Norah’s Vintage Afghan Series

Regular price $80.00

Instructor: Louisa

Level: Intermediate

Fee: $80

Norah Gaughan is the guru of cables and this afghan is made up of 20 squares, each with a different cable pattern.  These will be some of the most interesting cable stitches you’ll ever knit.  We’ll do 3 classes to get the skills to make this afghan followed by sessions to give you help with any specific problems you run into as you make your afghan.

  • Thursday, Nov 12, 2-4 pm: Learn how to knit cables, how to understand patterns and read charts.
  • Thursday, Dec 3, 2-4 pm: Learn how to connect your squares together.  We’ll learn how to use mattress stitch, crochet, or 3-needle bind-off.
  • Thursday, Jan 7, 2-4 pm: Learn how to finish the outside border.  We’ll learn the icord edge, the crochet slip stitch, and the crochet crab stitch,
  • Help session meet every Thursday from 2 – 4 pm: Nov 19, (no meeting on Thanksgiving Nov 26), Dec 17, Dec 24, Dec 31, Jan 14, Jan 21, Jan 28, etc.

 

Prerequisites: Know how to knit and purl, be confident in repairing standard knitted mistakes, and be ready to work from charts to create some fabulous cables.

Supplies Needed:

  1. Norah’s Vintage Afghan pattern from Berroco: http://www.berroco.com/patterns/norahs-vintage-afghan
  2. 20 skeins Berroco Vintage or other worsted weight yarn in desired colors
  3. Straight or circular knitting needles, size 7
  4. Cable needle
  5. Crochet hook, size 4.50 mm (G)
  6. Tapestry needle

Homework: “
Class 1:  Set up to do Square 1:  cast on 57 stitches and knit 4 rows.
Class 2:  4 stockinette squares at least 4”x 4”.  Since we will be practicing different techniques, you may; prefer to not use your actual afghan squares.
Class 3:  1 stockinette square at least 4” x 4”.  We will practice different types of edges, so you may prefer to use a scrap/practice square rather than your afghan.

*** Please note that all yarn must be purchased at Knit This Purl That! 10 % off supplies for all classes.