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  • A fabulous time with Sally Melville

    March 18, 2007 1 min read

    What an amazing time we had Monday night, Tuesday, and Wednesday. Sally is not only an amazing knitter, but a gifted teacher, and a thoroughly approachable human being – very personable and funny. We were all inspired and empowered by the classes.

    Here are ten fun things I learned, in no particular order:

  • Anyone can be creative – you just have to be open to the opportunity
  • You can wash woolens in the machine – just soak in SOAK or other low-sudsing wool wash for 40 minutes and spin the water out! –
  • Knitted skirts can be very flattering
  • The relationship between rows and stitches in stockinette is independent of gauge.
  • In 2-color Fair Isle knitting, I like carrying the MC in my right hand and the CC around my neck.
  • Garments typically need more ease than we think – especially drop shouldered sweaters and all coats.
  • Reverse stockinette makes the best edges
  • There is a not that will never come out, and you can use it on color knitting. You’ll find it in the Color book.
  • Duplicate stitch is best worked bottom to top and side to side.
  • The next book in Sally’s series is “Texture”, and I cannot wait!!!
  • I'll post more pictures soon.

    p.s. Sally signed all the copies of her books that I had left in stock, and we still have a few left, so get 'em while you can.

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