Hone new garter stitch skills alongside knitting author Vicki Square as you create a stylish triangle scarf, an eye-catching open lattice scarf and a personalized tote bag! Start with tips for smooth cast-ons and accurate gauge measurements. Then, knit your own chic triangle scarf with professional edges, increases and decreases, fascinating color changes and techniques for fuss-free finishing. Breeze through an open lattice scarf with all the chart-reading and knitting tricks you need to make this beautiful buttonhole pattern a stunning success. Plus, take your knit-stitch skills even further as you create a sturdy tote bag you can customize to complement your style! Use the garter stitch in new ways as you graduate from the basic scarf to more exciting, impressive accessories.
Meet your instructor, knitting designer and author Vicki Square. You'll kick off the class with a thorough introduction to the gorgeous and versatile garter stitch, including tips on how to identify the stitch, cast on, measure gauge and get started making your first swatch. Follow Vicki's close-up demonstrations as you cast on to create your first project, a sophisticated triangle scarf.
Continue working on the triangle scarf you started in the previous lesson as Vicki demonstrates the best ways to create a professional edge on your work, increase your stitches, and deftly change colors to add a gorgeous new design element. You'll learn valuable tips for counting increases, using markers to keep your place, achieving the best tension as you knit, and much more.
Complete this chic, energetic scarf project as you transition from increases to decreases. Vicki teaches you the best ways to work the decreases before showing you how to create tightly spiraled tassels for each scarf end. You'll finish by learning Vicki's easy, minimal-fuss techniques for blocking and finishing the scarf, resulting in a gorgeous and fun finished project.
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