Introduction to Stacked Stitches
Stacked stitches are an innovative approach to striped colorwork, best known as the technique behind the Fox Paws pattern. Stacks can add shaping, create 3d texture, replace short rows, and when combined with stripes, they create intricate motifs without unsightly strands on the wrong side of your projects. You’ll never need to manage more than one color at a time or worry about bobbins because stacked stitches bend rows of garter stitch into new shapes and patterns using only increases and decreases.
This introductory class will enable knitters of all levels to try out the technique in a swatch and become confident working patterns that incorporate stacked stitches. The focus will be on mastering the increase and decrease stitches and learning several strategies for avoiding problems and fixing mistakes.
Level of Experience: Adventurous Beginner/Intermediate. Student should have basic knitting skills.
Skills Learned: How to work stacked stitches.
Materials to Bring to Class: Worsted weight scrap yarn in multiple colors, circular needles with a flexible cord in a corresponding size to your yarn and a few adjacent sizes (metal or plastic needles are strongly recommended), stitch markers. Optional materials: scratch paper, highlighter tape, and a digital row counter.
Materials fee: None.
Cost: $30 for members ($55 for non-members which includes Guild membership through 2020)
How to Register: Sign up at the March 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.
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** FOOD RESTRICTION REMINDER: Please observe the rules of Temple Solel, a kosher facility.
*No meat, which includes chicken, beef and pork.