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Intarsia Crash Course
Nov 4 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Intarsia is a way of working colorwork without having to carry strands in the back of your knitting. Learn how to work this cute zippered intarsia pouch – perfect for needles and notions!
Skills learned:

intarsia
reading an intarsia knitting pattern
wrap and turn

Materials:

37 yards of each of 3 colors worsted weight 100% wool (superwash will not felt)
US#10.5 (6.5mm) needles
Tapestry needle, button, zipper optional (called for in pattern, not used in class).
Copy of Totally pattern by Faye Kennington.

Homework:
Begin working pattern until Color Block One.
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Finishing 101
Nov 4 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

How you put together your finished garment can catapult a project from great to stunning. Learn the skills to make the details in your garment truly shine – techniques that are even used in couture garments.
One 2 hour class
Skills learned:

weaving in ends
a seaming breakdown: focusing on mattress stitch, but also covering
butted seams and 3 needle bind-off
preventing or solving problems like curled hems or uneven seams
dozens of tips to make the finishing process easier!

Materials:

blunt tip tapestry needle
sharp tip needle, with eye that your yarn can fit through
locking stitch markers or safety pins
thread or embroidery floss that matches the colors of your yarn, or is
close
waste yarn, with good twist, not fuzzy that is sock weight or
lighter

Homework: Bring in at least 4 swatches – 2 in stockinette, and the other 2 in garter. If possible, block them before-hand. We will practice finishing techniques on them. If you have a project you are interested in advice in finishing, bring the project and the pattern and we will talk strategies to finish at the end of the class.

Bind Offs
Nov 4 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Review and expand your repertoire of bind offs.
One 2 hour class
Skills learned:

a variety of bind offs, including: Knitted, lace, Jenny’s super stretchy bind off, picot, and a few others!
situations when various bind offs should be used

Materials:

worsted weight yarn in at least two colors
needles appropriate to yarn (suggested US#7 or US#8)
locking stitch markers

Homework:
Please cast on 100 sts and work in stockinette stitch for 2″. Do not bind off.