Color Theory and Log Cabin Knitting: The Albers Cowl
Whether doing stranded knitting, intarsia, stripes, or modular patterns, knitters are constantly faced with color choices. The Albers Cowl, one of my designs, is a perfect opportunity to experiment with color by using small amounts of yarn and simple techniques. The goals of this workshop are to expand the knitter’s color vocabulary and confidence in color combination choices and to teach Log Cabin knitting techniques like picking up and knitting stitches.
This workshop will present the basics of color theory, like lightness, hue, and complimentary colors, and how colors interact. Each student will receive a color wheel for future use.
After a discussion of color theory, the workshop will focus on the Albers Cowl. Knitters will learn how to measure gauge in garter stitch, neatly pick up stitches from both horizontal and vertical edges, and keep it all really square. If time allows, the workshop will also cover the sewn bind off and mattress stitch (used to join the three squares of the Albers Cowl). Although the only stitch used is the knit stitch, this class is a great chance for knitters to learn and improve finishing techniques while beginning an Albers project.