Thursday 02/19/2015, 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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Painted Stitches: Introduction to Stranded Colorwork with Janel Laidman
Colorwork brings a whole new level of beautiful to your knitting. If you can make a knit stitch, you can do stranded colorwork.
We will learn how to hold the yarns in the left hand, the right hand, and both hands, so you can find the optimal method for creating these beautiful knits. We'll also discuss tricks for keeping your tension even, how to go around pesky corners, dpns vs. circulars, and how to choose yarns and colors for colorwork.
Optional materials fee: $8 for 4 small balls of contrasting shetland-type wool.
4 solid colors of the same type of wool yarn in worsted weight. Shetland or other 100% wool is best. Yarns should be same brand, same size. dpn and circular needles in a size appropriate for the yarn (US 6 - 9 depending on your yarn weight and knitting tension)
Optional materials fee: $8 for 4 small balls of contrasting shetland type wool.
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.