Bootkicked Scarf class


This “distressed” scarf is a fashion-forward project that uses only 100g of sock yarn. It was originally written for Noro sock yarn. It is a good project to showcase any long-print yarn, as the pattern can be scaled to use what you have. The construction features picots, semi-modular construction, and large holes made in an unusual way.

Skill level is late beginner or intermediate.
Prerequisite: Students should already know how to increase and decrease. Picots are based on cabled cast-on and joining of modules involves ssk decreases. Students should be comfortable doing slightly strange maneuvers.

What you will learn:
how to make edge picots in knit fabric
short-row modular construction
an unusual way to make a tidy decorative hole
a sneak way to use picots to disguise increases and decreases
planning to win at yarn chicken

Maximum 20 students.

½ day workshop.

Students receive the pattern for “Bootkicked” — normally a paid download on Ravelry.

No materials fee.


Homework:
With class yarn (smooth, non-splitting, light or bright or medium color), cast on 10 stitches and work a few rows in garter stitch. Please leave this swatch on the needles. We will use this little swatch for practicing picots before we cast on in class with your project yarn.

Supplies:
homework swatch
appropriate needles
If you want to start your scarf in class:
please bring 100g of sock yarn
needles you like for knitting a firm garter stitch with this yarn

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,
Unwound, Blowing Rock NC,
South Carolina Knit Inn 2014, Greenville SC;
Unwind 2014, Blowing Rock NC;
Southeastern Animal Fiber Fair, October 2014, Fletcher NC.

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