Have you ever had a difficult time starting a project from the center? Well-known lace designer Romi Hill shows you how. We’ll cover some great cast-ons like Emily Ocker’s center start and the belly button, move on to how to keep your center from poking out, and end with some great loose bind-offs, including a crochet bind-off with crochet hook or knitting needle, a stretchy bind off to use on anything, and a picot bind off.
Technique Requirements: Knit/purl; cast on/bind off; increase/decrease; working in the round; beginner lace; chart reading; we will be working with a crochet hook, but all we need to do is chain, which is super easy!
Supplies for Class:
Fingering-weight through aran-weight yarn (tip: bring light-colored yarn that doesn’t split). You should have a range of needle sizes to try, making sure to bring at least two of any size circular needles to use in the round (as in 2 x US 4 circs) as well as double-pointed needles. Make sure to bring needles in larger sizes than yarn ball band states. Smooth cotton waste yarn (fingering or sport weight) and a crochet hook for the waste yarn.