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Improve Your Knitting Technique with Patty Lyons


We know how to knit, but do we know how to build a perfect fabric? There's always room for improvement! Does your knitting "row out" (purl stitches are looser than knit stitches), are you looking for a better way to control your knitting gauge? What about alternative ways to tension your yarn when working with a stiff or slippery fiber? We'll explore ways to improve your knitting technique by looking at the most important fundamentals, like the job of the left needle tip and the right needle shaft, stitch sizing, and even the correct exit path of your stitch. We will explore edge stitches, cast on and bind offs, and ahuge array of knitting tips. The last part of class will be open for all knitting questions (that you've put in the "bag of why"), so come with your questions and let's explore our knitting.

Skill Level: Advanced Beginner
Must know how to knit, purl, cast on, bind off, know simple increase and decreases. Recognize the knit and purl stitch and be able to work them in a pattern without supervision.
Instructor: Patty Lyons
Date: Saturday, 3/4/2017
Time: 9:00am–12:00pm
Materials Required: 

  • Yarn: worsted-weight, smooth, light colored. 
  • Needles: US size 8 (5 mm) and 9 (5.5 mm) needles (whichever your yarn choice requires).
  • OPTIONAL to experiment with purl gauge: bring needles 2–3 sizes smaller and larger.

Swatch #1

  1. Cast on 24 stitches, 
  2. Work 2 inches in plain stockinette (NO GARTER EDGE), enough to get a sense of your knitting style. 
  3. Do not bind off, we will be working this swatch.
Swatch #2
  1. CO 28 stitches
  2. Row 1 *K3, P2 *, rep from * to * to last 3 stitches, K3
  3. Row 2 *P3, k2*, rep from * to * to last 3 stitches, P3. 
  4. Repeat Rows 1-2 three more times. 
  5. Do not bind off, we will be working this swatch.

When possible, please buy your materials from WEBS.

Note: If you are purchasing more than one unit of the same class, please call customer service with that person's name and information.

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