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Let's Go Trapping - Ladderback Jacquard with Mary Jo Harris

Let's Go Trapping - Ladderback Jacquard with Mary Jo Harris

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LET’S GO TRAPPING!  LADDERBACK JACQUARD – HOW TO TRAP LONG FLOATS IN STRANDED KNITTING with Mary Jo Harris

Friday, February 23, 2024 - 2pm – 5pm, at The Holiday Inn at the American Center. 

NOTE: YOU MUST BE A RETREAT ATTENDEE AND HAVE PURCHASED A REGISTRATION TO PURCHASE THIS CLASS. PURCHASE REGISTRATION HERE
Materials fee: $20 

See homework note below for setting up your knitting before you arrive.

Ladderback Jacquard is a technique long used in machine knitting to ‘tame’ the floats in garments but has only recently become popular with hand knitters making stranded or fair isle items.  Learn how to use this technique in your handknits.  In this class we’ll discuss

What are floats? Why trap them? When to trap them

  • What Ladderback Jacquard (LBJ) is – and how it works
  • How to work the set up round
  • How to use the stitch markers
  • When or where to use LBJ on other patterns

Length of Class: 3 hours

Skills needed:  Know how to cast on, knit, purl, and knit in the round.

Materials needed:   

  • 2-4 different colors of basic DK worsted weight yarn (no novelty yarn)
  • 16” or 24” circular needles in a size appropriate for your yarn
  • Paper for taking notes
  • Pen or Pencil
  • 12 or more stitch markers appropriate for your needles – one stitch marker needs to be different than the others (to mark the beginning of the round).
  • Usual knitting supplies

Homework:  Using 16” circular needles and your main color of yarn, cast on 84 stitches, join in the round without twisting.  Work a k2, p2 ribbing for 4–10 rounds (exact number of rounds is your choice).  Keep live stitches on the needles.

Class Size:   3-15 participants age 12 and older

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