Tina our Education Manager talks with Kathy about our fall classes.
- Design Your Own Knitted Cowl with Kirsten Hipsky
- Dyeing Silk Scarves with the Kangaroo Dyer
- Porcelain Sheep Ornaments
- Two Classes with Guest Teacher Laura Nelkin
- Guest Teacher Shannon Okey teaches Sewing Patterns for Knitting
- Guest Teacher Andi Smith teaches Big Foot Knits
- Exploring Tunisian Crochet
- Design a Pi Shawl
- Beginning Weaving and Weekend Weaving
- Intro to Rigid Heddle Weaving
- Fabulous Chenille Scarves with Dena Gartenstein Moses
- Craft Activism Book Signing and Event with Gale Zucker
- Valley Yarns Trunk Show
- National Spinning and Weaving Week
- Rhinebeck Road Trip
- Stitches East
- Juniper Moon Trunk Show
- Bag Day
Steve’s Yarn Picks
Doris Chan Valley Cowl Crochet-A-Long
So, today we’re joining this cowl in the round!
Some tips I found useful: When you’re making the foundation chain, don’t omit the stitch marker at the beginning. It’s very, very useful. Work on a flat surface – it’s a lot easier to see when there’s a twist and to tell up from down
Here are the joining directions in my words: When chain’s the right length, lay it flat, then bring the beginning together with the end that’s on the hook without twisting – the marked stitch is at the bottom (closer to you) and the hook is at the top (further from you) Put one twist in it by bringing the marked stitch up to the hook and work a slip stitch in the marked stitch
Now the top of the foundation is connected, but the bottom is still split. So let’s join that together: Rotate your work on the table 180 degrees, so the marked stitch and the hook are at the bottom and the split ends are at the top.
Work 3 slip sts in the chain above the marked stitch Slip stitch into the base of the last FDC Now you’re ready to go!