Date: Saturday 29 Oct, 2:00 – 5:00 pm (1 session, 3 hours)
Instructor: Trish Denhoed
Cost: $41 + HST
- Why you need to knit swatches before you knit a garment
- How to knit a swatch
- How big does the swatch need to be
- How to block it
- How to remember how you knit it
- Measuring gauge
- What to do if your gauge does not match the pattern
Please bring the following with you to class:
- Rowan Pure Wool Worsted in a light colour (available at Creative Yarns)
- 4.5mm needles
- Homework swatch worked with this yarn and needles, as described below
Using the yarn listed above, cast on 30 stitches and knit every row for 4 rows, then 28 rows in stocking stitch (knit one row, purl one row). On the next (right side) row, knit 6, purl 1, knit 1, purl 1, knit 1, purl 1, knit 1, purl 1, knit 4, purl 1, knit 1, purl 1, knit to end. Continue in stocking stitch for 3 more rows. Then finish with 4 rows of garter stitch (knit every row) and cast off.
It is very important to use the yarn and needles specified. It is imperative to bring this finished swatch with you to class. Do not block it.