Stripes, Stripes, and More Stripes

$55.00

Dates: Tuesday, April 27 (1 session)
Time:  6:30 pm – 8:30 pm Eastern 

Let Sarah help you (l)earn your stripes!

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Description

Play around with a sampling of horizontal stripes! Practice single and multi-row stripes, both back and forth and in the round. Learn how to prevent or mask the jog at the beginning of a round. Make an informed decision about when to cut the yarn and how to weave in the ends.
 
Combine Stripes, Stripes, and More Stripes with some of Sarah’s other upcoming classes — Something from Nothing and Knitting in Circles, for example — to learn everything you need to make a colorful top-down hat, toe-up socks, or a bottom-up bag.

Techniques to be covered

  • single-row stripes (flat and in the round)
  • multiple-row stripes (flat and in the round)
  • stripes across stitch patterns
  • eliminating/hiding color jogs
  • determining when to cut the yarn between stripes
  • weaving in ends for stripes

Note:

  • All knitting class sessions will take place online via Zoom at the appointed times only, and will not be recorded.
  • A Zoom link will be emailed to each student 24 hours prior to each upcoming class session.
  • The online instruction will consist of two windows: one with Sarah’s smiling face, and one with on-camera close-ups for demonstration purposes. Each student’s smiling face will also be viewable in a window.
  • Each student will be responsible for using Zoom (super easy by clicking on a link) on an electronic device that is large enough for the instructor window and demonstration window to be clearly viewed.
  • No refunds.

Skill level

  • Adventurous knitter and above
  • MUST be comfortable with both knitting and purling

Materials needed

  • Yarn:
    • 50 gms smooth and light-colored (so you can see what you’re doing), bulky to aran weight yarn (3.5 to 4 sts/in) (Color A)
    • 50 gms smooth, contrast-colored yarn of the same weight (Color B)
    • 25 gms smooth, contrast-colored yarn of the same weight (Color C)
  • Needles:
    • US 9 (5.5mm) 16″ (40cm) circular needle (measured from needle tip to needle tip)
    • US 9 (5.5mm) double-pointed needles (you’ll only need two)
  • Notions:
    • stitch markers
    • blunt darning needle
    • scissors

Homework to be completed before class with yarn and needles described above:

  • With Color A and 16″ circular needle, cast on enough stitches to fit comfortably around the 16″ circumference, join without twisting, and knit 3 rounds.