Saturday 08/05/2017, 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Colorful Cables Three Ways with Lorilee Beltman
You don't have to choose between texture and color in your knitting. You can have both. In this class we'll knit 3 swatches, worked flat. In one motif we'll work 2-handed-stranded knitting with cables. In another, we'll try our hand at 2-stitch-wide cables offset by the main color. In a third, our colorful cables will travel over a reverse stockinette background. I'll have a fourth option in our handout, if there's time.
Speaking of having it both ways: we'll learn how to make these cables traditionally with a cable needle and be a little radical and learn to make them without!
Note: Students should be able to accomplish simple 2/2 right cross and left cross cables before attending this class.
50 grams each of 2 contrasting colors of a smooth, multi-ply, #4 (worsted-weight) yarn that is easy to see and work with (nothing fuzzy, and not too dark); appropriate size needles; cable needle, any type, for worsted-weight yarn.
Knitting Basics: sharp scissors, notebook, pen or pencil with eraser, stitch markers, blunt tapestry needles (large and small), flexible tape measure, small calculator, and needles and/or crochet hooks of various sizes.
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.