Cut and Paste

Sarah Peasley

Friday PM

Does the very thought of Kitchener Stitch make you queasy? Get over it! Practice grafting in stockinette stitch, then apply what you've learned to a variety of stitch patterns, sewing a flawless seam, and discovering ways to modify your knitting without tearing the whole thing out. Sleeves too long? Hate the colors in that band of Fair Isle? Cut out the bad, and graft in the good!

Skill Level: Intermediate

Material fee: $0

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Student Supplies:

50 g smooth, light-colored, worsted-weight yarn
25 g smooth, contrasting-colored, worsted-weight yarn
US 7 (4.5 mm) double-pointed needles
Blunt darning needle
Stitch holders (for swatches)
Scissors

Homework:

Swatches 1, 2, and 3: Cast on 20 stitches. Rows 1-4: Knit (garter stitch). Row 5: Purl. Row 6: Knit. Repeat Rows 5 and 6
(stockinette stitch) until 3" from beginning (end after a knit row). Do not bind off. Cut yarn, leaving an 8" tail.
Swatch 4: Cast on 20 stitches. Knit (garter stitch) for 10 rows. Do not bind off. Cut yarn, leaving an 8" tail.
Swatch 5: Cast on 20 stitches. Knit (garter stitch) for 11 rows. Do not bind off. Cut yarn, leaving an 8" tail.
Swatch 6: Cast on 20 stitches. Row 1: *K1, P1; repeat from * to end of row. Repeat Row 1 until piece measures 2" from
beginning. Do not bind off. Cut yarn, leaving an 8" tail.
Swatch 7: Cast on 20 stitches. Row 1: *P1, K1; repeat from * to end of row. Repeat Row 1 until piece measures 2" from
beginning. Do not bind off. Cut yarn, leaving an 8" tail.
Swatch 8: Cast on 20 stitches. Row 1: *K1, P1; repeat from * to end of row. Repeat Row 1 until piece measures 1" from
beginning. Do not bind off. Cut yarn, leaving a 1 yard tail.