Launch into 2-color knitting (Fair-Isle, Norwegian, Armenian) with an arsenal of tips for knitting with 2 colors, specifically with one color in each hand. It truly is much easier than it looks, and this class is specifically for people who find it intimidating. We'll take all the fear out of it. You'll learn stranded knitting, and avoid puckers and tangles and purls (oh my!).
Skills focus: Each knitter will learn to work with yarn in the "other" hand. They will practice on a simple color-patterned hat, learn to keep the 2 balls of wool from tangling and learn how to "trap" the carried color across the back of the work. I will discuss and demonstrate the effect of color dominance between the left-hand color and the right-hand color. More advanced (faster) knitters will be able to experiment with that in class as well.
Skills needed: CO, knit, purl, inc, dec, work in round
Materials to bring: Two balls of 4-ply/fingering-weight wool (a light color and a dark color) and a 40cm circular needle (or double-pointed needles) in a size appropriate for your yarn. (For 4-ply/fingering-weight yarn, 2.5-3mm needle - your choice.)
"Homework": Using either color wool (knitter’s choice), cast on 128 sts. Join into a circle, being careful not to twist the stitches over the needle. Work about 8 rounds in ribbing (1x1 or 2x2). Work one round in Stockinette stitch (knit all stitches). Stop and bring this to class, along with your second color of wool.
- This class is sold out. We have a general waiting list which you can join: we'll email you whenever any places open up in a previously-full class. You only need to sign up once. JOIN WAITING LIST