K03 Shorty the Short-row Baby Bear with Laura Barker

Wednesday, April 29 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Fairgrounds – Bingo Hall

Shorty is a colorful 4″ teddy bear which uses German short rows to create a big tummy, a bottom, no-sew ears, pointed toes, curved arms, and contrasting colored pads. The body is worked sideways then stitches are picked up to add the appendages. Shorty is the Baby from my Three Shorty Bears pattern, and can be substantially completed in class, using approximately 4g of each of 5 colors of worsted yarn found in a mini pack or selected individually. The class includes the full Three Shorty Bears pattern as a free download with instructions for the Mama & Papa bears. Skill level: Intermediate. Maximum number of students: 15. Students should bring: 5g each of 5 shades of worsted yarn, stitch markers, and size US 5 needles with relatively pointy tips for working small diameters; magic loop, dpns, etc.

Class Code: K03 Class Fee: $55. Materials Fee: None.

Laura Barker is a life-long knitter and former engineer and math teacher. She enjoys combining all the best of her experience in her favorite career, knitting design and education. Her designs feature innovative construction with clear instruction. She is the author of Mitered Entrelac, Knitting Entrelac Around the Corner, and has published patterns in Knitter’s Magazine, Knitty, Knit Edge Magazine and on Ravelry. She was an instructor at a DC LYS and has taught for Stitches events and various retreats. Her work may also be found on Ravelry, Instagram and Facebook as Cathedral Knits. She was founding VP of the Capitol Hill Knitting Guild.

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Presenting our 2020 catalog cover, featuring an original woodcut done just for us by Bobby Rosenstock of JustAJar Design Press.

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You can view these items at www.sheepman.com/product-category/maryland-sheep-wool-festival-online/, but because of the limited quantities you CANNOT ORDER THEM ONLINE. All items will be sold by telephone order ONLY on a first come, first served basis. Orders will be accepted by Sheepman Supply at 301-662-4197 Monday-Friday between 9:00 am and 4:00 pm. I repeat, orders will be accepted by TELEPHONE ONLY at 301-662-4197 Monday-Friday between 9:00 am and 4:00 pm.

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