Friday 08/08/2014, 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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The Knitted Plaid: A Color and Pattern Workshop with Franklin Habit
If the prospect of mixing colors gives you the fidgets, but you've dreamt of putting together your own complex color schemes for projects, this class is for you. We'll begin by learning a simple but strikingly effective method for knitting plaid fabric– a method that can even be used to recreate family or school tartans. Then we'll use the framework of the plaid as the point of departure for a practical, hands-on lesson in color selection. You can learn to design your own color schemes–all it takes is a little knowledge, a little practice, and a little playfulness.
Five to ten balls of smooth (non-fuzzy), firmly-spun yarn in sport or worsted weight (for example: Cascade 220, Dale Baby Ull, Universal Yarns Deluxe Worsted) in different colors [Please note that partial balls are welcome! This is a great class for using up leftovers from stash. You'll be mixing and matching with yarns brought by other students, so be prepared to share what you bring.]; one 16- or 24-inch circular needle or one pair straight needles in a size that will give you a firm gauge with typical worsted or sport weight yarn; tapestry needle; notebook and pen or pencil for making notes.
It is also expected that students will have with them the usual notions basic to knitting: scissors, a selection of stitch markers, etc.
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.