Due to a family emergency, Deb Newton, the original teacher of this class, will not able to be at the event. We are thrilled that an excellent teacher, Faina Goberstein, has stepped in to teach it in her own way, and she describes it as the following.
Have you ever thought about knitting your favorite sweater again and making some simple changes to bring the look from the ordinary to spectacular? Learn how to substitute the trims along the hemline, sleeves, neckline, and front edges using designs that are interesting and compatible with the main texture of a garment.
There is so much to explore! Knitwear designer Faina Goberstein is always looking to add attractive accents that make the project unique and sophisticated in her own designs. She will share her finishing techniques on executing new trims for the best look. You will think as a co-designer of your sweater while you discuss a new version of existing design.
In class you will use the provided handout (updated February 6) and the existing homework swatches (that assignment has not changed) to stir your creativity.
Make the following two swatches:
Swatch #1: With worsted-weight yarn and size 7 OR 8 needle (one that makes a fabric that you like—not too firm, with a nice drape!) cast on 42 sts.
Next row (RS row): k1 (keep this edge st in Stockinette St: k RS, p WS), work textured pattern (see below) over 40 sts, place marker, k1 (keep this edge st in Stockinette St). Work even as established until your swatch is approximately square. Bind off.
Textured pattern: Multiple of 4 sts.
Rows 1 and 2: * k2, p2; rep from *.
Rows 3 and 4: * p2, k2; rep from *.
Repeat rows 1–4.
Swatch #2: In worsted-weight yarn, work one swatch in a pattern of your choice, final swatch at least 6" x 6".
Bring remaining yarn and the needles you used for the swatch.
Worsted-weight yarn in two coordinating colors, one ball each. Needles size 6, 7 and 8.
NEW: Crochet hook size G. Locking markers.