Learning Stacked Stitches with the Fascination Wrap
With Xandy Peters
Feb 5, 4:00pm-6:00pm CST
Learn this exciting technique in a way tailored to fit the mindset of a lace or stranded colorwork knitter. As you begin your wrap, you can build on what is already familiar territory.
The Fascination Wrap is a colorwork pattern with a distinctive stripe pattern, created with the stacked-stitch technique. Stacked stitches are used to create vertical movement within a row and extreme, wavy stripes without stranding on the wrong side of the piece or the use of other traditional colorwork methods.
After an introduction to the basic principles and components of this technique, we will cast on a scarf or swatch and discover how each row of stitches fits together to form a flat fabric. We will learn how to move markers, keep track of stitch count, and fix mistakes in a stack pattern. We will also learn to weave-in ends at the end of each color stripe to save time during finishing.
Special skills or knowledge needed to take this class:
Experience reading charts or written instructions. Students should be comfortable working various types of increases and decreases.
__Worsted-weight scrap yarn in multiple colors, or 3+ colors of fingering-weight yarn for those who want to start the scarf project
__Circular needles with a flexible cord in a size corresponding to your yarn and a few adjacent sizes (metal or plastic needles are strongly recommended)
__Knitting Basics: Sharp scissors, Notebook, Pen or pencil with eraser, Stitch markers, Tapestry needles (large and small), Tape measure, Small calculator, Needles and crochet hooks of various sizes
__Optional materials: scratch paper, highlighter tape, and a digital row counter. Patterns are provided by instructor.