Knitting Foundations

Sweater Sampler Class – Week 5


Tonight is our “last” class in this series. Remember, I’m in the shop on Friday afternoons for scheduled consults for any follow-up work that needs to be done.

Just to give you all perspective….

You have learned:

the cable cast-on

the difference between stockinette stitch and garter stitch – and how to do!

knitting in the round

a variety of ribbings – knit 1 purl 1, the twisted rib, knit 2 purl 2, adding stripes in ribbing

short rows! how to do and why!

chain selvedge

the cardigan border and a buttonhole!

the sweatshirt pocket!

the bar increase, and in pairs

stripes, slip stitch – raised stripes

raglan seamline decreases – ARE YOU FEELING SMART yet?!

AND two color knitting!

reading grafts!

swiss darning

the knitted icord

the knitted belt


tonight we will do review of any of the above and more:

lacing round

a series of different cast-offs –

the knitted cord cast-off and knitted loop

a lace cast-off

casting-off in ribbing

a personalized hem

the afterthought pocket and of course a demonstration of grafting.

I also plan to do a quick demo of – it’s a fabulous resource that no knitter should go without.

so, I guess what I’m saying is good job! and I’ll see you tonight to do a little more learning.

happy knitting, Jessica

Below are a few videos for any needed review.

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

The knitted I-cord – YouTube – How to Knit – Making an i-cord

Swiss Darning aka the Duplicate Stitch – YouTube – Duplicate Stitch Video – We will actually do this on our sampler after we have knit our two color knitting section 🙂

The stitches you will be using in the Raglan Seam-line Decreases – knit two together (K2 tog) decrease, YouTube – How to Knit Decreases – Knit 2 Together – K2tog and the slip, slip, knit decrease (SSK), YouTube – How to Knit Decreases – SSK aka slip slip knit decrease.

And for a peak at the two color knitting (aka fair isle knitting) that will be introduced next class! Fair Isle in the round part 1  – YouTube – EASY FAIR ISLE ON CIRCULAR NEEDLE and part 2 – YouTube – EASY FAIR ISLE ON CIRCULAR NEEDLE 2

And an introduction to the Kitchener Stitch – YouTube – THE KITCHENER STITCH VIDEO (GRAFTING)


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