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Varian Brandon: Stranded Colowork (Fair Isle) Knitting – Beyond Beginning
August 18, 2019 @ 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM$100
Stranded Colowork (Fair Isle) Knitting – Beyond Beginning
Sunday, Aug. 18 10:00-1:00
Description: You have taken a Beginning Stranded Colorwork class and have more questions. How long do you leave the tails? Is there a way around weaving in all of those ends? Can I untangle the ever twisting yarns? What is yarn dominance? How do I get rid of long floats in the back? This class will answer these questions and more. Students will work on a two color swatch as we explore solutions to these beyond beginning questions.
What you need to know: Knit stitch, purl stitch, familiar with two color knitting
What you will learn: Catching floats, color dominance, weaving ends as you go, two handed method for holding yarns (optional), ways to start new colors, cast on for corrugated ribbing, using markers to help keep track of motifs
What you need to bring: 2 Colors of solid color DK weight yarn (not novelty or fuzzy) 40 yards each – US 4 16″ circular,2 24″ circulars or dpn needles