Pittsburgh's Knit, Crochet, Quilt & Creative Arts Festival!

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

Navajo Knitting with Michelle Hunter

Class Title:  Navajo Knittingnavajo-knitting

Teacher: Michelle Hunter

Class Day/Time: Friday, 12:30 to 3:30 pm

Class Length: 3 hours

Class Fee: $50.00

Class Description:

Magically turn lace weight yarn into worsted weight yarn with Navajo knitting – also known as chain plying.  Navajo knitting triple plies yarn from one skein without cutting or dividing the skein.  This is a perfect use for that large skein of lace yarn hiding in your stash or that cone of hand spun that is begging to be knit!

The workshop covers the basics of the technique plus learning to alternate triple and single plies within a project to create sheer stripes – a big trend in today’s fashion.  Discover ways to incorporate this technique into many knitting projects.  In class we will begin a beautiful scarf pattern using all of the above methods.

WARNING – this is addicting!

Registration necessary, class size limited to 25

Supplies Needed:

Lace weight yarn (smooth yarn is preferred), minimum of 400 yards which will yield a scarf approximately 6″x 40″.  US #8/5mm needles (bring a few extra sizes to adjust gauge if needed). In addition to lace weight yarn, bring 50 yards, smooth #3 (DK weight) yarn and US #11/8mm needles for practicing technique in class.

Materials Fee:  None

Homework:  None

A 3.00 electronic administrative fee will be added for all online registration transactions.

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