Marlisle is a new system of creating decorative texture and colour shifts in handknitted fabric with a particular focus on seamless knitting in the round. By separating out two yarns generally being held together to form a marl base, Marlisle allows patches of stranded colourwork to be scattered around a garment or accessory without the use of intarsia. It can be used to adapt existing patterns, combine different weights of yarn and overcome frustrations like jogging stripes when knitting in the round.
This class is an introduction to the technique of Marlisle and how to apply it to new and previously bookmarked projects with a focus on utilising your stash. You’ll create a circular swatch from your own design drawn on stitch related graph paper. Suitable for a range of skill levels, but perhaps most exciting for confident and adventurous knitters who understand the limitations of existing techniques. The aim is to send you off inspired.
Skills focus: Understanding Marlisle as a technique
Knitting a circular swatch
Drawing a chart for a colourwork pattern
Shaping a personal project
Using stash yarns
Skills needed: Knitting in the round
Basic colourwork knowledge
Materials to bring: - Oddments of yarn from lace through DK in contrasting but harmonious colours
- Knitting needles - circular (long enough for magic loop) or DPNs between 3mm and 6mm (not all sizes necessary, just bring what they have)
- Pencils in at least two colours
- 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