Ladderback Jacquard: Trapping Long Floats

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Ladderback Jacquard is a technique long used in machine knitting to tame the floats in garments but has only recently become popular with hand knitters making stranded or Fair Isle items. Learn how to use this technique in your handknits.

Instructor:Mary Jo Harris
Location:Kitchen
Date & Time:Friday, Sept. 20, 1-4 pm
Minimum number of students:3
Maximum number of students:15
Minimum age to register for class:12
Skill level needed for class:Students should know how to cast on, knit, purl, and knit in the round.
Materials provided by the instructor:patterns, instructional handouts
Supplies to bring and homework:
  • 2 - 4 different colors of basic DK worsted weight yarn (no novelty yarn)
  • 16" circular needles in a size appropriate for your yarn
  • Paper for taking notes
  • Pen or Pencil
  • 12 or more stitch markers appropriate for your needles – one stitch marker needs to be different than the others (to mark the beginning of the round)
  • Usual knitting supplies
  • Homework
Homework: Using 16" circular needles and your main color of yarn, cast on 84 stitches, join in the round without twisting. Work a k2, p2 ribbing for 4 – 10 rounds (exact number of rounds is your choice). Keep live stitches on the needles.
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