Sunday 02/26/2012, 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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Stranded Color: Just Beyond the Basics with Beth Whiteside
Interested in color techniques? Stranded color (of which Fair Isle is a subgroup) is one of the classics. We're going to go over and just beyond the basics, working in the round with a steek you'll cut and later secure. Our practice project can be turned into a coffee pot cosy, neck warmer, yoga mat holder—lots of possibilities! In addition to covering several ways to secure a steek, the class touches on traditional garment construction, color, and patterns. Note: It covers the same basic ground as the Market Session of the same name, then expands on that material.
100 yds each of 2 colors #4 (worsted weight) wool (no acrylic) and small amounts of #4 (worsted-weight) wool in contrasting colors, 16" circular needle (measured tip to tip) appropriate for yarn (approx 4.25-4.5mm/US6-US 7), crochet hook 2 sizes smaller than knitting needles.
Sharp scissors, notebook, pen or pencil with an eraser, stitch markers, blunt tapestry needles (large and small), flexible tape measure, small calculator, and needles & crochet hooks of various sizes.
With 16" circular needle and one of the main colors, cast on 80 stitches.
Should be comfortable with knit, purl, cast on, bind off, and unknitting.