Sunday 02/22/2015, 8:30 am - 11:30 am
Sunday 02/22/2015, 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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Stranding Techniques for Color Knitting with Beth Brown-Reinsel
Become proficient in your two-color technique, working on the right side and the wrong side of the work. Learn the Norwegian Purl and how it will enable you to purl on the wrong side in two colors with ease! Working with two yarns in the right hand, one yarn in each hand, and two yarns in the left hand are covered in this class, as well as how to purl on the wrong side in each of those styles. Master the ability to work with three or four colors in a row on the right side and the wrong side. Corrugated Ribbing will also be included. Weaving (or catching) the yarns will be demonstrated for each knitting style.
A tiny pillow sampler will be made in class to learn all the techniques.
Four colors of worsted weight yarn: one neutral color (2 oz.) and three shades of another color (light, medium, and dark- about 1-2 oz each), 3.75 or 4.0mm/US size 5 or 6 short single points or 8 inch double points, highlighter tape or magnetic board to keep one's place on the chart, another set of dpns or circular needle in 4.5 or 5.0mm/US 7 OR 8, and a ball of worsted weight yarn for swatching (will not be used in the class project)
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.