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There’s nothing quite like creating a knitted garment that looks like it came right off a loom. It’s easier than you think! Join Bruce Weinstein, author of Knits Men Want to discover the stitches used to create knitted fabric with a woven quality. Bruce will show us how to knit stitches such as herringbone and tweed, among others, which create lovely fabrics that are perfect for throws, shawls, scarves and even table runners – some are even reversible. Please be comfortable casting on, binding off, knitting, purling, slipping stitches, and SSK.
For the linen, tweed, and purled tweed stitches you will need a skein of DK weight yarn, 5.5 sts/inch in stockinette on needles appropriate to the yarn. You will use 1 skein for sampling all three variations of these woven stitches. (For a 72 inch scarf /shawl in these stitches you would need 750 - 1000 yards.) Please also bring needles in 1, 2, and 3 sizes larger than suggested for gauge. We will swatch together in class on all sizes. Please note, if you are an extremely tight knitter, you might consider needles 2, 3, and 4 times larger than suggested.
For the herringbone stitch you will need a bulky yarn, 3.5 sts/inch in stockinette on suggested needles. You will use 1 skein for sampling swatches. (For a long 90” scarf you would need 1000 yards, or 2 colors 500 yards each.) Please also bring needles 2 and 3 sizes larger than suggested for gauge. To knit this scarf the long way, which is preferable, a 36+” circular needle is required. You can gauge swatch on straight needles then purchase the large circular when a needle size is chosen.