K12 Mix-It-Up Miters with Edie Eckman

Friday, May 1 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Turf Valley – Poplar A

This class comes with a warning: knitting mitered squares is addictive. While it can be calming and repetitive, it can also be endlessly fascinating for knitters of all skill levels, and it’s a perfect way to use up odd balls. Learn techniques for basic types of mitered squares and rectangles, then move on to incorporating stitch patterns and colorwork into your shapes. We’ll explore ways to seamlessly arrange your modules into finished garments, accessories, and home décor. You’ll be captivated. But don’t say you haven’t been warned! Skill level: Advanced beginner. Maximum number of students: 15. Student should bring: 3-4 colors of smooth worsted weight yarn (no black), needles in appropriate sizes for yarn. Homework: With worsted weight yarn and appropriately sized needles, long-tail cast-on 25 stitches. Place marker in center stitch. Row 1 and all Wrong Side (WS) rows: Knit. Row 2: Knit to 1 stitch before marked stitch, K3tog, knit to end. Rep Rows 1 and 2 until 3 stitches remain, ending with a WS row. Last row: K3tog. Fasten off.

Class Code: K12 Class Fee: $55. Materials Fee: $2.

Edie Eckman is a designer, author and teacher who loves both knitting and crochet. Her comfortable and encouraging teaching style empowers students to gain the skills they need to confidently and enthusiastically take on any crochet or knitting challenge. She is the author of a number of best-selling crochet and knitting titles including The Crochet Answer Book, Around the Corner Crochet Borders and How to Knit Socks: Three Methods Made Easy. As a teacher and technical editor, she is on a mission to ensure that patterns are as clear as possible to the greatest number of knitters and crocheters as possible. Edie serves as a Master Teacher for the Craft Yarn Council’s Certified Instructors Program, helping train others to become knitting and crochet teachers. You can find her online at EdieEckman.com.

2020 Catalog Cover Artist

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

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