Intro to Stacked Stitches
With Xandy Peters
Feb 5, 10:00am-12:00pm CST
Learn the stacked-stitch technique and knit a swatch in the innovative technique behind the Fox Paw pattern.
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Stacked stitches are an innovative approach to striped colorwork, best known as the technique behind the Fox Paws pattern. Stacks can add shaping, create 3d texture, replace short rows, and when combined with stripes, they create intricate motifs without unsightly strands on the wrong side of your projects. You’ll never need to manage more than one color at a time or worry about bobbins because stacked stitches bend rows of garter stitch into new shapes and patterns using only increases and decreases.
This introductory class will enable knitters of all levels to try out the technique in a swatch and become confident working patterns that incorporate stacked stitches. We will focus on mastering the increase and decrease stitches and learn several strategies for avoiding problems and fixing mistakes.
Special skills or knowledge needed to take this class:
Students should have experience knitting, increasing, decreasing, and reading patterns. Special increases and decreases are taught in class.
__2+ colors of yarn in worsted weight
__Circular needles with a flexible cord in a size corresponding to your yarn and in adjacent sizes (I recommend 4.5 or 5mm /US 7 or 8, metal or plastic needles, not wood)
__Locking stitch markers
__Knitting Basics: Sharp scissors, Notebook, Pen or pencil with eraser, Tapestry needles (large and small), Tape measure, Small calculator, Needles and crochet hooks of various sizes
__Digital row counter
__Webcam with good lighting