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Thursday, October 19 • 9:00am - 4:00pm
Buttonholes, Zippers, Cords and Pockets LIMITED

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Limited Capacity seats available

Don’t like buttons and making buttonholes?  Want to put in a zipper instead?  Need a nice clean edge for the project?  This class will show you how to make a perfect buttonhole, effortlessly, figure out the proper spacing and choosing the right size button.  We will also cover the perfect edge for a zipper, how to set in and sew zippers and how to lengthen or shorten a jacket zipper to fit the finished edge.  I Cords for edges, as a decorative bind off and as a cord to use for ties will be covered as well as afterthought pockets.

Skill Level:  beginner to advanced.   

What skills or knowledge do students need to take this class?  Students should already know how to knit and purl.

Instructor will supply:  zippers, buttons, handouts

Students supply:  #6 and #8 straight or circular needles and 2 #6 dp needles, and 2 #8 dp needles. 50 gram ball of worsted weight yarn in a light color, wool or wool blend preferred that was used for the homework. Calculator, tape measure, pen and paper, sharp scissors, sewing needle and thread in color to match your yarn.  


Swatch 1:  With #6 needles, cast on 30 sts. Row 1: K1, P1 across Row 2: P2, *K1, P1, repeat from * to end of row. Repeat rows 1 and 2 once more. Row 5:  Work in K1, P1 rib across for 23 sts.  Place remaining 7 sts on a holder. Rows 6,7, 8: On 23 sts continue in K1, P1 rib as established.   Change to #8 needle and continue in Stockinette st for 5” from the beginning.  Change back to #6 needle and work in K1, P1, rib for 8 rows, bind off.   

Swatch 2
:  With #6 needle, cast on 23 sts. Work in K1, P1 rib for 8 rows.  Change to #8 needle and work in Stockinette st for total of 6” from beginning.  Leave sts on a holder.   If you wish, both swatches can be blocked lightly, bring both with needles to the class.

Nancy can be reached via email:   nancy@nancy-shroyer.com

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Nancy Shroyer

Nancy Shroyer knits, spins, weaves, dyes, designs, teaches, and invents in Cary, NC. As the founder and President of Nancy’s Knit Knacks LLC, Nancy, along with a select team, designs and develops a line of tools and winding equipment for yarn shops, fiber artists and producers... Read More →

Thursday October 19, 2017 9:00am - 4:00pm EDT
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  Workshops, Knitting

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