Knit Faster with Combination Knitting class

1×1 ribbing
Do you dread 1×1 ribbing? Are your ssk decreases less tidy than your k2tog? Are you a continental knitter who hates purling? Do you have trouble working make1-left and make1-right? Learn how to combination knit and when to use it to make your knitting both more pleasant to do and more beautiful as a finished product. Students will learn how to combination knit stockinette and ribbing, both flat and in the round, how to use combination knitting to set up decreases, and a slick way to never lose your place when making the toe on toe-up socks. This class pairs well with reversible lace.

Skill level is intermediate.
Prerequisite: Students need to be able to work in the round, make decreases, and not fear a basic chart.

Maximum 20 students.

½ day workshop

Students receive a handout in booklet form.

No materials fee.

2 swatches with live stitches ready to go in class.
With class yarn and appropriate needles, cast on 24 stitches and work back and forth a few rows to establish stockinette fabric (RS knit, WS purl).
With class yarn and appropriate needles for working in the round, cast on an even number of stitches and establish a few rounds of 1x1 ribbing.

2 homework swatches in class yarn (smooth, non-splitting, light or bright or medium color)
needles to work that yarn both flat and in the round
Note: We will be working flat first, then the separate swatch in the round, then back to the flat swatch.

setting up a left-leaning decrease

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 was formerly called "When to Combination Knit."
Versions of this class have been taught for
Atlanta Knitting Guild, November 2012, Atlanta GA;
Southeastern Animal Fiber Fair 2012, Fletcher NC;
Georgia Alpaca Fiber Fest 2012, Pine Mountain GA;
Southeastern Animal Fiber Fair 2017, Fletcher NC.

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