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5387
Thursday 03/22/2018, 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm


Skill Level
Intermediate

Class Hours
3

Price
$75.00

Teacher
Beth Whiteside

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Pleasing Plaits, Beautiful Braids with Beth Whiteside
Braids on fabric?!? Yes! The intriguing horizontal element known as Herringbone or Latvian braid appears on hats, mittens, and garments from across northern Europe and the Baltic. How do you make these colorful plaits on the edge and in the middle of knit fabric? In this class you'll learn how to work several types of braided cast-ons, place braids across the middle of fabric using chain stitch and stranding techniques, and braid as you bind off. By the end of class you’ll be planning pleasing plaits for all your projects.

Supplies
_50 yds each #4 (worsted-weight) yarn in 3 light or bright complementary colors (A, B, C)
_24"[60 cm] circular needle (or size appropriate for yarn)
_Knitting Basics: Sharp scissors, Notebook, Pen or pencil with eraser, Stitch markers, Tapestry needles (large and small), Tape measure, Small calculator, Needles and crochet hooks of various sizes.

Homework
Holding A and B together and leaving short tails of each, make a slip knot; place on needle. Insert fingers between strands for long-tail cast-on with A over index and B over thumb; cast on 20 sts, excluding slip knot. Cut B. Pulling out slip knot at end of first row, with A, knit 4 rows. Set aside.