Cut and Paste (3 hours) (intermediate)

                              

Class Description

Does the very thought of Kitchener Stitch make you queasy? Get over it! Practice grafting in stockinette stitch, then apply what you’ve learned to a variety of stitch patterns, sewing a flawless seam, and discovering ways to modify your knitting without tearing the whole thing out. Sleeves too long? Hate the colors in that band of Fair Isle? Cut out the bad, and graft in the good!

Techniques to be covered

  • Grafting stockinette stitch
  • Grafting garter stitch
  • Grafting ribbing
  • Tubular bind-off
  • Grafting stitches to rows (stockinette stitch)
  • Cutting knitted fabric apart in order to shorten/lengthen/insert

Supplies needed

  • 50 g smooth, light-colored, worsted-weight yarn
  • 25 g smooth, contrasting-colored, worsted-weight yarn
  • US 7 (4.5 mm) double-pointed needles, approximately 7″ in length
  • Blunt darning needle
  • Stitch holders (for swatches)
  • Scissors

Homework

Swatches 1, 2, and 3: Cast on 20 stitches. Rows 1-4: Knit (garter stitch). Row 5: Purl. Row 6: Knit. Repeat Rows 5 and 6 (stockinette stitch) until 3″ from beginning (end after a knit row). Do not bind off. Cut yarn, leaving an 8″ tail.

Swatch 4: Cast on 20 stitches. Knit (garter stitch) for 10 rows. Do not bind off. Cut yarn, leaving an 8″ tail.

Swatch 5: Cast on 20 stitches. Knit (garter stitch) for 11 rows. Do not bind off. Cut yarn, leaving an 8″ tail.

Swatch 6: Cast on 20 stitches. Row 1: *K1, P1; repeat from * to end of row. Repeat Row 1 until piece measures 2″ from beginning. Do not bind off. Cut yarn, leaving an 8″ tail.

Swatch 7: Cast on 20 stitches. Row 1: *P1, K1; repeat from * to end of row. Repeat Row 1 until piece measures 2″ from beginning. Do not bind off. Cut yarn, leaving an 8″ tail.

Swatch 8: Cast on 20 stitches. Row 1: *K1, P1; repeat from * to end of row. Repeat Row 1 until piece measures 1″ from beginning. Do not bind off. Cut yarn, leaving a 1 yard tail.