Intarsia brings freedom to colorwork, letting you splash bold panels of color and shape wherever you please. With as many mini skeins as you have ideas and a little planning, you’ll be filling your knitting world with color. In this class, you’ll learn how plan out your intarsia project along with other tips and tricks for your own project. While this class is mainly about intarsia, you’ll also learn duplicate stitch and a small amount of stranded knitting so that you’ll be able to dive into colorwork armed with a variety of techniques and the knowledge of when to apply them.
Technique Requirements: knit/purl, cast on/bind off, chart reading, easy colorwork
The class project is knit flat and requires 3 yarns in the same weight of different colors including a background color and two contrasting colors paired with suitable needles. For example, I’ll be using 3 DK weight yarns with 4.0 mm (US 6) straight needles. Using your background color, cast on 30 sts with your preferred cast-on method. Knit 6 rows. Then knit the following: Row 1 (WS): k3, p to last 3 sts, k3. Row 2 (RS): k to end. Repeat Row 1 once more. Cut yarn leaving a tail and bring to class. Abbreviations: k - knit, p - purl, RS - right side, sts - stitches, WS - wrong side
In addition to your homework, please bring 3 yarns in the same weight of different colors including a neutral background color and two contrasting colors, suitable needles, scissors and a tapestry needle. Straight needles can be helpful here if you have them but not necessary. I'll be using DK weight yarn and 4.0 mm (US 6).