Thu 10/4, 10/18, & 10/25
You’ve made all the pieces—now how to put them together? This part is fun and satisfying, too. Good finishing techniques make the difference between “homemade” and “handmade.” If you have any special challenges in your projects, let us know ahead of time, and we will try to incorporate them in the class.
Instructor: Jean Carter (aka Dr. Jean!)
Prerequisites: knit and purl, cast on, bind off, basic decreases
Skills Learned: Planning to finish, Think-ahead hems, Blocking, Seaming every which way, Pick-up-and-knit.
Materials Required: Bring a yarn with suitable size needle. Make it big and smooth and pale-colored so that you can see what you are doing. Worsted or Aran weight and size 8-9 needles are ideal. No multi-colors or fuzzy yarns. Bring a few yards of a similar size yarn in a contrasting color. Basic knitting kit: tapestry needle, scissors, locking and closed stitch markers. Bring any needles you used to make your homework swatches.
Pieces for learning Seaming and Shoulders:
For learning seaming: (Make 2 the same.) Cast on 20 sts, any technique. Work stockinette for 26 rows. (DO NOT slip the first stitch of each row or give it a garter stitch border, JUST stockinette.) Bind off. (If you want to preserve your class seams for later reference, make 2 more identical pieces.)
Pieces for learning shoulders: (Make 2 the same, except work one of them one row longer to end up on the wrong side.) Cast on 18 sts. Work in garter stitch (k every row) for 4 rows. Work in stockinette stitch for 10 or 11 rows. (See above.) Do not bind off. Leave about 2 yards of yarn attached. Place sts on a piece of string to hold.
All class materials must be purchased from Warm n Fuzzy.