Alana Dakos of Never Not Knitting at Loop!

by Craig on July 29, 2013

We’re very happy to welcome Alana Dakos to Loop on Saturday, September 7, 2013. Alana’s teaching a class on sweater finishing from 2 to 4pm and will be in the shop with some of her designs from 4 to 6pm.

Botanical Knits by Alana Dakos Alana lives in California where she designs knitting patterns, blogs, and produces her podcast all under the name Never Not Knitting.

Along with her many individual patterns, she’s the co-author of Coastal Knits and the author of Annie and the Swiss Cheese Scarf and, most recently, Botanical Knits.


Sweater Finishing Techniques with Alana Dakos
$40 – Saturday, September 7 from 2-4pm

Master new techniques to finish your sweaters like a pro! Alana will guide you through the process of creating perfect invisible seams using the kitchener stitch and mattress stitch. Learn the best way to pick up stitches accurately, connect shoulder seams with a 3-needle bind off, and to correctly weave in yarn tails and block your finished project.

All of these techniques are featured in Alana’s new book, Botanical Knits.

Materials:
Tapestry needle
Worsted weight yarn
3 double pointed needles
1 pair of straight knitting needles in size US 8.

Knitting Homework:
(Make 2) With worsted weight yarn and a size 8 needle, CO 18 sts. Work 12 rows in St st, 12 rows in Rev St st and then 12 rows in St st. Slide all stitches to a stitch holder to be worked later. Cut yarn leaving a long tail. Repeat for second swatch.

(Make 2) With worsted weight yarn and a size 8 needle, CO 18 sts. Work 24 rows in St st. Slide all stitches to a stitch holder to be worked later. Cut yarn leaving a long tail. Repeat for second swatch.

Please block all swatches before class.

Register today!

Please call us at 215-893-9939 or stop in to register for Alana’s class. The class will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis; full payment is required to hold your place. There are no refunds for cancellations, unless the class is canceled, in which case you’ll receive a full refund.

Alana’s book signing from 4 to 6pm is free! Registration is not required.

I hope you’ll join in welcoming Alana to Philadelphia!

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