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Sweater Sampler – Week 2

Hello again, all you Sweater Sampler-ers!

To review – tonight we covered adding a few rows of color in our knit two, purl two ribbing – YouTube – HOW TO ADD COLOR KNITTING VIDEO. We also went over  short rows – here is a video that shows a variety of short row techniques – YouTube – Short-Row Techniques: Part One

I also demonstrated the Selvage Edge – again a really great technique to use on scarves! We will be applying this technique to our Cardigan Border next week.

Your knitting homework is to complete your 4 rounds in the color stripe of knit two purl two. Then, with your main color, knit one round in stockinette stitch. Continuing on with your main color – knit two, purl two ribbing for 8 rounds total. Next knit 3 rounds in stockinette stitch, adding a marker half way around (after the 32nd stitch for those that have 64 stitches on your needles and after 36th stitch for those that have 72 stitches on your needles).

Continue on – adding the short rows, page 29. Sometimes reading through the description in the book before doing the technique is helpful.

Next, read the Chain Selvage section (no knitting to do here)!

Lastly, if you have the time and gumption, read through the section on The Cardigan Border and Buttonholes and we will go from there when we meet again this coming Monday eve.

And remember, if you “just don’t get it” it just means you need more information, no worries – email me and we can figure out a time to catch up at the shop.

Click, click, Jessica

P.S. Take a peek at the following videos in preparation for next weeks class!

The Cardigan Border here YouTube – Sweater Sampler – Cardigan Border

The Bar Increases also known as Knit One Front and Back here YouTube – Knit One Front & Back (k1f&b)

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