Date/Time: Thursdays, January 23rd from 6:00-7:00 (pre-class), January 30th and February 20th, 6:00-8:00pm
Sessions: One 1-hour pre-class to choose yarn and two 2-hour class sessions
Description: Do you love to knit accessories but have been afraid to try patterns that include stranded colorwork? Have you tried colorwork but want to improve your skill? Do you enjoy learning how to colors play together to create different looks from the same pattern? If so, this is the class for you! You will choose one of the three patterns pictured and our instructor will guide you through the process of choosing colors, working with two strands at a time, creating a gauge swatch for colorwork in the round, catching long floats and keeping tension even. Students will work from both written instructions and simple charts.
Level/Prerequisites: Advanced Beginner/Intermediate. Students be able to cast-on, knit in the round, purl and k2tog without assistance. For hat and mitts, prior experience with DPNs is recommended.
Materials Needed: Beanie: Students have the choice of making either a three or four color hat. Approximately 250 yards of worsted weight yarn in three or four colors. 16” circular needles in US 6 and US 7.
Cowl: 400 yards of worsted weight yarn, 200 in main color and 200 in contrasting color. 24” circular needles in US 4 and US 6.
Mitts: @200 yards of worsted weight yarn in three contrasting colors. Size US 2 and US 4 DPNs.
Suggested yarns for all patterns: Cascade 220, Brooklyn Tweed Shelter, The Fibre Company Cumbria, Blue Sky Fibers Woolstok, Berroco Ultra Alpaca, Malabrigo Rios, Plymouth Superwash Worsted.
Homework: Homework for first session will be assigned at the pre-class.
Patterns and links:
Important! Students will receive the pattern for this class at the first meeting. If there are additional instructions, they will be received via email one week before that meeting.