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Ana Campos lecture and classes, Friday July 8 and Saturday July 9th

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Friday night lecture - FREE for members, $6 for guests

Overcoming The Fear of Hand Dyed Yarns and Variegation

Friday, July 8th, 7 pm
MIT Stata Center, room 141
Are you curious about hand dyed yarns but not sure how to use them? Do you struggle to pick the right project for your hand dyed yarns? This lecture is for you! Dyer Ana Campos will talk about different styles of hand dyed yarns, how to use color theory to select the right yarn for your projects, how to manage pooling, and how to purposefully control pooling.

Portuguese Knitting

Saturday, July 9th, 10:30 - noon
MIT Building E-51, room 149
Learn how to knit Portuguese style! In Portuguese Knitting, the yarn is tensioned around your neck or with a knitting pin. We will cover how to do the Portuguese knit stitch, and the very easy Portuguese purl - all with the flick of your thumb. We will also cover how to do increases and decreases in the Portuguese style. Portuguese knitting is more efficient and easier on your joints, so it can help reduce strain and fatigue.

Materials: 50g of smooth worsted weight yarn in a light color (like Berroco Vintage or Cascade 220), US7 or US8 needles, either flat or circular

Darn! Repairing Knitwear

Satuday, July 9th, 1 pm - 3 pm
MIT Building E-51, room 149
So you got a hole in your beautiful hand-knit sweater. Now what? In this class, we will learn two types of darning: visible and invisible. You can apply these techniques to any knitted project, from socks to sweaters. Bring:
- Double-pointed needles in whatever needle size you use for your squares
- Extra contrasting light color worsted weight yarn (one color at least, 2 colors suggested)
- Bent-tip darning needles (not sewing needles)
- Reinforcing thread or embroidery thread in a contrasting color (not black or anything too dark)
- small, sharp-tipped scissors
- 4 mm crochet hook

Homework: Knit 2 squares in Stockinette Stitch, 8" by 8", in a smooth, light colored worsted weight yarn, using US7 needles.


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