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

NYS Sheep & Wool Festival - Workshop Registration

Buttonholes, Zippers, Cords and Pockets

Thursday, October 19, 2017

9:00 - 4:00

Instructor: Nancy Shroyer

Class Fee: $135.00

Material Fee: $0.00

Maximum Class Size: 21

6 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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Don’t like buttons and making buttonholes?  Want to put in a zipper instead?  Need a nice clean edge for the project?  This class will show you how to make a perfect buttonhole, effortlessly, figure out the proper spacing and choosing the right size button.  We will also cover the perfect edge for a zipper, how to set in and sew zippers and how to lengthen or shorten a jacket zipper to fit the finished edge.  I Cords for edges, as a decorative bind off and as a cord to use for ties will be covered as well as afterthought pockets.

Skill Level:  beginner to advanced.  

What skills or knowledge do students need to take this class?  Students should already know how to knit and purl.

Nancy can be reached via email:

Materials Information

There is a $5 material fee included in the registration fee.

Instructor will supply:  zippers, buttons, handouts

Students supply:  #6 and #8 straight or circular needles and 2 #6 dp needles, and 2 #8 dp needles. 50 gram ball of worsted weight yarn in a light color, wool or wool blend preferred that was used for the homework. Calculator, tape measure, pen and paper, sharp scissors, sewing needle and thread in color to match your yarn.  


Swatch 1:  With #6 needles, cast on 30 sts. Row 1: K1, P1 across Row 2: P2, *K1, P1, repeat from * to end of row. Repeat rows 1 and 2 once more. Row 5:  Work in K1, P1 rib across for 23 sts.  Place remaining 7 sts on a holder. Rows 6,7, 8: On 23 sts continue in K1, P1 rib as established.   Change to #8 needle and continue in Stockinette st for 5” from the beginning.  Change back to #6 needle and work in K1, P1, rib for 8 rows, bind off.  

Swatch 2
:  With #6 needle, cast on 23 sts. Work in K1, P1 rib for 8 rows.  Change to #8 needle and work in Stockinette st for total of 6” from beginning.  Leave sts on a holder.
  If you wish, both swatches can be blocked lightly, bring both with needles to the class.

Workshop Instructor

Nancy Shroyer knits, spins, weaves, dyes, designs, teaches, and invents in Cary, NC. As the founder and President of Nancy’s Knit Knacks LLC, more