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Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Outline for the knitting Workshop at Woolly Gatherings

     For Beginners, improvers and those who would like to learn how to read patterns
          There will be plenty of hand-outs showing techniques (and problem solving!), 
along with a choice of easy-to-follow patterns for children, men and women. 
           Week 1:
Overview of yarns & appropriate size needles
Casting on & off
Basic stitches – Knit (Plain) & Purl.  All stitches derive from these two stitches.
Common mistakes made
Knitting a practice piece, using Knit, Purl & Rib
Instructions for a simple project will be given to you to work on at home

If possible, 
please bring 2 sets of needles 1mm difference in size (ie 4mm & 5mm) 
& yarn to practice with.  There will be some needles to share on the day. 
Yarn and needles are also available to buy in the shop.

Week 2:
Review of 1st week & any problems encountered
Increasing & decreasing stitches
Expanding our repertoire of stitches – moss stitch, tier stitches,
Continuing working on last weeks project or start a new one
Each participant can choose a different project –
 ie leg warmers, hats, scarves,  wristwarmers, face-cloths, 
children's sleeveless sweater, simple cardigan etc. 
Patterns can be supplied or different ones bought in the shop.

Week 3:
Review of previous weeks & any problems encountered
Expanding our repertoire of stitches - ridged rib etc.
Joining seams neatly
Continuation of chosen project

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