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Conquer Your Fears! Master Short Rows

Knit a Scarf/Shawl without a Pattern Instructor: Kimberly A. Langley- The Purveyor of Fine Yarns

  • Starts May 18
  • 65 US dollars
  • 3051 Leestown Rd

Available spots

Service Description

Short rows are feared by many who when told to turn in the middle of the row immediately fear they have made a mistake. Short rows are not a mistake, they add height to a collar, create that rounded bottom to a sweater back and can be the step leading to creativity. Short rows can also create curves and dips that add interest to or are the basis of the shape of a hat, a scarf or a shawl. I often wear a lace weight shawl draped over my shoulder and wrapped about my neck. I am frequently asked for the pattern, and when I say, “no pattern, I just knit it”. Invariably someone looks stunned and says, “I can’t do that, I have to have a pattern.” Knitting without a pattern should not generate fear. This class will conquer both fears by teaching the short row technique of “wrap and turn”. We will then move forward and practice the technique using two different color yarns for maximum visibility. In the final portion of the class we will discuss how one can set the parameters of a knitted object so that the “I just knit it up” is no longer daunting. One sets the rules which provide the guide to the knitting. Call it a pattern and suddenly one can knit a beautiful, unique item in complete calm, while using short rows. Skill Level: Participants must be able to cast on, knit and purl with ease. Supplies Needed: DK weight yarn (can be left over, do not need an entire skein) Fingering yarn in contrast color (if one is a multi-color, the second yarn should be a solid) Knitting Needles appropriate for DK yarn (US5 or US6, depends how you knit) Knitting Needles two sizes larger Knitters collection of the usual notions (scissors, stitch markers, etc) Paper and Pencil if you like to take notes Homework to be done before class: Using a small amount of DK weight yarn cast on 40 stitches and knit 5 rows in stockinette Leave knitting on needles and bring to class.

Upcoming Sessions

Cancellation Policy

Each Workshop has a minimum and maximum number of students. If minimum is not reached two weeks before the scheduled event, the class is subject to cancellation. Once maximum is reached, the class will be closed and a waiting list will be generated. Further instructions for the workshop will be emailed to each student prior to the class. Workshop Refund Policy – no refunds within 5 days of event- except in cases of total event cancellation. 50% refund 15+ days prior to the event. Registrations are fully transferrable- contact for more info on how to transfer a class registration.

Contact Details

  • 3051 Leestown Rd, Lexington, 40511, USA

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