Learning Stacked Stitches with the Fascination Wrap or Cowl
In this class students will start a stacked stitch project and learn this exciting technique in a way tailored to fit the mindset of a lace or stranded colorwork knitter.
Stacked stitches are a type of increase and decrease used to create vertical movement within a row and extreme, wavy stripes without stranding on the wrong side of the piece or the use of other traditional colorwork methods. After an introduction to the basic principles of this technique in class, students will cast on a scarf or swatch and discover how each row of stitches fits together to form a flat fabric.
Level of Experience: Adventurous Beginner to Intermediate. Student should have basic knitting skills.
Skills Learned: How to work stacked stitches in a project, how to move markers, keep track of stitch count and to fix mistakes. Learn to weave in ends at the end of each color stripe to save time during finishing.
Materials to Bring to Class: Worsted weight scrap yarn in multiple colors, and 3 or more colors of fingering weight yarn for those who want to start the scarf project, 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.
Pattern is provided by the instructor.
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.