Colors That Climb—A Primer in Vertically Stranded Colorwork
Friday, September 21, 2018
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Add a new coloring tool to your knitting paintbox. Adding contrasting color that climbs from row to row allows you to enhance existing garments and stitch patterns without affecting gauge nor inhibiting the elasticity of the fabric. We’ll learn how to manage the yarn, how to address the contrasting color stitches to incorporate them into the fabric easily (it’s not like intarsia), and how to apply the technique to a variety of fabrics. Previously taught at recent Vogue Knitting LIVE events as three separate classes—garter, lace, and cables—this three-hour version will give you the tools you need to explore confidently on your own.
Technique Requirements: Knit/purl; cast on/bind off; increase/decrease; working in the round; beginner lace; chart reading; have knit a few accessories
None. However, please note students must already be able to work in the round on a small circumference of about 8 inches without assistance.
Supplies for Class:
To work in the round using worsted-weight yarn and a circumference of about eight inches (like a mitten), bring whatever needles you are currently comfortable using—DPNs, two circulars, or one 32" long circular for magic loop knitting. Choose one or two sizes smaller than you normally use for working worsted-weight wool, about a size US 5 to US 6 will be fine. Gauge is not critical. Blunt-tip tapestry needle. Yarn: None. Instructor will provide Cascade 220 yarn in numerous colors for a small fee.
Materials Fee (to Be Paid Directly to the Teacher):