Ramblin Woman Shop Knit-a-Long
IMPORTANT: Although we are willing to provide support and answer questions when needed, we will not be making up the classes.
Help Session 3: Charts C & D
With all the increases, you are building MANY stitches on the needles. It is always recommended to run a lifeline before beginning a chart and then again in the middle of chart C. This just insures that if you have made a mistake, you can rip back with confidence that you will get all the stitches back on the needle.
VERY IMPORTANT! Be sure you don’t just go straight to the charts without reading the directions for how many stitches you need to start with for each size. For chart C, some of you will initially start with 0, 3, or 6 stitches before beginning the chart repeat.
AFTER CHARD D AND BEFORE NEXT CLASS: If you are on interchangeable needles, join another 32-40 inch cord with a connector to the cord your stitches are on. Take off the needles at each end and use your end caps to keep the stitches from slipping off. Now block the yoke. Bring your blocked yoke on the extended cord to the next class.
NEXT CLASS: Friday, May 24, 9:00 or Saturday, May 25, 9:00.
Help Session 2: German Short Rows, Chart A, Chart B
Videos to watch for this section:
We have a “cheat sheet” at the store for you to keep with your knitting notes. Just ask for one next time you are in the store. We recommend THIS method of short rows over a wrap and turn.
Place a marker at each distorted stitch so that it marks the placement of the distorted stitch. When you finish the short rows, and begin knitting in the round again, you will knit the “two stitches” of the distorted stitch together. The markers help you see those distorted stitches better. Just remove those markers as you knit the distorted stitches.
Knit Purl Hunter: Stranded Knitting, Catching Long Floats ( you will need to do this on row 5 of the first chart)
HOMEWORK: Work pattern as written to the beginning of Chart C
NEXT MEETINGS: Friday, May 10, 9:00 AM or Saturday, May 11, 4:00 PM
Help Session 1: Let’s Get Started!
Notes from Class One Ramblin Woman
1. Take measurements
Bust Measurement: Fullest point take a deep breath that fills your chest (that adds about another inch of positive ease.
Waist (where bottom of rib cage comes in) 1-2/1/2 inches above belly button
Hips (fullest part of hips) Usually where the pockets of jeans are
Shoulder width: edge of bicep to edge of bicep
Arm Length: underarm—top of bra strap, measurement to wrist
Desired length bump on your back neck to below bum
2. Swatching is Important
Cast on 24 stitches in mc on DP needles or circular
1st row knit 2 stitches mc followed by 2 stitches cc to end. Slide stitches to other end of the needle (yes you will have a long float of yarn)
2nd Row: Repeat 2nd row. Slide stitches to end of the needle
3rd Row: On next row, change pattern to 2 stitches cc and 2 stitches mc
4th Row: Repeat that row one more time
Repeat those four rows for 28 rounds
Block by either steaming or wet blocking