Stranded Knitting: Unlocking the Secret of Locked Floats
Friday, November 1, 2019
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Color, Tips & Techniques
Ever looked at the “wrong side” of a stranded, hand-knit garment and see no floats? Do you wonder what was done to hide those floats and make it so beautifully finished? The answer may very well be what some refer to as Armenian knitting, or what I call “Locked Floats.” The technique is simple and creates a wonderfully even fabric. In this class, we will first review how to carry floats across the back of the work (traditional), and then learn this simple technique that results in a beautifully woven “wrong side.” We will address increasing and decreasing in pattern and cover tricks that help to make projects look more polished. You’ll leave with a good understanding of how to work this technique, along with a series of swatches you’ll be able to use for future reference.
Technique Requirements: Knit/purl; cast on/bind off; increase/decrease; easy colorwork; ability to read colorwork charts
Supplies to Bring:
Materials Fee (to Be Paid Directly to the Teacher):