Loveland, CO

Elongated, Lifted, and Cinched: Unusual Techniques from Japanese Stitch Dictionaries (Knitting)
Instructor: Barbara Benson
 
Friday, March 29, 2019
1:30 PM-4:30 PM
 
Hands on Workshop
 
Embassy Suites Loveland
 
 
Pricing Information
 
Price: $125.00
Japanese stitch dictionaries are full of interesting, innovative, and downright weird techniques. They frequently require juggling and manipulation of stitches in completely unfamiliar ways that, once executed, make total sense. But reading about them can be confusing. In this technique class we will build up a repertoire of exciting new techniques to add to your arsenal.



  • Student Maximum: 15 (3 seats left)
  • Skill Level and Technique: Knitting, Intermediate
  • Prerequisite: Knit, purl, cast on, bind off, basic lace. Chart reading. An open mind and a fearless attitude. Comfort with intermediate lace is a must.
  • Homework: Using the fingering weight yarn and US #5 (3.75 mm) needles cast on 16 stitches. Knit 4 rows and then work 4 rows of stockinette using the following instructions:
    Row 1 - knit
    Row 2 - k2, p12, k2
    Using the lighter color of your Sport or DK weight yarn and US #7 (4.5mm) needles cast on 9 stitches. Knit 4 rows and then work 4 rows of reverse stockinette using the following instructions:
    Row 1 - k2, p5, k2
    Row 2 – knit.
  • Supply List: We will be knitting two swatches so partial skeins are fine.
    One light color of fingering weight yarn in a light color and US #5 (3.75 mm) needles.

    Two highly contrasting colors of Sport or DK weight yarn and US #7 (4.5mm) needles. Please avoid yarn with variegation, tweed, or a lot of fuzz as well as yarns that are super slippery.

    Notions: post it notes, highlighter tape, or other chart minding materials.
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