Cords, Ties and Braids
Think of the times you needed a ribbon or cord to close a hood, waistband or slipper. In this class you will practice many different types of ties or cords that can be used for finishing your knit projects. You can use them for hoodies, waistbands, booties, purse handles, and more.
The cords all vary in thickness and style for a variety of uses. We’ll also show and discuss the possible variations of each one.
You’ll practice these cords and more: Reinforced I-cord using an I-cord maker, twisted cord using a kitchen mixer (or a wooden spoon or pencil), Grandma Helen’s Cord (taught to Lorna by her Grandma), standard braid and tips on using it, crochet chain only better, knit chain only better and other unusual cords.
Here’s what to bring to class:
- At least two smooth worsted weight yarns of different colors
- A smooth sport or dk weight of any color
- A wooden spoon
- A size H crochet hook
- Size 8 double-pointed needles (only two are needed)
- Optional: Scotch tape and an I-cord maker (Lorna says please don’t buy one, but if you have one, bring it.)
Handouts will be provided in class.
The cost for the three-hour workshop is $30. Sign up at the March meeting or contact Program Chair Tina Rounsavell to hold a spot in this workshop.