Monday, August 18, 2014

Don't Be A Square, Learn to Knit, Afghan Knit-Along, Block Ten, Carousel - Tuesday

If you know how to knit and purl but are ready for the next step this KAL (Knit-Along) is for you. We will be joining Universal Yarn and Amy Gunderson for this KAL and you will have the added benefit of hands on help from Heidi. If you missed the earlier blocks - no worries, we will help you catch up.

So colorful!  Block Ten “Carousel” builds on the same center-out technique we learned in Block Nine “Best Buds.”  I love how Amy picked three colors for her block with high contrast – it’s so vivid!
Amy shares another video with us, this one on knitting in the round using one long circular and the “magic loop” method as opposed to DPNs (double-pointed needles).
This is the method I personally use for most of my socks and projects in the round.  For a small square like this, there’s not necessarily an advantage to circular vs. double-pointed needles, it’s all a matter of personal preference.  Give them both a try and see which one works best for you!
We have a bonus video as well, on weaving in ends to eliminate those pesky pointy corners, using last week’s block as an example.." - Heather from Universal Yarn

Tuesday, 19 Aug, 5:30 - 7
Instructor - Heidi Narum
Fee - Free

Universal Yarn Uptown Worsted (100% anti-pilling acrylic; 100g/180 yds) 
3 colors - about 20 oz.
Needles: US Size 8 (5 mm) set of 5 dpns, 16” circular or size needed to obtain gauge 
Notions: Tapestry needle, stitch markers 
Copy of the pattern available here.

Skill level 
You need to know how to knit and purl.

No registration necessary. 

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