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Presto Chango

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Pattern Design: Valerie Wallis

Valerie Willis is the creator of Shoeless, a knitting blog!

Class Description

This four-session class is designed to give students a basic introduction to knitting lace with additional opportunity to focus on finishing and sizing considerations.  Students will knit a popular baby sweater pattern,Presto Chango, offered by Jimmy Beans Wool.  They will learn how to work a beginning lace pattern, how to cast on at the beginning of a row and create button holes, and two techniques for seaming edges.  Made with any worsted weight yarn, the result is an easy sweater with a panel in the front to help keep clean without an entire new change of clothes!


Pre-requisite Skills

         Knit, Purl and simple knit/purl combinations

         At least one type of cast on and bind off


Skills covered

         Basics of working a lace pattern in a knitted fabric

         The fundamental lace stitches and how they are used

         How to follow a knitting pattern presented in the form of a chart

         Knitted bobbles and knitting with beads

         Simple finishing:  Sewing on buttons and weaving in ends


Class Fee  $55


Supplies / Materials

         Free pattern downloaded from Jimmy Beans Wool

         Approximately 300(450) yds of worsted weight yarn (2 (3), 100gr skeins) for small/medium (large)

         5 mm (US #8) straight knitting needles (13-14” length)

         8 5/8-inch buttons

         Stitch markers (optional)

         Tapestry needle


Recommended Yarn (Available at The Yarn Basket)

         Berocco Comfort

         Takhi Cotton Classic

         Brown Sheep Nature Spun Worsted

         Brown Sheep Lamb’s Pride Worsted