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Friday 08/08/2014, 8:30 am - 11:30 am
Friday 08/08/2014, 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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Lorilee Beltman

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Vertically-stranded Color Work with Lorilee Beltman
Explore various ways that color can be added when contrasting stitches climb vertically from round to round. Always working in the round, we'll play with simple zigs and zags, intersecting lines for diagonal plaid, lines between lace, and purl-only columns that look like caterpillars. These techniques do not inhibit the elasticity of the fabric. We'll explore its sketchy history: it's used in Rovaniemi knitting, as a substitute for duplicate stitch in argyle, and it even appears in a Japanese stitch dictionary. After class, apply the coloring techniques to existing patterns worked in the round.
Materials fee: $3.

Yarn will be provided. To work in the round using #4 (worsted weight) yarn and a circumference of about eight inches, bring whatever needles you are currently comfortable using—DPN's, two circulars, or one 32" long circular for Magic Loop knitting. Choose one or two sizes smaller than you normally use with worsted weight wool—3.75 or 4mm/US 5 or 6, as we need snug stitches; blunt tipped tapestry needle.
Materials fee: $3