On the third Monday of the month a group of enthusiastic knitters meet in the Resource Room at the Duxbury Free Library. From 6:00 - 8:00 you can find knitters of various skill levels with yarn between their fingers. We would love you to join us. If you can't, follow us here!

Friday, May 9, 2014

From the Library's Shelves

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Have you sometimes wanted to take a knitting class but for some reason didn't? Maybe you have young children at home and no sitter, there isn't a yarn store close enough, you work at night or you work all day and you're just too tired to leave the house after dinner?

Well now you can take one (for free!) and have a glass of wine while you do it. (Can it possibly get any better? I think not!)

Margaret Fisher is a Master Knitter and teacher. She developed a class based on some common questions her students had. From the class came the book - and the book is your chance to take her class in your living room (or out on your deck if it's nice out.) 

Seven Things That Can Make or Break a Sweater. . . It will teach you just what it says - 7 things.

1. Tips for your cast-on edge
2. How to increase in your ribbing and where to place the increases
3. Which decreases will slant which way and which ones to use where (that's a
    lot of 'whiches'!)
4. Which increases will slant which way and which ones to use where (OMG, 
    even more!!)
5. Blocking (you are blocking  . . . aren't you??)
6. How to pick up stitches for a band or edge
7. Where to place buttonholes and how to make them

That's it. Just those 7 things. But wow!! If you aren't doing those 7 things half-way decent . . . well, let's not go there. 

I had the library purchase it for the collection, then when I took it home and read it, I purchased it for mine. It's really that good. Go ahead, check it out and take the class. You'll be glad you did.

Until next time, keep your nose in a book or your fingers in fiber.

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