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Seaming Your Knits with Toby Roxane Barna

November 17, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Seamed sweaters can have a more tailored, polished look than seamless ones, but some knitters avoid them simply because they fear seaming the pieces together. After this “life-changing class” (direct quote from a satisfied student), you’ll have the confidence to tackle that pile of sweater pieces in the corner of your living room. The class will cover both stockinette and garter seams. Advance preparation of swatches is required.


Swatches #1 and 2: Using worsted weight yarn and size US 8 needles, cast on 20 stitches. Knit in stockinette stitch (knit one row, purl one row) until work measures 4″. Bind off. Remember to make two of these.

Swatch 3: Using worsted weight yarn and size US 8 needles, cast on 30 stitches. Knit in garter stitch (knit every row) until work measures 4″. Bind off.

Supplies needed: Three swatches listed above, tapestry needle, scrap yarn.


About Toby Roxane Barna

Toby Roxane Barna is an independent knitwear designer living and working in the Hudson River Valley. She studied knitwear design at the London College of Fashion, and started her career as a full-time independent knitwear designer in 2012. Since then she has released over 70 patterns and multiple books. She spends her time designing knitting patterns in a lovely studio and counting down to the Rhinebeck Sheep and Wool Festival. You can see her designs and yarn here.

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