Crochet for Knitters – Cynthia Hyslop and Barb Barone

Crochet for Knitters – Cynthia Hyslop and Barb Barone

Skill Level
Homework
Attendees to Bring
Capacity: 15

Crochet for Knitters – Cynthia Hyslop and Barb Barone

A crochet hook is more than just a handy tool for knitters to repair a dropped stitch. Learn how to make a crocheted chain for cording, how to crochet cast on to your knitting needle for a beautiful edge that matches your bind off or for a provisional cast on. The chain stitch can also be used for embellishment on your knitted fabric. We’ll also try out single crochet stitches for edgings, for seaming, buttonholes and for steeking or folding your knitted fabric.

Skills Required:

Participants should be comfortable with knit and purl stitches. No previous experience with crochet is required.

Homework:

Using a light coloured, worsted weight yarn and 4.5 – 5.0 mm / US 7 – 8 knitting needles, cast on 36 stitches.
Row 1 (RS): k11, p1, k12, p1, k11.
Row 2 (WS): p11, k1, p12, k1, p11.

Rep Rows 1 and 2 for 32 rows. Leave a long tail (approximately 4 times the width of your swatch) and then bind off with a smooth, non-wool yarn (cotton, linen, acrylic) in a different colour. Counting Rows Tip: the easiest way to count your rows is to look at the knit stitches on the WS of your work.

Attendees to Bring:

  • Bring your knitted swatch (see homework instructions).
  • Yarn: two small amounts (10g or less each) of worsted weight yarns, one yarn should be in a contrasting colour to your swatch. We used Rowan Pure Wool. One length (1 m / 1 yd) of a smooth, non-wool yarn (cotton, linen, acrylic) in a different colour from your swatch. We used Rowan Summerlite DK.
  • Needles: 4.5 – 5.0mm / US 7-8 knitting needles
  • Hook: 4.0mm / US 6 crochet hook
  • Notions: One locking stitch marker, scissors, tapestry needle (for weaving in ends).

Tickets are non-refundable except in limited circumstances as described in the Purchase Policy.

Date

Oct 05

Time

1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Cost

$130.00

Location

Level 1 - Souris Room
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