Swing Knitting and Other Fancy Pants Stitches

Tickets at $110.00

October 1, 2017 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm Hastings Room 2

Add colour and coloured texture to your heel flaps the easy way.  Use the Swing Knitting technique for simple one row stripes and slip stitches; from two and three colour moss stitch to vertical stripes and dots.  Never work with more than one strand of yarn at a time, but avoid sewing in those hundreds of ends.
In this hands on class, you will learn the basic technique, then play with your yarn and try the more complicated looking but easy textures and stripes.  In addition you will learn to spark up your knitting with some unusual and fancy, yet easy stitches.  Perfect for dressing up a pair of Plain Jane socks.
We will learn picot cast on’s, “button hole” stitch edgings, ribbons, weaving and much more.  You will be working small samples of each of the stitches.

Skills required:  knowledge of knit and purl sts.

Materials required to bring:

  • usual knitting kit
  • Variety of left over sock yarn or DK yarn in highly contrasting colours
  • set of dpns in size appropriate for yarn

Homework: none

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