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The traditional technique for stranded colourwork involves knitting in the round in order to remain on the right side of the knitting and avoid purling. The knitting is then 'steeked' or cut in order to make way for armholes, neck lines, cardigan button bands, etc.
In this class, you will learn several ways to reinforce your colourwork knitting, cut the fabric and pick up stitches for the edging.
Skills needed: Students do not need any particular skills to steek but they do need to bring finished Fair Isle swatches to the class.
Materials to bring: 3 colourwork swatches with extra yarn for knitting the 'trim' and knitting needles a size smaller than the ones used to knit the swatch, a crochet hook a size smaller than the needles used to knit the swatch, a tapestry needle.
Any "homework"?: In order to participate in the class, the student will need at least one, but ideally 3 small colourwork swatches to steek. A pdf will be sent to participants in January.
(This class also runs at 2pm on Saturday 11th March.)