Skill Building Classes - Saturday, January 20, 2018

Skill Building Saturday
Saturday,  January 20
Come for one or come for all 
 
Come for as many as you can.  We'll be having fun all day. All one hour, mini workshops will be $10 each with maximum of 8 people.  Give me a call, stop by, or e-mail me if you'd like to sign up.
 
9:00 - 10:00 Provisional Cast on
We'll practice my preferred method (using a crochet hook) and discuss other ways to make this very popular cast on.
Homework/Materials: 2 colors of any weight yarn, crochet hook and needle size appropriate for the yarn.
 
10:30 - 11:30 Kitchener Stitch
We'll practice this seamless seaming technique several times and I'll provide a handy take away card that you can refer back to later. 
Homework/Materials: 2 swatches 20 stitches wide and at least 3 inches long left on the needles, tapestry needle, yarn in contrasting color. 
* Your finished swatches can be used for perfect pick up and applied i-cord, if you're staying.
 
12:00 - 1:00 Mattress Stitch
This stitch will give your seams the perfect finish you hope for.
Homework/Materials: 3 swatches, 20 stitches wide and at least 4 inches long cast off, tapestry needle, a few yards of yarn in a contrasting color. 
* Your finished swatches can be used for perfect pick up and applied i-cord, if you're staying.
 
1:30 - 2:30 Perfect Pick Up
Picking up stitches correctly can make a big difference in how your finished item looks.  We'll learn the techniques for how, how many, and where to pick up (and some tricks) to make your items perfectly picked up.
Homework/Materials: 1 swatch, 20 stitches wide and at least 5 inches long, cast off, needles used to make the swatch, a few yards of yarn to use for pick up.
* Your finished swatches can be used for applied i-cord, if you're staying.
 
3:00 - 4:00 Applied I-cord
This finishing technique gives your sweaters and other knit items the professional edges you expect. I'll bring some examples of how it completes the look perfectly.
Homework/Materials: 1 swatch, 20 stitches wide and at least 6 inches long, cast off, double point needle in the same size as your knit your swatch

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