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2013
Friday 08/02/2019, 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm


Skill Level
Easy

Class Hours
3

Price
$85.00

Categories
*Knitting Design Finishing Knitting techniques Skill-building basics


Teacher
Lily Chin

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Borderline Personalities with Lily Chin
Borders and edgings differ from trims; they are often worked separately and in a different direction. Stitches are picked up and worked upward. This means possibilities for a change in materials, gauge, stitch, etc. Learn to join the same border or edging along vertical sides, curved edges, and garment tops. Consider adding border interest to knit garments and even store-bought items.

Supplies
__swatches as prescribed by homework
__set of double pointed needles same size as needles used in swatches 1 or 4 of homework
__circular needles 1 or 2 sizes smaller
__several other colors of worsted weight 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
Swatch 1: With light-colored, worsted weight yarn and appropriate needles for medium tension, cast on 12 sts. Work patterns E, F, G and H (each should measure about 3"). 
PATTERN E: Begin on RS row. Row 1: K2, p2, k4, p2, k2. Row 2: P2, k2, p4, k2, p2. Row 3: K2, p2, place next 2 sts on cable needle (cn) and hold in back of work, k next 2 sts, k 2 sts off cn, p2, k2. Row 4: Rep row 2. Rep rows 1 to 4 four more times for 20 rows total, then knit 2 rows stockinette stitch. 
PATTERN F: Begin on RS row with contrasting color (CC) yarn, do not end off Main Color (MC) but leave it at side of work. Row 1: Knit across. Row 2: Sl first st p-wise, knit to within last st, sl last st p-wise. Change to MC again and rep rows 1 and 2, change to CC and rep rows 1 and 2. Continue to alternate 2 rows each color until 20 rows have been worked, end off CC, k 2 rows Stockinette stitch with MC. 
PATTERN G: Begin on RS row. Row 1: * k1, sl 1 wyib, k1; rep from*. Row 2: purl across. Rep rows 1 and 2 nine more times for 20 rows total, then knit 2 rows stockinette stitch. 
PATTERN H: Begin on RS row. Work in Garter Stitch throughout. Row 1: K2tog to dec, k10. Row 2: Sl first stitch as if to p, k across. Row 3: Dec first 2 sts tog, then k across. Row 4: Rep row 2. Rows 5 thru 16: Rep rows 3 and 4, end with 4 sts. Row 17: k & p in first st to inc, k 3. Row 18: Rep row 2. Row 19: Inc in first st, then k across. Row 20: Rep row 2. Rows 21 thru 32: Rep rows 19 and 20, end with 12 sts. If desired, rep rows 1 thru 32 once more. If not, bind off. 
Swatch 2 (PATTERN I): With same yarn and needles as above, cast on 12 sts. Work in Garter stitch throughout. Begin on RS row with contrasting color (CC) yarn, do not end off main color (MC) but leave it at side of work. Row 1: K2tog to dec, k9, k and p in last st to increase. Row 2: K across. Change to MC again and rep rows 1 and 2, change to CC and rep rows 1 and 2. Continue to alternate 2 rows each color until 36 rows or 6" have been worked, end off CC, bind off with MC. 
Swatch 3 (PATTERN J): Cast on 4 sts. Begin on RS row. Work in Garter Stitch throughout. Row 1: K2, k and p in next st to inc, k last st, 5 sts total. Row 2: Sl first st as if to p, k to within last st, sl last st as if to p. Row 3: K to within last 2 sts, inc in next st, k last st. Row 4: Rep row 2. Rows 5 thru 16: Rep rows 3 and 4, end with 12 sts. Row 17: Bind off first 8 sts, k1, inc in next st, k last st, 5 sts total. Row 18: Rep row 2. Rows 19 thru 32: Rep rows 3 and 4, end with 12 sts. If desired, rep rows 17 thru 32 once more. If not, bind off. 
Swatch 4: With same yarn and 2 double pointed needles of the same size as above, work 4" of I-cord, bind off. To work I-cord: Cast on 3 or 4 sts on one double pointed needle or dpn. *With another dpn, k across. DO NOT TURN WORK, always have RS or k side facing you. Slide all sts to right-hand end of dpn. String strand of yarn across back of work and rep from * until cord measures about 4", bind off. Tug on cord slightly lengthwise. This cord is similar to that made by "knitting knobbies" and looks like a small, circular tube. 
Swatch 5: With same yarn and needles as swatch 1, cast on 20 sts and work in stockinette stitch for 4-6", bind off.