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Friday 02/19/2016, 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Color Confidence with Handpainted Yarns with Jennifer Miller
If you've got a few (or many) skeins of lovely handpainted yarn but don't know what to do with them, this class is for you! Jennifer, a designer of hand-dyed yarns, will show and teach the most spectacular ways to show off your special skeins. Learn fearless color combining, innovative ways to work with 2 or more skeins of handpaints, color theory, and more. Focus on the creation of socks and shawls as well as mitts and scarves.
Learn to visualize how a handpainted, multicolor skein will knit up and how to work with long and short-color repeats. Explore stitches that avoid unsightly color pooling and flashing. Practice several stitch patterns and their variations that show off multicolored yarn including chevron, linen stitch, feather and fan, and mitered squares. Leave with beautiful samples of knitted handpaints as well as the confidence and resources to create lovely pieces on your own!
A skein or two of handpainted #3 (fingering-weight) yarn, 3.5, 3.75 and 4mm/US 4, 5 and 6 straight or double pointed needles.
Wind yarn into a ball or cake before class begins.