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Friday 10/04/2019, 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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Karyn Johnston

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Master Perfect Finishing with Karyn Johnston
Fear finishing no more and take your knitting to the next level.

Beginning with an investigation into the anatomy of a stitch and the interconnectivity between stitches in knitted fabric, we'll learn to use that knowledge to skillfully finish our knits.

The goal is to master the skills you need to finish your projects beautifully and easily. We will cover mattress stitch, weaving-in ends invisibly and perfectly picking up stitches. Once you gain confidence in these skills and see the results, you will agree that finishing can be fun.

Note: Students must be able to complete homework swatches independently to take this class.

__Homework swatches (please don’t weave in any ends; we will do this in
__needles and yarn used to make swatches __several yards of a contrasting worsted weight
__darning needle
__locking stitch markers.
__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

Knit the following four swatches using a light-colored worsted-weight wool yarn and needles that give you a gauge of 5 stitches and 7 rows/inch. Make a gauge swatch first, and change needle size if necessary to get this gauge.

Swatch 1 & 2:

• Cast on 22 stitches.
• Row 1: [P2, k2] repeat to last 2 stitches, p2.
• Rows 2-7: Continue working in established rib pattern.
• Rows 8-13: Work 6 rows in stockinette stitch, starting with a knit row.
• Rows 14-23: Work 10 rows garter stitch (knitting all rows). You will have five garter ridges.
• Rows 24-29: Work 6 row in stockinette stitch, starting with a knit row.
• Bind off
• (Repeat for Swatch 2)

Swatch 3:

• Cast on 22 stitches.
• Work in stockinette stitch for 15 rows, beginning with a purl row.
• Bind off.

Swatch 4:

• Cast on 15 stitches.
• Work in stockinette stitch for 27 rows, beginning with a purl row.
• Bind off.