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# 61 CLOSED WORKSHOP- MITER SQUARE TODDLER JACKET WITH TAMARQUE
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Jan 19, 2015 18:33:08   #
Designer1234 (a regular here)
 
YOU ARE NOW IN THE MITER SQUARE TODDLER JACKET WORKSHOP; Jan. l9/2015

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IMPORTANT: INFORMATION:

Please post "I'm In "as soon as you come into this thread to join this workshop- once I have counted you into the student count, I will delete your post.

PLEASE ALWAYS start reading from the beginning of this workshop, even if you join in late.

This is important as sometimes corrections are made or there are additions to the original information. If you are starting the class, even after the starting date...
make sure you read the workshop from page 1.



If you are reading this you are now in the workshop. We ask that even if you don't take part in the discussion that you sign in so that we might get an idea of how many are actually working on the project.

We also ask that before adding any information to the workshop you pm Tamarque. This is one of the few requests we make in our workshops. In some cases there are different ways to doing different techniques or projects. This class is the method used by the teacher and if she wishes to add a different suggestion she will let you know when you pm. her.

We appreciate it if you follow this request.

Over the time of the open workshop I will be available to help trim the messages and will remove any original questions that she has answered quoting the question and answer in one post.

All our closed workshops are kept permanently on the above link for future use by KP members.

Note the teacher will use quote reply to answer all your questions. I will then delete the original post with the questions. this makes it easier for people who want to learn from the workshop to see the question and answer together.

We hope you enjoy this workshop.

I am delighted to introduce one of our most talented designers and I hope you all have a great time. TAMARQUE
 
Jan 20, 2015 07:04:25   #
tamarque (a regular here)
 
Hello Everyone and Welcome to the Toddler Miter Square Sweater Workshop.

I assume everyone has a copy of the pattern. If not please go to Ravelry.com and purchase your copy. The discount is still available. Here is the link:

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/toddler-miter-square-sweater
The discount expired Jan 26, 2015, thanks all


Also, has everyone signed in so we can have a count of who is here? Just post "i'm In." That is all we need.

Let me tell you a bit about myself. Like many others, I learned to knit and crochet when a young child. The funny thing is that I cannot recall who taught me to knit--someone must have, though. I do remember being a human swift for my mother when she was knitting and she did answer questions for me. I guess like many of us, working with my hands was satisfying. However, once I had children and needed to work full time my hooks and needles were set aside until work slowed down with the economy.many years later. Suddenly there was time and energy for craft work again. Picked up my hooks, then needles and the rest is history. I love working with color and find children's projects very satisfying. They are a perfect platform to play with color and shape and they go so quickly. This sweater came about when my grand daughter was about to turn 2. I had wanted to do something with modules and began to play with miter squares. My design process often happens when playing with the needles and yarn and seeing where it takes me. That time my doodling on the needles took me to this design which was created on the needles as I worked. Have to admit there was a bit of visiting the frog pond as ithe pattern got worked out. It was a hit with the mother and everyone who saw it. Here on KP several people asked that I teach it, our Designer1234 being one of them. This is my first KP workshop and I am excited to be here with you doing it. So here we are and ready to go.

I hope everyone has taken some time to read thru the pattern and has a sense of the process that we will follow. We will start with the Miter Square samples and setting our gauge. This is the most critical here.

Can I get a sense of how many have done any modular knitting or miter squares in particular?

I provided a chart of sizes with the number of stitches and needle size for each size. The size 3 will work for a 2 yr old, being a bit on the large size but sleeves can be folded up, or knit shorter. I find children's sizes can be fairly flexible and making something a little on the big size will ensure longer use of the item. So to begin, please chose the size and recommended needles.

We will be using sock yarn in double strands. If you are using DK wt it should provide the same gauge.

So we can begin by CO the number of stitches in the chart by size , needle size and number of stitches. This is on Page 3 of the pattern.

Make sure you CO with double strand of your yarn. Now do the CO. I used the long tail CO but you can use the Cable CO too.
Jan 20, 2015 07:58:23   #
sisu (a regular here)
 
tamarque wrote:

Can I get a sense of how many have done any modular knitting or miter squares in particular?


