Helical Knitting: Jogless Stripes - Sat., July 27, 3:00-4:30 pm
Instructor: Katie Ziegler-Graham
Date: Saturday, July 27, 3:00-4:30 pm
Helical Knitting, also called Helix Knitting, is a magical technique for creating single-round stripes of different colors that don’t “jog” when the new color round begins. In this class, we’ll learn how to use this technique while working on Jessica Rose’s “Stashbusting Helix Hat.” You’ll knit the hat ribbing in a single color before the class meets (see Homework described below), then learn and practice helical stripes in class. There won’t be time during the class session to finish the entire hat, but you’ll be well on your way!
Skill Level: Advanced Beginner/Intermediate. To be successful in this class you should know how to cast-on and join to work in the round (circular or double-points), knit, purl,
Homework to complete before class: Please follow the pattern instructions to complete 1-1/2” to 3” of k1, p1 ribbing in one of your chosen colors, using the smaller sized needles. This is the starting brim for your Helix Hat. Bring your completed homework on needles to the class.
Supplies to bring to class: (registered students receive 10% off class supply purchases, excluding patterns)
- Pattern: “Stashbusting Helix Hats” a free Ravelry download by Jessica Rose
- Yarn: Worsted-weight yarn (#4) in 2 or 3 colors (250-300 total yardage)
- Needles: US #6 and US #8, 16” circular and double-points. NOTE: If you want to use Magic Loop, your circulars should be at least 36” or 40” long.
- Homework: Bring your homework (previously completed hat ribbing) on the needles
- Notions: Stitch markers, tapestry needle
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