Pick Your Knits and Purls—Continental Immersion (Part 1 of 2)
Saturday, September 22, 2018
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Tips & Techniques
When you learn Lorilee’s brand of continental knitting, you will minimize your hand motions for a more comfortable, and perhaps speedier, way to knit. Each finger has a job to do. Understand exactly what motions have a bearing on stitch gauge. (It’s not what you think!) Learn to create even knitting by sizing your knits and purls equally. Learn how your choice of tools affects your outcome. Practice the knit stitch, then move on to purl and ribbing, where efficiency really pays off. We’ll learn ways to enlist “helper” fingers to accomplish trickier maneuvers including increases, decreases, slip-stitch patterning, cables, lace, simple two-handed colorwork, and bobbles. Each student gets individual attention. The goal is to cement your learning by having more time with the teacher’s eyes on your hands, and to realize all maneuvers can be achieved in your new style.
Technique Requirements: Knit/purl; increase/decrease; chart reading; easy colorwork
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