Sunday 02/25/2018, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Finishing with a Bang, Not a Whimper: Seams and Shoulders with Harry Wells
Finishing means many things in knitting, and doing it well is essential for an attractive garment outcome. A beautifully seamed garment is key.Learn various methods of seaming and weaving, including joining side seams, sleeves, ribbing, garter st to garter st, weaving two bound off edges (e.g shoulders), vertical to horizontal (e.g. sleeve to armhole), and making sloped shoulders with short rows and three needle bindoff.
Worsted weight wool/wool blend yarn in light or medium color (no dark colors). Size 7, straight needles (or 24” circular) and DPNs, small scissors, locking stitch markers, waste yarn, medium eye tapestry needle (appropriate for worsted weight yarn)
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.
Swatches 1-10: Using #4 (worsted-weight) wool yarn and US7
needle, work 10 swatches of stockinette st. CO 16 sts and work 20 rows.
Bind off 8 of the swatches. Leave live stitches on waste yarn or stitch
holder on the last 2 swatches, leaving 4 foot tails for working yarn.
Swatches 11 & 12: Using #4 (worsted-weight) wool yarn
and US7 needle, work 2 swatches of 1x1 ribbing with odd number of
stitches. CO 17 sts and work 20 rows. Begin and end ribbing with a knit
stitch on right side rows. BO in ribbing.
Swatches 13 & 14: Using #4 (worsted-weight) wool yarn
and US7 needle, work 2 swatches 1x1 ribbing with even number of
stitches. CO 18 sts and work 20 rows. Place 2 knit sts on one end and 1
knit stitch on other end on right side rows. BO in ribbing.
Swatches 15 & 16 Using #4 (worsted-weight) wool yarn
and US7 needle, work two swatches 2x2 ribbing—set up your ribbing for a
multiple of 4 plus 2, so CO 18 sts and work 20 rows, placing 2 knit
stitches on each end of right side rows. BO in ribbing.