Saturday, May 25th from 11:00 – 1:00 pm
This asymmetric shawl knits quickly using slipped stitches over a stockinette background. The built in I-cord edge and an I-cord bind off provide a clean finish. Choose 3 contrasting colors of fingering weight yarn: bright color pops, variegated yarn, or soothing pastels, to match your own unique style. Finished size: 80” wingspan / 19” depth
Time: One 2-hour class
Level 4 Pygora: ready to hybridize, able to knit and purl, increase and decrease in knitting
Skills you need (these are essential for everyone to have the best class experience):
- Knit and Purl
- Reading a pattern
- Knit through the back loop
- Purl through the back loop
- Knit front and back of 1 stitch
- Purl into front and back of 1 stitch
- Knit 2 stitches together
Skills you will learn:
- Make 1 below (an increase)
- Purl 1 stitch elongated
- Slip stitches to form colorwork
- I-cord edge, I-cord bind off
- 3 skeins of Fingering weight yarn, 300, 280 and 380 yards.
- Our sample is made with Copper Corgi Savannah Sock and Neighborhood Fiber Co Studio Sock. MC – one shot speckle pot 250 yards, CC1 – azalea 230 yards, CC2 – petworth 330 yards
- Circular Needles US 4 and US 6 for bind off
- Notions: stitch markers, darning needle for weaving in ends, highlighter pen for marking pattern, highlighter tape for tracking rows (this will be provided in class if needed), pins and/or wires for blocking.
- Purchase pattern Plaid is the New Fad by Cally Monster (you can come to the shop to purchase the pattern through Ravelry in-store purchasing and have your pattern included in the class supply discount. We will print it for you too.)
- We will practice the stitches listed above on a swatch that you create in class. Bring leftover balls of yarn in 2 contrasting colors of fingering weight yarn not being used in your pattern. In class we will use this to learn any stitches that you are not familiar with before starting on your actual project. We will use the 2nd contrasting color of fingering weight yarn to practice the slip stitch row. We will also practice the i-cord edge and bind-off with this yarn.
Once everyone is comfortable with the stitches, we will start on the pattern using your project yarn.
Susan Johnson has been knitting since she was a teenager. She is always looking for projects where a new skill or technique is learned. In her day job she provides training for a software company. Teaching knitting classes allows her to combine her training experience with her love of knitting. She is a huge Ravelry fan, where you can find her as SusanJ.