Friday, November 23, 2012

Fast and Fabulous with Short Rows

We had the first session of my "Fast and Fabulous with Short Rows" knitting workshop this week. My knitting students are learning the magic of short rows while creating fabulous, 1-ball projects that are perfect for this colder weather.
"Fast and Fabulous with Short Rows" knitting workshop.
I'm introducing class participants to a beautiful, multi-shaded chunky wool yarn with long artistic color changes, called Poems Chunky from Universal Yarn. It's warm, wooly and supple and the anticipation of seeing what color flows next from the skein provides additional enjoyment to the knitting experience.

In addition to learning about short rows, students will learn or get practice with the following techniques:
  • I-cord edge
  • Provisional cast-on
  • Grafting with Kitchener stitch
  • Knitting in different directions
  • Knitting in the round to make mittens
  • and more...
The projects—a short row scarf, a neck-warmer (collar), a hat and a pair of mittens (not shown in photo)—will knit up quickly in an evening or two with fabulous results.

If you're a knitter and would like to join me for one of the remaining projects, contact me soon at veronicaquilts@gmail.com. Next week we'll be working on the I-cord neck warmer.

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