Jump into more complex finishing techniques. At the end of this class you will have the proficient skills to conquer the finishing techniques of ANY project. Learn how to set-in different types of sleeves, defeat duplicate stitch while weaving in your tails, learn how to line up horizontal stripes using the staircase technique and learn the best way to block your knitting, complete with a demonstration.
Technique Requirements: Knit/purl, cast on/bind off, increase/decrease, working in the round
Swatches #1 AND #2: PLEASE MAKE TWO IDENTICAL SWATCHES! Using 2 different colors of worsted weight yarn (color “A” and Color “B”) and a size US #7 OR #8 straight OR circular knitting needle, cast on 18 stitches with color “A”. Work in Stockinette Stitch (Row 1: Knit, Row 2: Purl) as follows: Rows 1-8: Color “A” Rows 9-12: Color “B” Rows 13-20: Color “A” Bind off all stitches loosely! Swatch #3. Using worsted-weight yarn and a size US 7 OR 8 straight OR circular knitting needle, cast on 18 stitches. Work in garter stitch (knit every row) until piece measures 4 inches. Bind off all stitches loosely. Swatch #4. Using worsted-weight yarn and a size US 7 OR 8 straight OR circular knitting needle, cast on 18 stitches. Work in Stockinette Stitch (Row #1 Knit, Row#2 Purl) until piece measures 4 inches. Bind off All stitches loosely.
Supplies for Class:
Two skeins (different colors) of worsted weight yarn; 2 size US# 7 or 8 straight OR circular knitting needles; one size US#4,5 OR 6 straight OR circular knitting needles; darning needle; scissors; size G OR H crochet hook.