The Dutchess County Fairgrounds
6550 Spring Brook Ave.
Rhinebeck, NY 12572

NYS Sheep & Wool Festival - Workshop Registration

Mitered Square Rug

Saturday, October 19, 2013

9:00 AM - 12:00 NOON

Instructor: Donna Druchunas

Class Fee: $100.00

Material Fee: $0.00

Maximum Class Size: 18

18 Seats Available

About Seat Availability: The availability shown above does NOT A GUARANTEE that an actual seat is available to be purchased. Each registration will be verified after your purchase and if an over sale of seats occurs you will be notified and the price of the over sold seat will be refunded in it's entirety.

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Description: Mitered squares are fun to make, and they are very popular today for a variety of knitting projects. This classic patchwork design was inspired by the clean colors of Amish quilts. Like a quilt, the rug is big, but each square is small, so you can carry your knitting with you. You start each square with the longest row. As you knit, the rows get shorter, and your knitting goes faster until there are no stitches left to bind off.
The workshop will cover the following topics: Materials and supplies needed for rug knitting, selecting and arranging colors, construction of mitered squares, options for decreases, seaming techniques, lining, interfacing, and non-slip backing options for rugs.
Experience: Easy. Need to know the knit stitch, cast-on and bind-off. Purling is optional.

Materials Information

Materials: Size 10 or 11 straight or double-pointed needles, bulky wool or cotton yarn in assorted colors (Note: 2540 yards makes a rug approx 4 x 5 feet. Less yarn is needed for smaller rugs. Each square requires approximately 70 yards), basic knitting tools.

Workshop Instructor

Donna Druchunas escaped a corporate cubicle to honor her passions for knitting, world travel, research, and writing. She is the author of six more