During this workshop we will learn how use intarsia reading a chart! Intarsia is a great way to play with colors when working on a project. However, sometimes it’s a technique that we tend to avoid because it looks scary, doesn’t it? Well we’re going to take a closer look at it because it is super cool!
We will begin by setting the work to begin our intarsia project. I will explain to you how to deal with multiple colors and yarns, what kind of fiber is best for intarsia, how to create bobbins, how to join new yarns, and how to weave in the ends. We will work together a sample with multiple colors with whatever yarn you have in your stash, but I will give you, together with a syllabus, a pattern for my Ziggy Zaggy pillow so that you can work at home to begin practicing intarsia creating a small project!
I will also include in the handout a pattern of one of my intarsia design: a colour block sweater you will be able to knit trying the new skill we’ll learn together!
Technique Requirements: knit/purl, cast on/bind off, chart reading
Print the chart that will be available in your Event Hub the week of the event.
I suggest having at least 3/4 balls of different colors of yarn (the more colors, the more intarsia!); DK or worsted yarn is fine. Straight, DPNs, or circular needles of the right size for working with the yarn of your choice. Scissors.