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April 6, 7, 8, 2018
David L. Lawrence Convention Center

Deco Fans Cowl with Michele Barratt

Class Title:  Deco Fans Cowldeco-fans

Teacher: Michele Barratt

Class Day/Time: Friday, 4:30 to 7:30 pm.

Class Length: 3 hours

Class Fee: $30.00

Class Description:

‘Deco Fans” is inspired by classic Art Deco wallpaper. Although the stitch pattern looks complex, it features a combination of slipped stitches and cabling so colors are worked one at a time. Worked in two colors of Mecha, the slipped stitches of this pattern provide a great opportunity to pair one semi-solid colorway with one of the highly variegated or watercolor colorways that for which Malabrigo is known.  Knit flat, the cowl has a button band to provide a variety of different ways for wearing.

In this class we will cover:  Chart reading, slip stitches, cables (1/2 and 1/3), picking up stitches and button holes.

Registration necessary, class size limited to 25

Supplies Needed:

– 2 Hanks of Malabrigo Mecha in contrasting colors (1 hank of each color) wound into balls. (available at the Flaming Ice Cube booth or online at www.FlamingIceCube.com)

–  Size US 10.5 (6.5mm) needles or size needed to obtain guage

–  Cable needle

–  Tapestry needle

–  Approximately 20 yards of approximately worsted or Aran weight yarn and matching needles to practice buttonhole

 Materials Fee:  $5.00 payable to instructor in class

Homework:  (2 separate pieces)


First piece
Using background color of Mecha, cast on 99 stitches with a stretchy cast on.
Knit two rows.
Switch to main color of Mecha, knit one row.
Setup Row (WS):  k, p, *k, p, k3, p, k4, p3, k4, p, k3, p, k, p, repeat from * to last stitch, k.

Second piece:  Using 20 yards of scrap yarn and matching needles, cast on 20 stitches. Knit two rows of k1, p1 ribbing.


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