Class Title: Go Bi-Textural: Combine Knitting & Crochet
Instructor: Edie Eckman
Overall Skill Category: Beginner to Intermediate. Basic skills needed include knowing how to: knit, purl, increase, decrease, cast-on and bind off stitches. Also basic crochet skills.
Class Description: Break out of your knitting rut by blending techniques. We’ll combine the best properties of knitting with the best properties of crochet to get designs that wow and knits that fit! See how to use crochet techniques to make your knits fit better, create the perfect buttonhole, insert a crocheted motif into a knitted fabric, and other tips.
Materials fee: None
Supplies to Bring to Class: Smooth, light-colored dk or worsted-weight yarn in two or more colors, and needles and hook(s) in appropriate sizes. Optional: 5mm Tunisian crochet hook.
Pre-Class Assignment: Using smooth, light-colored worsted weight yarn and a size H (5.5mm) hook, make one crocheted square, as follows:
Simple crocheted Square
Ch 4, join with slip st to form ring.
Rnd 1: Ch 3 (counts as dc), 2 dc in ring, ch 2, *3 dc in ring, ch 2; rep from * two times, join with slip st to top of ch-3.
Rnd 2: Ch 3 (counts as dc), dc in next 2 dc, *(2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next space**, dc in next 3 dc; rep from * around, ending last rep at **, join with slip st to top of ch-3.
Rnd 3: Ch 1, sc in each dc around, placing (sc, ch 1, sc) in each corner space, join with slip st to first sc. Fasten off.
Class Size: Maximum of 20 students.