This class will lead you through the creation of a stranded, handknit hat using double-pointed needles. We will explore the techniques of working in the round, two-color ribbing, reading charts, and simple stranded colorwork. I’ll share some of my favorite tricks, including tips for swatching colorwork in the round, and joining in the round without twisting the work. At the end of the class you should have made good progress on your hat, and as you complete the project you will reinforce the skills you’ve just mastered.
Technique Requirements: Knit/purl; cast on/bind off; increase/decrease; confident beginners and anyone who has yet to try working with two yarns at once will love this class!
Supplies for Class:
2 skeins yarn (sample is worked using Noro Silk Garden Lite). If you prefer a more graphic version of this hat, choose two solid color yarns (but color changing yarn is FUN to use in projects like this!); double pointed needles appropriate for size of yarn (sample was worked using US 6/4mm, but please bring a variety of sizes to get gauge); stitch marker(s); pencil; note paper; sticky notes or magnetic board to keep your place on the chart; usual knitting bag of tricks.