Professional Polish: Secrets of the Pros

Patty Lyons

Saturday PM

Learn the professional tricks of the trade that can make your projects look more polished and your knitting life more enjoyable. Patty digs deeper into her bag of tricks to present a whole new batch of sanity saving knitting tips. From cast on to bind off and everything in between, learn simple tricks to make your knitting better, like how to avoid the dip you get at the start of a bind off, or the hole under a make one. Learn how to make the knitting decisions that can add polish to your work, like choosing the right way to join a new ball or weave in those ends. Even learn simple fixes to avoid tragedy like how to fix a dropped stitch in your cast on, or what to do when you find a bad bit of yarn in your work, or a mistake in your stitch pattern after you’ve bound off! Be prepared to add a few more of favorites from Patty’s new bag of tricks.

Skill level: Must know the long tail cast on (in slingshot position), how to knit, purl.
Please review and practice: http://bit.ly/longtailslingshot

Material Fee: $0

Professional

Student Supplies:
Worsted or chunky NON-splitty yarn in LIGHT COLOR, small amount of contrasting color yarn in same weight. A small bit of thin crochet cotton or sock yarn.

Needles & Notions
Sharp scissors, tapestry needle, empty needle appropriate for yarn (for casting on and working your swatch in class), needle appropriate for swatch, crochet hook appropriate to yarn.

Homework: None