Yarn Worsted weight yarn or chunky yarn (14 – 16 stitches per 4”) NO NOVELTY YARN, NO TEXTURED YARN, LIGHT COLORED YARN ONLY
Needles Needles you used to make your swatch (see homework below) along with a straight or circular needle a few sizes smaller then the needle used for your swatch. A crochet hook H, I, J, or K or hook appropriate for your swatch.
Homework You will need to make the following 2 swatches. DO NOT BIND OFF SWATCHES. All swatches are to be put on a stitch holder or left on a needle. Leave plenty of yarn attached to these swatches, we will be working them.
Use a US 9 or 10 with worsted weight yarn, or US 10.5 or 11 with chunky yarn to make your swatches
Please bring in the following swatches for class (we will not have time to make the swatches in the class):
1. Garter stitch (knit stitch) swatch at least 18 stitches wide by 3” long. DO NOT BIND OFF.
2. Plain stockinette (alternating rows of knit and purl) & rib swatch:
CO 18 stitches, work in rib
Row 1:*K2, P2*, repeat from * to * to last two stitches end with K2
Row 2: P2 *K2, P2* repeat from * to *
Repeat row 1 & 2, 3 more times, then knit 3” of stockinette. DO NOT BIND OFF.
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