Marlisling the Kraai Mitts (NEW!)
Saturday, January 26, 2019
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Color, Tips & Techniques
An excellent, project-based introduction to Marlisle. The Kraai Mitts are a small project using this unusual technique (a combination of marl and colorwork, aka Fair Isle) for creating decorative texture and color shifts with a particular focus on seamless knitting in the round. As an entry point into understanding this novel approach, you’ll cast on a Kraai Mitt, from Marlisle: A New Direction in Knitting, under Anna’s expert guidance. A speedy, engrossing little project inspired by old-fashioned leather driving gloves with arrows on the fronts that echo birds in flight or road markings. Knitted in the round, they use increases and decreases to create traveling stitches that mean there’s an interesting;ly shaped chart to follow. The thumb uses buttonhole construction in a way that will likely improve all your future buttonholes!
Suitable for a range of skill levels, but perhaps most exciting for knitters who have experimented with stranded colorwork and intarsia and understand the limitations of these existing techniques.
- an insight into the possibilities of Marlisle
- following a Marlisle stitch pattern from a chart
- transitioning between colors for Marlisle
- long-tail cast-on
- traveling sts
- a variety of increases and decreases
- approaches to changing colors
- untwisting yarn for Marlisle
Technique requirements: Must have experience of colorwork and be confident knitting small circumferences in the round in the manner of your choosing (for example using DPNs or the magic-loop method).
Supplies to Bring:
Materials Fee (to Be Paid Directly to the Teacher):