As a Maori artist and designer, many of my patterns draw influence from traditional weaving motifs found in taaniko. It is part of my mission of using my work and art to express the stories, values, and perspectives of the culture, to enrich the knitting community with diverse experiences, to remember the past, and leave a legacy for the future.
We will learn about the different taaniko motifs, their meaning, and significance, and then cast on a simple colorwork cowl project that features once such motif.
Technique Requirements: knit/purl, cast on/bind off, working in the round, chart reading, easy colorwork
Cast on 120 sts and knit in 4x4 ribbing before the beginning of the class so they can get right into the colorwork. Pattern will be provided.
DK-weight yarn (two colorways, one skein each), US 7 needle, locking stitch marker, pen or pencil.