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Anne Hanson - Shapely Shoulders

  • Edinburgh Corn Exchange New Market Rd Edinburgh, EH14 1RJ UK (map)

The shoulder area of any garment is its most visible feature; a well-fitted, beautifully finished shoulder line creates a clean, tailored, and professional image for its wearer. This class offers students tips and tricks for fitting shoulders and executing smooth shoulders seams. Students will practice a variety of shoulder bind off techniques and learn how to stitch shoulder edges together without lumps and bumps. They will be introduced to short row shoulder shaping and learn how to substitute it into most patterns.

Level: Intermediate

Skills needed: Students must have a complete understanding of increasing/decreasing, have completed a project or read a pattern that requires traditional shoulder shaping, and have an intermediate level of knitting skill and pattern reading (understanding of intermediate knitting terminology is expected).

Materials to bring: Please bring about 100 yards of DK yarn for practice work, a few pairs of knitting needles size 3.5 to 4.0 mm (DPN sets are convenient for this class!), a few yards of scrap yarn for holders (or several stitch holders), tapestry needle, scissors (a basic knitting toolkit)

Any "homework"?: Participants should prepare six (6) swatches that are 21 sts wide by 1 inch deep, worked in stockinette stitch, with live sts on a holder (do not bind off).

Class size: 22