Even More Challenging Japanese Stitch Patterns
Saturday, January 18, 2020
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Tips & Techniques, World Traditions
Ready for a real challenge? Join me to experience several more complex and (possibly) daunting stitch patterns drawn from Japanese garment designs. You don’t need experience with Japanese patterns, but you should be comfortable knitting from charts. We’ll review the standardized symbols used in the selected patterns, with further explanation for a few that require clarification. Then we’ll swatch at least four stitch patterns; for each one, we’ll consider what’s hard about the chart and we’ll take a look at the original garments. They’re fun to knit, and you’ll have several new techniques for your repertoire or to use in your own designing. These are all different from the “Challenging Stitches” class.
Technique Requirements: Knit/purl; cast on/bind off; increase/decrease; cables; advanced lace; chart reading; have knit a whole garment. Note, this class moves quickly!
Supplies to Bring:
Materials Fee (to Be Paid Directly to the Teacher):