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Friday 11/15/2019, 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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Gwen Bortner

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The Perfect Pick-up with Gwen Bortner
For most knitters, the thought of picking up stitches is not a happy one. But it doesn't have to be that way. With a few hints, a couple of tricks, and a little bit of practice, picking up stitches can become no more of a worry than casting on or binding off. Come to class to learn the trick to creating a smooth even line along your picked-up edge. Discover the secret to ensuring that your picked-up edging matches perfectly with the rest of the fabric (no pulls or bulges). Practice the surprisingly simple technique for making a picked-up edging almost perfectly reversible. Everyone appreciates a perfectly picked-up, beautiful edging. Now you can pick up perfectly too!

__1 oz of DK or worsted weight yarn in 2 contrasting colors of the same yarn used for swatches
__Knitting needles in a size appropriate for the yarn selected,
__Homework swatches

Make 2 swatches in a light-color classic yarn:
Cast on 15 stitches, work 40 rows Stockinette stitch, and bind off.
Cast on 15 stitches, work 40 rows Garter stitch, and bind off.