I have made some miter squares a long time ago just for the fun of seeing how they work, but never really made anything using them.
Jan 20, 2015 08:20:57   #
tamarque (a regular here)
 
[quote=Normaedern I have never done modular before.[/quote]

You can begin to CO and try to follow the sampler but I am going to wait a bit till others join in today before going forward so we don't have to repeat ourselves.
Jan 20, 2015 08:24:54   #
eshlemania (a regular here)
 
I've never done modular before, unless entrelac is considered modular. I know I am interested in learning the mitered squares. Something that I have on my list to learn this year. :D:D So I will be doing the practice stuff you have for us. Not sure when I will get to the sweater though.
Jan 20, 2015 08:41:55   #
dgid
 
dgid wrote:
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Have never done modular, or anything like this before. I'm excited to give it a go!
 
Jan 20, 2015 08:52:53   #
Bubba24 (a regular here)
 
dgid wrote:
Have never done modular, or anything like this before. I'm excited to give it a go!


I posted I am in. I have never done anything like this either. A little no a lot scared but will not let the unknown win.
Jan 20, 2015 09:50:18   #
Designer1234 (a regular here)
 
Good morning everyone! it is 7am Pacific Time so I am 3 hours behind EST. I will come in each day and check the numbers and am going to be in off and on to assist the teacher in any way I can.

Remember, Tamarque will answer your questions by 'quote reply' which will show your question with her answer. I will go through the questions each day and remove the original question.

This makes it much easier to see which questions are answered . This workshop will be held permanently in the workshop section for the use of all the members from now and in the future. It will be locked and the members are able to read, copy and use the workshops . We have 61
workshops in the archives.

I welcome you all to the workshop and Away you go!!
Jan 20, 2015 10:20:38   #
tamarque (a regular here)
 
Is everyone using sock yarn, or did some of you chose a DK wt?
Jan 20, 2015 10:24:22   #
Designer1234 (a regular here)
 
REQUIREMENTS for this toddler jacket.

This sweater jacket is a very sharp, geometric looking project designed for size 2-5.

It involves working with miter squares, and then picking up stitches to switch to SS or garter sitch as preferred.
The neck is a mandarin collar
.

Toddler jacket is in a soft merino wool sock yarn.

Skirt is a series of individual miter square modules, all
24 of them different.

Buttons used are leather or any kid friendly button.

The picture does not do justice to the rich jewel-like colors of the variegated yarn.

This project will use several skills where you can learn about shaping, color use, alternate stitchings. Many ways to
work your creative genius.

BTW, Miter squares are a great way to insert color into your work. They also can use up many of those
little balls of leftovers. And best of all they are just plain fun to do.

I look forward to teaching the first workshop of 2015.

Tamarque (Tanya)

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Jan 20, 2015 10:54:45   #
Bubba24 (a regular here)
 
tamarque wrote:
Is everyone using sock yarn, or did some of you chose a DK wt?


I am using DK wt.
But I have a question. I am doing the size 5 or 6 which says to use a size 7 needle. Do I do the sample square with a size 6 needle as stated or use a size 7 needle that I will be using for the sweater?
Thanks,
Fran
 
Jan 20, 2015 11:06:54   #
bbyc172
 
but have never done anything like this before
Jan 20, 2015 11:18:39   #
eshlemania (a regular here)
 
I am going to mess around with some leftover sock yarn stuff to get started on the mitered square practices. How I like that will depend on how I do the sweater.
Jan 20, 2015 12:13:25   #
tamarque (a regular here)
 
Does anyone have any questions about starting? Why don't we start with that.

Has everyone cast on for their sample miter square?

I would like to share this video with you for a visual of what we are doing. The pattern uses the slip 2, k1, psso technique for the center line on the miter square. I like the raised effect of this decrease. You can use any double dec method that you are comfortable with. I don't like to do the K3tog as it can be difficult and the effect is not any more pleasing.

In the video you can begin at 4:57 for the decrease demos.
Jan 20, 2015 12:20:02   #
sisu (a regular here)
 
I am using dk, but have not had a chance to cast on yet.

I don't see a link to the video.
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