Name
Mad for Plaid!
Date
Thursday, May 13, 2021
Time
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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Session Type:
2-Hour Class
Skill Level:
Intermediate
Teacher:
Melissa Leapman
Category
Knitting, Tips & Techniques
Class Details:

From ginghams to tartans, plaids are super hot on fashion runways these days. Join Melissa and learn several ways to develop, design, and knit these updated classics. And don't get your needles in a bunch: Many of the methods do not require juggling a million balls of yarn per row!

Homework:

#1: With smooth worsted weight yarn and appropriate-size needles, cast on 23 stitches. Work K1P1 Rib for 1". Begin Stockinette (knit one row/purl one row) and work even for 4 rows. Slip stitches onto a holder with the yarn attached.

#2: With smooth worsted weight yarn in pink, light gray, light blue, or lavender, and appropriate-size needles, cast on 23 stitches. Work K1P1 Rib for 1". Slip stitches onto a holder with the yarn attached.

#3: This swatch will use 4 colors of worsted weight yarn (A, B, C, and D) and appropriate-size needles. With A, cast on 24 stitches. Work K1P1 Rib for 1". Begin Stockinette, and work 4 rows with A. Continuing in Stockinette, change to B and work 1 row; change to C and work 6 rows; change to D, and work 1 row; change to C and work 6 rows; change to B, work 1 row; change to A, work 6 rows. Bind off with A. Block swatch.

#4: With smooth worsted weight yarn and appropriate-size needles, cast on 23 stitches. Work K1P1 Rib for 1". Slip stitches onto a holder with the yarn attached.

Supplies for Class:

Four homework swatches; class handout printed in color; worsted weight yarn in white/cream, red or dark gray or navy, or purple; worsted weight yarn in other solid colors; appropriate size needles; size 7 or 8 double-pointed needles or circular needle (any length); size I/9 crochet hook; blunt tapestry needle with wide eye; sticky notes; scissors.