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Saturday 02/23/2019, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
*Knitting Color, Creativity Knitting techniques Tips & hints
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Colors that Climb with Lorilee Beltman
Stranding color vertically in your knitting offers new possibilities where many colors can be worked at once! We will learn how to introduce the new color strands to our work, how to work with them so they are user friendly, and how to adequately anchor the stitches without overdoing it.
Once you learn the tricks in class, the technique is easy to execute and repeat. Everyone can do it.
The beauty happens in creative applications. We will work one simple stockinette motif to learn the rules, then a lace and purled version as pictured.
Lastly knitters will work their choice of the many motifs remaining in the handout. Any of the motifs can be worked into existing plain patterns without ruining the gauge nor the elasticity of the fabric. I'll show you how and inspire you with stacks of samples. Class demonstrations are done in both in English and Continental styles.
Note: Must be comfortable working in the round at a small circumference as for a mitten or sock. You may use DPNs, two circulars, or Magic Loop but must be able to do so unassisted. Some experience with two-handed color work is a plus, but not necessary.
Materials fee: $4 wool yarn in multiple colors for a variety and to achieve consistent results.
__Completed homework still on the needles
With any color of worsted-weight yarn from your stash (something like Cascade 220) and needles size US 5, 6, or 7, cast on 36 stitches. Join to work in the round. Knit 3 rounds. Break yarn. Do not bind off. Bring to class on the needles. I will provide additional yarns to continue the project ($4 class fee). The needles you use for homework, whether DPNs, two circulars, or one long circular for magic loop can be used for the entire class. (I find Magic Loop a good choice for this class, but anything will work. Choose what you already know.)