The Long and Short of It: Comparing Short Rows, with Patty Lyons (MAY 18)
May 18 (SAT, 9AM-12PM)
Short rows are an amazing addition to your knitting tool box. They can change the shape of a garment, make wedges, even turn your knitting into a three-dimensional object. But there’s more than one way to work that magic! In this upbeat, half-day workshop, you’ll explore five short row methods: The wrap and turn, yarnover, Japanese, German and Twin Stitch. You’ll discuss why you might use one method over another. You’ll explore how to make this decision not only based on your pattern, but what type of knitter you are. And with all of Patty’s classes, you’ll walk away not memorizing, but seeing, because you understand the why! In other words, you’ll explore the long and short of it!
Skill level: Intermediate. Must know how to cast on, knit, purl, bind off, and work these in a pattern without supervision. Knowledge of one short row method helpful, but not required.
Yarn: Aran to chunky weight yarn in a light color and a contrasting color (so it’s easy to see the stitches). No variegated yarn.
Needles – Appropriate to yarn
Notions – locking stitch markers or coil less safety pins.
Homework: Cast on 17 stitches and work Stockinette stitch for 1 inch, ending ready to work a RS row.
MEET YOUR TEACHER
PATTY LYONS is a nationally recognized knitting teacher and technique expert who is known for teaching the “why” not just the “how” in her pursuit of training the “mindful knitter”. She specializes in sweater design and sharing her love of the much-maligned subjects of gauge and blocking. Her designs and articles have been published in Vogue Knitting, Interweave Knits, Knit Purl, Knitter’s Magazine, and more. Patty has been a repeat guest on PBS’s Knitting Daily TV and featured as subject-matter expert in publications including the Wall Street Journal. She’s even made a nemesis (all in good fun) out of popular late night host, Seth Meyers—of Late Night with Seth Meyers. She is the author of Patty Lyons’ Knitting Bag of Tricks.