Stranded! A Tale of Two Colors

$45.00

Instructor: Marta Telkamp

Time: Friday, 1–4

Location: Classroom 1

Class fee: $45

Materials fee: None. A handout and pattern will be provided.

Class size: min 1/max 8

Skill level: Intermediate. Students should be able to knit, purl, decrease by k2tog, perform a stretchy cast on such as the German twisted cast on, and work in the round. It will be helpful but is not required if students have knit a hat before.

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Description

Stranded colorwork can often seem complex or intimidating. The term ‘stranded colorwork’ refers to knitting that uses two colors at once, where both colors are carried behind the work as the stitches are knitted. This technique produces incredibly beautiful eye-catching garments, and knitting with two or more colors also tends to make these items quite a bit warmer than single-color items. Demystify stranded knitting and achieve colorwork success as you knit a hat with traditional Norwegian motifs. 

 

Students will learn how to hold two colors of yarn at once, manage floats, and read colorwork charts, and will pick up some helpful tips along the way. Students will also understand color dominance and the effect of stranding on tension. At the end of the class, students should be able to complete the hat on their own.

Participants should bring two contrasting colors of DK weight yarn: 100 gm for the background of the pattern, 50 gm for the foreground.