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Sock Yarn Little Dragon with Susan B. Anderson

Loaded with techniques and filled with fun, Susan B. Anderson's Little Dragon is an adorable knit toy pattern knit in sock yarn held doubled. It is knit from the bottom-up, seamlessly and in one piece. There is no seaming involved. After the body and head are knit in one piece, the appendages are picked up and knit on, creating a no-sew quick and fun knit. Susan will discuss and demonstrate loads of toy-knitting techniques during the class, including seamless toy-knitting from the bottom-up, Kitchener stitch, various increases and decreases, putting your toy together, specific techniques for Little Dragon, face embroidery, how to use safety eyes, stuffing techniques and much more. You will leave the class being a much more confident toy knitter!

Prerequisite: Knitting II or equivalent
Instructor: Susan B. Anderson
Date: Sunday, 10/12/14
Time: 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Materials Required:

  • Yarn and needles for your chosen dragon; stitch markers (locking)
  • Yarn needle
  • Scissors
  • Ruler or tape measure
  • Fiberfill (large baggie full is plenty)
  • Poly-pellets (optional and considered a choking hazard for infants and young children—use with caution)
  • 6mm safety eyes (optional )
  • Black embroidery floss

HOMEWORK: Check your gauge and decide which size dragon you’d like to knit; gather and bring your yarn, needles, and other materials to class. For the Little Dragon: The Little Dragon uses approximately 50 grams of fingering-weight yarn. Yarn is held double throughout. Gauge: 6 sts per inch in Stockinette stitch with yarn held double (24 sts to 4"/10cm) on US size 5 (3.75mm) double-pointed needles, set of 4 or size to obtain gauge on yarn held double. For the Mini Dragon: Yarn is held single throughout. Gauge: 7 sts per inch in Stockinette stitch on US size 1 (2.25mm) dpns.

*All materials must be purchased at WEBS

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