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Special Workshop with Susanna: Japanese Short Rows

Special Workshop with Susanna: Japanese Short Rows

Special Workshop with Susanna: Japanese Short Rows

"Smooth Shaping from Shoulder to Hem"

Say goodbye to ‘stair-step’ shoulder bind-offs—short-row shaping is an elegant way to create smooth, tidy slanted edges that seam like a dream. You may be familiar with the ‘wrap and turn’ method—let Susanna introduce you to a clever method she discovered twenty years ago in a Swedish book written by a Japanese woman. Using locking markers or coiless safety pins, this is also the method we favor in our Churchmouse Classics patterns! Basic knitting skills required.

Maximum of 7 students. $40 (1-session workshop)

Saturday 2:30-5:30pm, 10/15 with Susanna Hansson

If you don't see one of the sessions below, that means the session is full. If you'd like to be added to a class wait list, write to waitlist@churchmouseyarns.com and you'll be contacted if there is a cancellation or if additional sessions are added.

Yarn
Smooth, worsted weight wool in two contrasting colors (color 1 and color 2). Please keep both colors light to medium in value so you will be able to read your knitting easily.

Needles
Needles to match your yarn (aim for a gauge of approx 19-20 stitches/4 inches). Circular needles (24” or longer) are STRONGLY recommended. If you prefer to work on straight needles, please bring a 24” circular needle in the same size so that you can complete one segment of the in-class lesson on the circular needle.
PLUS: An extra needle in the same size you used to make the swatches.

Ring markers
Seven locking ring stitch markers.

Click here to download Supply/Homework List for Japanese Short Rows.

HOMEWORK
Make two swatches according to the directions below. We will continue knitting on both of them in class so bring extra yarn in both colors.

I am giving you a choice about how big to make your swatches because I am trying to create a way for speedy and deliberate knitters to complete in-class knitting at roughly the same time. Often, everyone shows up to class having made the smaller size swatches which defeats the whole idea. If you are a speedy knitter, make the larger swatches. Deliberate knitters; please make the smaller swatches.

Swatch 1. Using color 1, cast on 45 stitches or 30 stitches. Work 5 rows of ribbing. Continue in stockinette until the swatch measures approximately 3 inches high. End by working a knit row so you are ready to begin a purl row. Cut your yarn, leaving a 4-6” tail, and keep the swatch on the needle.

Swatch 2. Using color 2 knit a second, (almost) identical swatch. End by working a purl row so you are ready to begin a knit row. Cut your yarn, leaving a 4-6” tail and keep the swatch on the needle.

Click here to download Supply/Homework List for Japanese Short Rows.

QUESTIONS
Contact me at susanna.hansson@oneofsusannas.com

Japanese Short Rows with Susanna Hansson: 2:30-5:30pm 10/15.

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$40.00


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