Pockets! (NEW!)
Date & Time
Friday, March 9, 2018, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Session Type:
3-Hour Class
Skill Level:
Advanced Beginner
Tracy Purtscher
Tips & Techniques
Class Details:
Pockets are found in most garments but rarely in sweaters. Why not add a pocket or two to your knitted garments? In class, we will explore a variety of pocket shapes, styles, how to add them to finished garments, and how to add them while you are knitting your garment. Decorative stitching for bold accent pockets, invisibly stitched patch pockets, snip and ravel afterthought pockets, steeked pockets, and added-stitch contiguous pockets are some of the methods you will learn to add pocket of any size, shape, or style. Technique Requirements:Knit/purl; cast on/bind off; increase/decrease
Make a total of 7 swatches in light-colored worsted-weight yarn(s) as described below.
Make 4 identical swatches of the following:
CO 36 sts
Knit 5 rows
Row 1: k3, p30, k3.
Row 2: Knit.
Rep. rows 1 and 2 until piece forms a square.
Knit 5 more rows.
Make 3 identical swatches of the following using two contrasting colors:
With color A CO 21 sts
Row 1: Purl.
Row 2: Knit.
Rep rows 1 and 2.
With color B
Rep rows 1 and 2 until piece measures 5 inches.
Do NOT bind off, place stitches on holder or scrap yarn.
Supplies for Class:
Smooth, light-colored worsted-weight yarn and appropriately sized needles. Fingering- or sock-weight yarn in a highly contrasting color. 1 pair or set of dpns size 0, 1, or 2. Tapestry needle or yarn needle. 1 small crochet hook size B or C. Scissors, graph paper, and pencil. Stitch holders (optional).
Length of Class
3 hour class