Knits vs. Purls

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Taught by Jessica Kaufman

Jessica Kaufman is officially a Crafty Lady, having earned her Masters in Crafts Education and teaching knitting professionally. Jess has been a Montessori teacher, a nanny, and a camp counselor in the mountains of North Carolina for over a decade, and as a result, knows a bafflingly large number of silly songs and games. Find her on twitter @happygocrafty and happygocrafty.com

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Some think that you have to choose only one to be your favorite stitch, but knitted stitches and purled stitches don't have to compete with each other. If you can master both of these stitches and learn to tell them apart, you'll be able to whip up stunningly textured knitwear. Think ribbing for socks and sweaters and hats, charted designs, and maybe even cables (for the adventurous or advanced).

All you need to know is the basic knit stitch, and this class will give you the power to knit, purl, and more importantly, how to tell the difference.

Materials needed: are any smooth, worsted-weight yarn (no funky stuff like fuzzy yarn or eyelash yarn), and a pair of knitting needles that are between sizes US 5 and US 8. I recommend a 2-ply wool yarn and wooden straight needles. An employee at any local yarn shop should be able to guide you! You should also already know the basic knit stitch. Email jessicaleekaufman@gmail.com with any questions. 

(Class size 10, hands-on)

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