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Sally Melville: ESSENTIAL SKILLS for EVERY KNITTER

Sally Melville: ESSENTIAL SKILLS for EVERY KNITTER

No matter how advanced and accomplished we are, there are habits or holes in our knitting repertoire. Perhaps we rely upon the same cast-on, the same increase, the same decrease. Perhaps we are not confident of our seaming or are confounded by the instruction to "pick up and knit 101 stitches around the neck edge . . . evenly!"

This workshop explores and explains the many techniques we should all have in our repertoire. We'll talk about which choices are best suited to each situation and why, and we'll practice them all with lots of hands-on experience.

SKILL LEVEL beginner intermediate and beyond. (Very experienced knitters get a lot from this class, and so do newer knitters. But because the work covers skills related to garments, these newer knitters should probably have made a sweater--or else the work won't have a context.)

SUPPLIES TO BRING yarn, needles, blunt tapestry needle, crochet hook

HOMEWORK Use plain, light-colored yarn throughout. Worsted weight works best. Block both swatches.

  1. Work an approximately 3" X 3 square swatch in stockinette, then bind off.
  2. Cast on 24 stitches: work in stockinette until the piece measures 3" in length. DO EXACTLY AS WRITTEN: do not slip stitches and do not work short rows. (You are shaping a round neck, in case you wonder what is going on.) At the beginning of the next RS row, bind off 6 stitches. At the beginning of the next RS row, bind off 3 stitches. At the beginning of the next RS row, bind off 2 stitches. At the beginning of the next 3 RS rows, bind off 1 stitch. Work 8 rows straight. Bind off all stitches.

Cost $95 (KCMs $90)

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