Instructor: Marta Telkamp
If you’ve ever felt intimidated by stranded colorwork in knitting, you’re not alone. Essentially, it means knitting with two colors at once while carrying both behind the work as you knit. But don’t be discouraged! This technique can result in stunning, eye-catching garments that are also warmer than their single-color counterparts.
With this class, you can easily master beginning stranded knitting and create a beautiful hat featuring traditional Norwegian motifs. You’ll be guided through reading a chart and helpful tips will be provided to ensure success.
Minimum number of students: 1
Maximum number: 8
Skill level: Intermediate. Students should be able to knit, purl, perform a stretchy cast-on such as the German twisted cast-on, and work in the round. It will be helpful but not required if students have knit a hat before.
Minimum age: 16
Notes: Students will need two colors of DK weight yarn with good contrast: ~100 g for the background color and ~50 g for the foreground color. In addition, students will need to provide needles in US size 2.5 (3 mm) and 4 (3.5 mm) or size to meet the pattern gauge of 22 sts to 4 inches (10 cm). As stranded knitting typically has a denser gauge than regular knitting, students may require a larger needle size than they would usually use.