Design Your Own Stranded Colorwork Yoke Sweater (Part 1 of 2)
Saturday, September 22, 2018
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Session Type:
3-Hour Class
Skill Level:
Jennifer Steingass
Color, Design
Class Details:
Want to design your own yoke? Let’s do it! In this 2-part class, you’ll learn all the techniques needed to create your own stranded yoke sweater design. Jenn will bring her sweaters and talk about her design process and how it’s evolved since she first started. We’ll cover various construction styles, proportions, sizing, and customizing your yoke according to gauge and chart width. There will be colorwork motifs on hand that you can incorporate into your yoke chart, or feel free to bring in charted motifs that you may have come across that inspire you, or if you’re feeling adventurous, design a chart all your own. We’ll have colored pencils and plenty of inspiration on hand. You’ll learn how to sketch your design and how to chart your yoke on graph paper. You’ll knit fringed speed swatch while following your chart. Technique Requirements: Knit/purl; cast on/bind off; increase/decrease; working in the round; chart reading; have knit a whole garment; have knit a few accessories; easy colorwork
Optional: bring along pictures or colorwork motifs that inspire you.
Supplies for Class:
Please bring 32" or longer circular needles suitable for a fringed speed swatch: I recommend having needle size options, maybe even bringing interchangeables. Sizes 3-9 would be great. If you’d prefer to bring just one set of needles, I recommend size 6. I’ll have a variety of yarns on hand and I’ll help you choose your yarn weight according to your preferences while taking into account the width and height of your chart.
Materials Fee (to Be Paid Directly to the Teacher):