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Neighborhood Knits - Beyond the Basics

  • 10/08/2019
  • 5:45 PM - 7:30 PM
  • Lakeview Library, Nothside Town Center, 2845 N Sherman Ave, Madison
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Beyond the Basics

The purpose of this class is to expand your knitting skill set by introducing i-cord, an i-cord bind off and the kitchener stitch. I-cord can be used as a cable to hold mittens together or be the ties on a hat. The application of i-cord as a bind off adds a decorative edge to the bottom of a sweater, to sleeves and other items. 

The kitchener stitch is frequently used to close the toe of a sock, but it can also be used to join any two edges where you have live stitches. 

Bring your questions, and as time permits we will explore other small techniques that can expand your knitting power.

What to Bring:

  • worsted or dk yarn that is smooth, cotton or wool is best
  • bring 20 to 30 yards in two different colors
  • needles of a size appropriate for the yarn
  • tapestry needle
  • the usual knitters box of notions
  • bring swatches (the required advance work)

Required advance work

You will need three swatches for this class:

Using dk or worsted weight yarn (smooth yarn, solid color is best) and needles appropriate to the yarn, cast on 40 stitches, work in stockinette stitch for two inches. Leave stitches on needle, do not cut yarn.


Using dk or worsted weight yarn *cast on 20 stitches and work in stockinette for one inch. Places stitches on holder, do not cut yarn*. Using same needles and a different colored yarn of same weight, repeat instructions between astrix.

 

Experience level requiredadvanced beginner, know how to knit and purl

Instructor: Kim Langley


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