Conquering Kitchener class

double-knitting grafted bind-off
 Why do we fear grafting when it is pure knitting magic? Not only can you make perfectly comfortable toes, but you can replace and modify existing garments! Lengthen or shorten a sleeve. Replace a worn cuff while retaining all the beautiful work in the body of the sweater. Bind off 1×1 ribbing beautifully. Take command! Students will learn: Grafting stockinette, garter, 1×1 and 2×2 ribbing and how to set up to graft almost any pattern.

Skill level is late beginner or intermediate.
Prerequisite: Must be able to work in the round and “read” your knitting — i.e. students should understand the difference between a knit and purl stitch and be able to recognize it when looking at knitted fabric.

Maximum 20 students.

½ day workshop.

unbroken perpendicular border grafted closed

Students receive a handout in booklet form.

No materials fee.

Homework: Four swatches, plus two optional. Directions are here.

homework swatches
needles for working that yarn
blunt tapestry needles
slippery waste yarn
project(s) stalled for lack of grafting skill (optional)
extra homework swatches (optional)

seamless graft in seed stitch

No special needs for the room set up. A whiteboard or flip chart is nice to have but not need to have.  I have a projector if the facilities can accommodate it. Room set-up should be tables and chairs either facing forward or in a U-shape.

This class has been taught at:
The Whole Nine Yarns, Woodstock GA;
South Carolina Knit Inn 2013, Greenville SC;
Southeastern Animal Fiber Fair 2017, Fletcher NC.

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