Comprehensive Colorwork

Starts: April 15, 2017 12:00 pm

3 Saturdays: 12:00pm to 2:00pm

Meets on:  April 15, April 22, April 29

Instructor: Dylan Uscher

Level: Experienced Beginner. Some experience required; this is a great class for students who have taken a beginning knitting class. Students should be comfortable knitting, purling, casting on, and binding off.

Cost:$75 plus materials

This course is an intensive introduction to three main types of knit colorwork: Fair Isle, Intarsia, and Double Knitting. Fair Isle is the skill we see in typical Norwegian sweaters where repeated patterns are knit into the fabric in two or more colors and creates yarn floats at the back of the work. Intarsia, also known as Picture Knitting, allows us to create a single knit motif in an infinite number of colors. Double Knitting uses a Knit-1, Purl-1 repetition with two colors to create a double-thick fabric with two right sides, where the color pattern on one side is the inverse of the other. This method is helpful for creating color work patterns that don’t curl and look good from all sides.

Each week will focus on one of these techniques. In the first session we will make a small mug cozy pattern featuring classic Norwegian snowflake motifs. In the Intarsia class we learn how to follow a color chart for the adorable anime character Totoro, while the Double Knitting Class will be used to create the Eye of Nina Scarf designed by Dylanium Knits.

Materials:

Darning Needle
Scissors
Pen(cil) and paper/Row Counter

Session 1: Worsted Yarn in 2 colors and straight needles (less than 50g each)
Session 2: Worsted Yarn in 4 colors and straight needles (less than 50g each)Session 3: DK or Worsted Yarn in 2 colors and straight needles (100g of each)