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Anne Hanson - A Survey of Colour Knitting Techniques

  • Edinburgh Corn Exchange New Market Rd Edinburgh, EH14 1RJ UK (map)

Let's tackle something new together and take the fear out of color knitting! This class is an exploration of color knitting techniques including slip stitch, mosaic, intarsia, and stranded colorwork. We will start with intarsia, then move on to slip stitches and mosaic using two colors. Finally, we’ll try stranding, where both two-handed and one-handed techniques will be demonstrated.

Level: Intermediate

Skills needed: Students should have command of intermediate knitting skills and terminology, have executed simple patterned motifs in knit/purl or lace from written or charted instructions, and be able to read charts.

Materials to bring: Needles size 5US or 6US (3.75 mm to 4.0 mm), scissors, stitch markers, and other small tools 
- 50 yards each of a 2-ply, Shetland-type fingering yarn in TWO contrasting colors
- 30-50 yards of a smooth silky or slippery fingering yarn (such as a bamboo blend sock yarn or tencel blend sock yarn)
- 30-50 yards of a smooth 3-ply wool fingering yarn (such as a superwash merino or BFL sock yarn)

Any "homework"?: Please take care to bring only the yarns described above

Class size: 22