This class is an introduction to marls as a kind of colorwork in knitting. A marl is created by holding multiple strands together when knitting and is a wonderful way to create beautiful, interesting fabrics. The class will cover the anatomy of a marl, tips & tricks for marling, and many different ways to use marls. Students will have an opportunity to do some swatching.
Technique Requirements: knit/purl, cast on/bind off
Four small balls of yarn in solid colors in either heavy lace or light fingering weight that can be combined into 2-strand marls and appropriate needles. (Using bits and bobs or scraps is encouraged.) Heavy lace doubled usually works up well on size 6 (4 mm) needles, while light fingering doubled usually works up well on size 8 (5 mm) needles. Students should also take a white card (3x5 index card, back of a business card, or similar) and punch 4 holes in it to create a blank color card.