Learning Stacked Stitches: The Zipper Swatch
Saturday, September 22, 2018
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Accessories, Tips & Techniques
In this class students will learn the basics of knitting with stacked stitches. Stacked stitches are a type of increase and decrease used to create extreme, wavy stripes, shaping, or 3-dimensional texture without stranding on the wrong side of the piece or the use of other, traditional colorwork methods. We will focus on mastering the increase and decrease stitches and cast on a scarf or swatch to experiment with. We will discuss several ways to troubleshoot our work and fix mistakes in this unusual and versatile technique. We will also focus on different ways to modify and change the zipper stitch motif to fit into any shaped, flat, or circular project. Technique Requirements: Knit/purl; cast on/bind off; increase/decrease; easy colorwork, specifically stripes
Supplies for Class:
Worsted-weight scrap yarn in multiple colors, circular needles with a flexible cord in a corresponding size to your yarn and a few adjacent sizes (metal or plastic needles are strongly recommended), stitch markers. Optional materials: scratch paper, highlighter tape, and a digital row counter. Patterns are provided by the instructor.