Stranded! A Tale of Two Colors
Instructor: Marta Telkamp
Day: Sunday September 19
Time: 1:00–4:00 (3 hours)
Class Fee: $45
Materials Fee: None. A handout and pattern will be provided.
Class Size: min 1/max 15
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.
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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. Learn how to follow a chart and pick up some helpful tips along the way. Students will learn to hold two colors of yarn, manage floats, determine color dominance, and read colorwork charts. By the end of the class, students should be able to complete the hat on their own.
Participants will need 2 contrasting colors of DK-weight yarn: 100 grams for the background and 50 grams for the foreground of the pattern; and appropriately sized needles for working in the round.