The Art of Picking Up Stitches
Level of Experience: Basic knitting skills; able to do homework.
Homework: Knit two swatches before class. Use a smooth, medium-weight yarn in a light color and appropriately-sized needles.
Swatch 1 – garter stitch with one slipped-stitch edge. Cast on 30 stitches. Row 1: knit. Row 2: with your working yarn held in front, slip the first stitch purlwise and then knit the rest of the row. Repeat these two rows until you have knit a square. Bind off loosely.
Swatch 2 – decreasing stockinette. Cast on 30 stitches with the long-tail cast-on. Row 1: purl. Row 2: knit to last 3 stitches, k2tog, k1. Repeat these two rows until you have 3 stitches left and bind off loosely.
Bring the same yarn you used for your homework swatches to use in class for picking up stitches. A contrasting color is good.
locking stitch markers
Materials fee: None
Cost: $30 for members ($55 for non-members which includes Guild membership through 2018)
Location: Temple Solel on Manchester Avenue in Cardiff. Map it!
How to Register: Sign up at the January Guild meeting or send an email to Programs@SanDiegoKnitters.com. Be sure to include your name, the name of the workshop, your email address and a telephone number. Payment is requested at time of registration. Your registration is guaranteed upon confirmation of receipt of your payment.
Learn more about Laura Aylor’s visit to the Guild in Knitters News.