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Jennifer Steingass - Design Your Own Stranded Yoke

  • Hilton Edinburgh Grosvenor Grosvenor St, Haymarket Edinburgh, Scotland, EH12 5EF United Kingdom (map)

Want to design your own yoke? Let’s do it! In this 2-part class, you’ll learn all the techniques needed to create your own stranded yoke sweater design. Jenn will bring her sweaters and talk about her design process and how it’s evolved since she first started. We’ll cover various construction styles, proportions, sizing, and customizing your yoke according to gauge and chart width. There will be colorwork motifs on hand that you can incorporate into your yoke chart, or feel free to bring in charted motifs that you may have come across that inspire you, or if you’re feeling adventurous, design a chart all your own. We’ll have colored pencils and plenty of inspiration on hand. You’ll learn how to sketch your design and how to chart your yoke on graph paper. You’ll knit a fringed speed swatch while following your chart.

Level: Experienced

Skills needed: Know how to knit in the round, have knit several sweaters, experience with modifying patterns.

Materials to bring: Yarn - bring your choice fingering, sport, DK, or worsted weight yarn. Bring knitting needles suitable for small circumference knitting (your choice dpns or long circulars for magic loop) of a diameter suitable for the yarn weight you choose to bring. Try to bring at least 1 dark colored yarn and 1 light colored yarn, to ensure there will be enough contrast so you can easily see the colorwork motifs. If in doubt, take black and white photos of the yarn you're considering - more on color value and contrast here: https://www.craftsy.com/knitting/article/knitting-color-theory/. Optional: bring along pictures or charted colorwork motifs that inspire you.

Any "homework"?: None

Class size: 12

Note: This is an all-day class with an hour's break in the middle, and is held in a venue two miles from the Corn Exchange and other teaching venues. When purchasing a ticket you will be asked to choose which other day/s you would like to attend the marketplace at the Corn Exchange, as attending on the day of the class would not be possible. Food is not provided but is available very nearby in the busy Haymarket area.