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Introduction to Argyle Knitting ~ Harry Wells

  • 03/21/2021
  • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Zoom Class - link to follow
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Description: Love those classic diamond shapes called Argyle, but are mystified about how to accomplish them?  In this class, you will learn the classic technique of knitting Argyle flat, along with a seaming method that makes the seam nearly invisible and not bulky. Students will make an Argyle sample swatch, learning how to wrap yarns to prevent holes, how to add in bobbins, and other Argyle tips and tricks.   You will also learn the calculations to design your own Argyle diamond patterns for different gauges. Discover the fun of watching these diamonds grow, but beware, Argyle can become addictive!

Skill Level: Participants must be able to cast on (long-tail cast on preferable) and work knit, purl, k2 tog and SSK without assistance.

Homework: Make two stockinette swatches with any worsted wt wool yarn: CO 16 sts and work 20 rows. Bind off and block.   You will use these swatches to practice the seaming.

Tools Needed: Straight needles, Size 5 (or 16” circular can be used to knit flat).  DK wt wool yarn, 4 colors. 25 grams of main color, 10 grams of CC #1 (for diamond), 10 grams of CC #2 (for diamond), 7 grams of CC #3 (for criss-cross), highlighter tape or post-it notes, locking stitch markers or knitters' pins, tapestry needle that will work with DK weight yarn.  The Criss-cross color should contrast with all the other colors. Small knitting bobbins (EZ Bobs recommended).

Materials Fee: None

   

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