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Friday 02/23/2018, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Friday 02/23/2018, 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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*Knitting Color, Creativity Project-based Special techniques Stitch patterns

Harry Wells

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Addictive Argyle! (and Other Retro Designs): Sock with Harry Wells
Love those classic diamond shapes called Argyle, but mystified about how to accomplish them? In this workshop, you will learn the key tips for mastering the classic technique of knitting Argyle flat with bobbins, and a seaming method that makes the seams nearly invisible and not bulky. Each stage of the construction of an argyle sock will be covered, which is both similar and different to the traditional top down heel flap sock. Also covered will be how to chart your own Argyle patterns for different gauges, very cool retro and contemporary variations on Argyle, other intarsia retro sock designs, and designing with Argyle patterns in garments and accessories.

Note: Prerequisite Skill Level: Participants must be able to cast on (long tail cast-on preferable) and work knit, purl, K2 tog, and SSK without assistance. Also must have experience and be able to knit in the round with double points without assistance. Knowledge of top down sock design with basic heel flap technique will be helpful, but not necessary; pattern will be written in detail to accomplish the design.

__Straight needles, Size 5
__DK wt wool yarn, 4 colors. 100 grams of main color, 25 grams of CC #1
(for diamond), 25 grams of CC #2 (for diamond), 15 grams of CC #3 (for criss-cross). The Crisscross color should contrast with all the other colors.
__10 knitting bobbins (EZBobs recommended, size small)
__Highlighter tape or post-it notes
__Medium size tapestry needle that will work with DK weight yarn
__Stitch markers.
__Knitting or Crochet Basics Includes 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.

Two approximately 3” x 3” stockinette swatches in dk or worsted weight wool yarn, bound off and blocked.

CO 51 sts with MC from supplies list, leaving a 10” tail (used for seaming). Working flat, rib k1, p1 for 1 ½”, ending with p1 at end of last row (WS). Leave yarn attached and bring to class. This is the ribbing for your sock.