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:

  • Very Pink Knits: German Short Rows

    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.

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 

BO loosely

Block by either steaming or wet blocking