StevenBe Yourself & Your Knits
Friday, January 17, 2020
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
StevenBe [stee-vuhn bee], verb: to give the otherwise average or expected the individual fabulouness it
deserves. "I got really bored just working with one yarn so I decided to StevenBe it and use different colors of mohair to add a gradient haze over the whole thing!”
Start your next project with a bang with StevenBe, master of the substitution. In this workshop, Steven will guide you through taking your pattern and making it yours with custom yarn substitutions, changing stitch patterns, making gauge modifications, and an artful use of short rows. You will leave this workshop with the confidence and chutzpah it takes to work outside the box—to StevenBe your projects and yourself.
Supplies for Class:
• A pattern from the following list that you want to be in love with but want to tweak to change stitch, make it lighter, make it heavier, change the shape: Shawlvest, Eyelet Ponchini, StevenBe Scharf, Find Your Fade, Enchanted Mesa, Tripartite • Minimum 3 yarns to work with: including a fingering weight and a lace weight each in different fibers like mohair and silk to be combined into a heavier weight, as well as a chunky weight. (Yarns should be chosen and wound prior to class so we can begin immediately. More yarns can be added during class. Choose a color palette when bringing your stash to make it cohesive.) • A variety of stitch pattern options; we recommend a stitch pattern book or http://www.knittingstitchpatterns.com • A variety of needle sizes from US 6 to US 15 will be needed so bring a good selection (we recommend an interchangeable set) • A notebook or design sketchbook to keep notes • Steven’s goodie bag of most preferred notions, including stitch markers, tapestry needle, tape measure, and scissors--Steven recommends the Knit Kit. • A work-in-progress or finished project for show and tell (the desire to be admired is not required—but it is recommended!)