What makes Scandinavian colorwork different from other world traditions? We will explore color choices and the classic motifs used in Scandinavian stranded knitting. Learn techniques for tacking down extra-long floats found in many motifs. We will learn the Norwegian purl and a way of executing garter stitch in the round. Explore ideas for combining motifs and adding colorwork to liven up your future projects. We will begin our exploration by starting a headband or hat.
Technique Requirements: Knit/purl; cast on/bind off; increase/decrease; working in the round; chart reading; have knit a few accessories; easy colorwork
With smallest needle and color of your choice, cast on 84 stitches, join for working in the round taking care not to twist. Knit 1 round.
Supplies for Class:
Two color of DK-weight yarn with high contrast ie one dark and one light, 100% wool preferred, 100–150 yd of each. 16" circular, the smallest size recommended on the ball band, and another one size larger. 1 set dpn in larger size if intending to finish hat. Optional: Additional yarn in different colors, 25–50 yds each.