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Saturday 02/23/2019, 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Japanese Knitting Patterns: Getting Started with Gayle Roehm
Do you want to try your hand at a Japanese knitting pattern that doesn’t have a translation? Japanese patterns are presented in a graphic format, with drawings and charts that knitters can decipher without knowing the language. In this three-hour class, we cover the basics of understanding such a pattern. You'll learn where to find important information such as gauge, needle size and shaping. You'll also learn a few key vocabulary words and basic stitch symbols. We'll discuss where to get help when you encounter something unfamiliar. If time permits, we'll practice a swatch to strengthen your chart-reading skills.
Note: You should have knit at least one sweater and be comfortable knitting from charts.
__Yarn for swatching (sport to worsted weight recommended)
__needles of an appropriate size for the 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
Optional: Japanese needle and hook gauges available in class.