Adventures in Short Rows
A virtual class with Amy Snell
Sept 9, 10:00am-12:00pm CDT
Short rows allow us to create shaping and dimensionality in our knitting. They give us the ability to turn sock heels, raise the back neck of a sweater, or allow for extra length in the bust area of a sweater.
Class sessions will be recorded and remain accessible online to registered students of the class for 4 weeks following the event.
You will practice four different methods for creating short rows: wrap and turn, Japanese, German, and shadow-wrap short rows. Short rows can also be a fun and interesting design element when we play with color in our designs.
We’ll discuss the benefits of each, when we might choose one over the other, and you’ll learn how to substitute between them if a pattern calls for one but you prefer another.
Special skills or knowledge needed to take this class:
Students must be able to cast on, bind off, knit, purl, and slip stitches.
• `About 30 yards of smooth, light-colored, worsted-weight yarn
• Compatible-size (US 7-9) needles OR your preferred weight yarn and matching needles
• Locking stitch markers or coil-less safety pins
• 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
Limited pre-class work required.