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Postponed – Members Teaching Members – Sheila Kirschenbaum

Wednesday, March 18, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Postponed – Gradient Fade Shrug taught by Sheila Kirschenbaum

Postponed – new date to be announced.

Sheila Kirschenbaum
Back view of shrug

Learn to knit fading color gradients using 12 colorways. These “fading” techniques will be used to create a beautiful, top-to-bottom reversible shrug or vest. Two sizes are now available!

Gradient Detail – click on image to enlarge

You will not go home with a shrug, but you will have the knowledge to start knitting one in a faded gradient of your choice. The pattern provided in class tells you, row-by-row, exactly how to do it—no math needed.

Note: New pattern size added!  If you took the class last year and want the pattern for the large size, contact Sheila.

Knitting Experience: Knitters with intermediate skills will gain the most from the class. Knitting the shrug requires basic knitting skills including casting-on, knitting stockinette stitch, increasing and decreasing, and stranded knitting.

Tools, Supplies and materials to bring to class by participants:
a. Fingering weight yarn. Three yarns of the same color in different shades and tints.For each, you’ll need 25-30 yards (2-10 gms each). Hand-dyed works better because of its variations but is not essential to learn the technique.
b. Circular knitting needles appropriate for yarn (e.g., US 2, 3 or 4). (Note – straight needles will not work.)
c. Note-taking materials.

NOTE: You do not need to buy or bring yarn for the shrug. You may want to wait until after we discuss various choices in class.

Homework is required: Using the lightest or darkest yarn of the three test yarns, cast on 30 stitches. Knit the next six rows to create a garter stitch (non-curling) border. Change to stockinette stitch for about 1.5 inches. Leave stitches on your needle and bring to MTM.

Cost is $30 for 3 hours. Fees are paid directly to the MTM instructor at the class, or when registering at a Guild meeting. Participants must register in advance of the class with sufficient time to gather supplies and complete homework.

Class size is limited to 12 participants.

Reminder –  participation is limited to Guild Members. Not a Guild Member? Check here for registration information.

For questions about the class, registration, and other information please contact Sheila Kirschenbaum. Sheila’s contact information can be found in the Guild Directory.


Wednesday, March 18, 2020
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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