- Saturday, April 27th 1-4pm
INSTRUCTOR: Simone Kereit from OwlCat Designs
Learn 5 different ways for doing short rows and get to know the advantages and applications of using these different methods. We start with the Wrap and Turn (w&t) method most have heard of, then we will explore different ways to make your short rows blend more into different fabrics, by exploring the German, Japanese, Yarn over and Twin Stitch/Shadow Wrap methods. We will knit some swatches to internalize the different methods and if time permits, discuss where to use short rows if they are not already in the pattern and why, or when you might want to use a different method than wrap and turn now that you have your tool box filled with new tricks!
Techniques covered: Wrap and Turn Short Rows, German Short Rows, Japanese Short Rows, Yarn Over method, Twin Stitch /Shadow Wrap method (my personal favorite!)
MATERIALS: (not included, 10% off class supplies purchased at Little Owls)
- Swatches (see Homework) and a second color DK or worsted weight yarn similar to the one used for the swatch.
- Removable stitch markers or safety pins (about 10 to 15)
- General knitting notions (such as darning needle and scissors etc)
SKILL LEVEL: Intermediate - Skills needed: participants should know how to knit, purl, cast on and bind off
HOMEWORK: Please make and bring 2 small swatches, worked in a smooth DK or Worsted weight yarn. Bring them to class, still on the needles: For both swatches, cast on 26 sts and work as follows: Swatch 1: Stockinette stitch with a 3 sts garter edge: knit on RS rows. WS rows: K3, then purl to last 3 sts, k3. Swatch 2: Garter stitch: Knit on both RS and WS rows. Don't bind off, leave the swatches on the needle to bring to class with you along with the yarn used and a second yarn in a contrast color.
REGISTRATION: Full payment must be made to register. You may also choose to call the shop at (717) 412-0900 to register over the phone.
**Due to the special event nature of the class, no refunds will be given for cancellations made after Wednesday, April 10th. Little Owls reserves the right to cancel the event if minimum class registration is not met, in which case a full refund will be given.