Let It Go: Drop-Stitch Patterns
Date & Time
Sunday, March 26, 2017, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Session Type:
3-Hour Class
Skill Level:
Patty Lyons
Tips & Techniques
Class Details:
Remember when the thought of dropping a stitch made your heart stop? Now learn to let that GO! With drop-stitch patterns you will discover the beauty of dropping a stitch on purpose! Drop-stitch patterns are fun and add a wow factor to anything you knit. In this hands-on knitting class, we will explore a variety of beautiful drop-stitch patterns that add texture as well as manipulated drops and lifted floats. Add a bit of wow to any pattern. Come on, drop a stitch, and let it go!
Work 4 swatches, leave all on needles (or stitch holder) with yarn still attached, we will be working these swatches. NOTE: make sure your homework is done correctly in advance of class. We won’t have time to reknit homework swatches in class.
Swatch #1 – CO 21 stitches
Row 1 – K across
Row 2 – K across
Row 3 – *P2tog, YO repeat from * to last stitch, P1
Row 4 – K across
Row 5 – K across
Row 6 – K across
Swatch #2 – CO 24 stitches
Set up row: (RS) -  k1, *p2, k1, yo, k1, p2, k2 ;rep from * end last repeat with p2, k1 — 27 st
Row 1, 3, 5  (WS) -  P1* k2, p3, k2, p2; rep from * end last repeat with k2, p1
Row 2, 4 (RS -  knit the knits, purl the purls
Swatch #3 – CO 21 stitches
Set up row: (RS) -  k1, p1, *k5, p1*; rep from * to last st, k1
Swatch #4 – CO 20 stitches
Tk2tog – Twisted k2tog, slip two sts as if to knit, transfer both sts purlwise back to left needle, knit 2tog, creates a twisted R slanting dec
K2togtbl – Knit two together through the back loop, this will create a twisted L slanting dec
Tbl – through back loop
Set up row 1 : (WS): P2, k1, *p1, ptbl x2, p1, k1 * P2
Set up Row 2: (RS): K2 *p1, tk2tog, yo x 2, k2togtbl, p1, k1, ktbl x2, k1* p1, tk2tog, yo x 2, k2togtbl, p1, k2
Set up Row 3: P2, k1, p1tbl, p into 1st YO, let 2nd drop, p1tbl, k1 *p1, ptbl x2, p1, k1, p1tbl, p into 1st YO, let 2nd drop, p1tbl, k1 * p2
Row 1 & 3: K2 *p1, k1tbl, k1, k1tbl, p1, k1, ktbl x2, k1, *p1, k1tbl, k1, k1tbl, p1, k2
Row 2 & 4: P2, k1, p1tbl, p1, p1tbl, k1 *p1, ptbl x2, p1, k1, p1tbl, p1, p1tbl, k1 * p2
Supplies for Class:
Yarn: Smooth, light colored worsted weight yarn—wool or wool blend best. Needles: Needles appropriate to yarn.