocks of other types of stitch patterns, contributing to wondrous twinings and textures. From selective elongation to twisted wraps, simple slips to complex decreases and increases, crossing a la cables to threading through each other: come explore the secret life of long stitches.

Supplies
100 yds #4 (worsted) weight yarn; 20-50 yds in a second color US 7 and 13 knitting needles.

Knitting Basics:

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.

Homework
With smaller needle and main color, cast on 26 sts. Knit 4 rows; set aside.