Challenging Stitches from Japanese Designs
Friday, September 21, 2018
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Tips & Techniques, World Traditions
Every knitter loves to discover new and interesting stitch patterns. This class gives you a chance to try out a few unusual stitches that I’ve found in Japanese garments. We’ll review the symbols used in these designs, then swatch four or five stitches that you haven’t seen before. You don’t need to know how to read a Japanese pattern, but you do need to be comfortable knitting from charts. Some of the charts are difficult to interpret, and some of the stitches may be complicated to execute, so bring an adventuresome attitude—but keep in mind that these stitches are fun! The class aims to remove the fear from tackling complex charts, so you can approach just about any Japanese chart with confidence. Technique Requirements: Knit/purl; cast on/bind off; increase/decrease; beginner lace; chart reading; have knit a few accessories; short rows; must be comfortable knitting from stitch pattern charts.
Supplies for Class:
Note-taking material; small amounts of smooth yarn for swatching (suggested: DK to worsted-weight) and appropriate needles (suggested: sizes 5/3.75mm to 8/5mm); scissors and your usual notions.