Knitting Foundations

Sweater Sampler Class – Week 1

Greetings! All of you Sweater Sampler-ers!

Really nice to have all of you folks in this class. Again, over the next six week, although we cover lots of technique, please let me know if there is a particular one you would like to learn and I will integrate it into what we have going (if we have time!). Reading and correcting stitches and cable stitches are on the list!

Below is the homework you went home with – ideally, if it works for you – this is YOUR class – we will all have knit up to the section on adding color. For fun click on video links demonstrating each technique.

Cast on at least 64 stitches in cable stitch cast-on or use your favorite cast-on, connecting in the round and placing marker at the join. Cable Cast-on – YouTube – Basic Knitting Tips & Techniques : How to Cable Cast On Knitting Stitches

Knit 8 rows total in garter stitch in the round – thats knit one round, purl one round, knit one round, purl one round, knit one round, purl one round, knit one round, purl one round. Knitting – YouTube – HOW TO KNIT: THE KNIT STITCH VIDEO , Purling – YouTube – HOW TO KNIT: THE PURL STITCH VIDEO

Knit 10 rounds in stockinette stitch – remember when knitting this in the round you knit each round. The knit stitch – YouTube – HOW TO KNIT: THE KNIT STITCH VIDEO

Work 10 rounds in Knit 1 , Purl 1 ribbing (see video for reminders on how to do).Knit one, purl one – YouTube – How to Knit – Changing Between Knit and Purl Stitches

Work 10 rounds in the Twisted Rib – that’s knit 1 through the back of the stitch and then purl 1 for first round, then knit 1, purl 1 the second round (repeat these two rounds 5 times).The Twisted Rib – YouTube – HOW TO DO THE TWISTED STOCKINETTE STITCH

Next work 8 rounds in knit 2, purl 2 ribbing.Knit two, Purl two – YouTube – HOW TO KNIT: RIBBING STITCH VIDEO

And you’ve made it! Click, click!

Have fun, remember I am at the shop late Friday afternoons and you are always welcome to shoot me off an email during the week.

Enjoy,  Jessica


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