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Knitted Increases




Joan W.

Saturday, September 19, 2020


10:00 am to 1:00 pm

In the comfort of your own home via Zoom

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Due to the closure of the Joslyn Center, we will once again be holding our September meeting virtually using the Zoom service (see below for more information about the Zoom service). 

A note from Lenora F-S about our program:

School Time!  No matter how old I get, September always brings the desire to learn something new.  It is a yearning to stretch and grow and take a leap toward a new skill or deeper understanding of the basics.  With that in mind, let’s dive into our basic knitting knowledge and explore ways to increase our expertise.

 The September 19th program will be a hands-on study of knitted increases.  Joan W will lead us in learning (or relearning) six basic increases:

1.  Knit Front & Back (KFB) and variations. 

2.  Make One - the Elizabeth Zimmerman method (M1Z). 

3.  Make One Right (M1R) and Make One Left (M1L) 

4.  Yarn Over (YO)

5.  Left Leaning Increase (LLinc) and  Right Leaning Increase (LRinc ). Cat Bordhi uses these in her New Pathways for Sock Knitters.  She calls them “Left leaning increase or la-linc and Leaning Right increase or la-rinc”

6.  One Into Five (\5/).  This is used for closed cables in Celtic Knots.

 The homework is very simple.  Choose a smooth yarn in a light color and appropriate needles. 


 You will need 2 swatches (but you may want a few extras). 

The first swatch is for techniques 1, 2, 3, 5, and 6. Cast On 5 stitches and work a few rows in Stockinette ending on a purl row.  Do not bind off.  (If you don’t want to have to keep purling back to begin the next kind of increase you could make a few more of these swatches.  You may even want one for each technique)

For the second swatch which you will use for technique #4, cast On 10 stitches.  Row 1(RS): K4, P4, K2. Do several rows knitting the knits and purling the purls. Do not bind off.  Be ready to start on a RS row

We will continue to use the  Zoom service for our meetings while we are unable to meet together at the Joslyn Center (Zoom provides online meeting services for telephone or video meetings).  This means that we can all "meet" together and stay separate in our own homes.

Details and information about how to log onto the meeting are on the members only page (click here)

 2020 Programs:
(subject to change)

(for program notes where available, click here)

  • January 18- Lorna Dyes Again

  • February 15- Let's Play

  • March 21- WIP into Shape - CANCELLED

  • April 18- Virtual Meeting and Social Knitting

  • May 16- Virtual Meeting and Social Knitting   (also see Drop-in Help schedule)

  • June 20- Helix Knitting-Joan W (Virtual Meeting)

  • July 18- Reading Patterns     

  • August 15- One Roll Challenge Reveal

  • September 19- Knitted Increases

  • October 17- TBD 

  • November 21- TBD

  • December 19- TBD

 2019 Programs:
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  • January 19- "The Shape of Things to Come" with special guest Barry Klein

  • February 16- WIP workshop

  • March 16- Heirlooms and Legacy--the yarn that binds

  • April 20- Toools!

  • May 18- Self Care

  • June 15- Corner to Corner Crochet

  • July 20- Birthday Celebration Potluck        

  • August 17- Tales of Yarn--Edie Eckman

  • September 21- Christmas is Coming

  • October 19- Broomstick Lace

  • SUNDAY November 10 -- I-Cord Beaded Necklace

  • December 21- Holiday Party

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