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Intro to Colourwork
November 21, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Teacher: Kate Atherley
Dates: Tuesday, November 21st from 6-9 pm
Learn how to work with multiple colors in your knitting, in multiple ways. We’ll start with stripes, tackling those frequently asked questions: the issue of the jog when working in the round, whether to cut or carry the yarn, and how to do those both. (And if you cut, what to do about all those ends.) We’ll then progress to Fair Isle, showing you how read the patterns and charts, and to handle two yarns, whether you work English or Continental, one-handed or two. I’ll demonstrate how (and why) to handle long floats, and how to make sure your fabric is tidy and even. We’ll also tackle Intarsia and slipped stitch colorwork, demonstrating the key differences in techniques required for these other colorwork methods. Along the way, we’ll cover chart reading, how to manage your yarns, and the importance of blocking – and how to do it.