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Fundamental Techniques for Sweater Knitting

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Name: Fundamental Techniques for Sweater Knitting
Date: January 18, 2019 - January 19, 2019
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Event Description:

JANUARY 18 3-6pm
AND
JANUARY 19 10:30a-1:30pm

This two-part course is designed for those knitters comfortable with knit and purl stitches, and who are ready to move on from knitting scarves to a sweater project. Students will learn fundamental techniques required when knitting a sweater, like how to count rows, use stitch markers, increase/decrease, and create ribbing and buttonholes. On Friday evening, students will create samples in order to become familiar with different cast-on methods, creating ribbing, increasing and decreasing at row ends, using markers to create cabling or patterns, binding off and reading pattern abbreviations. On Saturday morning, students will bring in their sweater projects and begin by making swatches for sizing, read over their sweater pattern and then learn to stitch the fabric together. Students can begin their own sweater projects with guidance from the instructor.

PLEASE BRING: (sold at Atelier)
Your chosen sweater pattern
200 yards solid color, worsted weight yarn
16” US7 circular knitting needles
16” US8 circular knitting needles
(needles should be a contrasting color from the yarn)
US8 cable needle
stitch markers
row counter
flat ruler/gauge
yarn sewing-needle
crochet hook
tape measurer

Location:
Atelier - 10128 Donner Pass Rd, Truckee CA 96161
Date/Time Information:
Friday, January 18, 3pm to 6pm and Saturday, January 19, 10:30am to 1:30 pm
Contact Information:
Sign up online or call 530 386 2700
Fees/Admission:
$115
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