Color My Cowl-An Introduction to Stranded Colorwork- February 5, 12, March 12
Instructor: Doris Lewis
Dates: Tuesday, February 5, 12, March 12
Skill Level: Intermediate
Pattern: Color my Cowl by Staci Perry
Skills needed: Knit, some experience knitting in the round is helpful, but not essential.
Skills taught: Crochet Provisional Cast-on, Color Stranding, Kitchener Stitch
This class is a good introduction to color stranding knitting (the generic form of Fair Isle knitting) or a bit of fun if you’re experienced with color stranding. The coloring page is a super ‘blank canvas’ for testing color combinations. The pattern can be worked in as few as two colors or as many as seven, but is especially suited for three or five colors. The construction of the cowl uses the crochet provisional cast-on, is worked in the round, and is joined together with the Kitchener Stitch for a seamless result. The cowl is designed to be wrapped around the neck twice, but can be shortened for use as a single wrap.
Yarn: Wool or wool blend worsted weight yarn 400 yards of main color; 200 yards each of the remaining colors Class sample is knit with Berroco Vintage.
Needles: 2 Sets U.S. Size 7 16-inch circular needle
Size G or H crochet hook
Scrap yarn for the cast on
Homework: Along with the pattern, you will also need the “coloring page.” Prior to the first class you will need to download the coloring page, decide on the number of colors you wish to use and purchase the yarn. The sample is knit with 3 colors (a background and two contrasting colors). The one in the pattern is made using 5 colors (a background with four contrasting colors). One the first night we’ll plan the color scheme.
Beginner - you have no experience with the technique or skills, the class is designed to teach you the basics.
Intermediate – you have some experience and confidence with the technique or skills, but need a bit more practice, you’re ready to take your skills to the next level.
Advanced – you know how to read patterns and understanding how the stitch is made; you know what you are doing. You are ready for a challenge and to learn new techniques and skills.
The cost of the class does not include materials or patterns so these must be purchased separately. We are more than happy to help you choose the proper materials listed for each class for which you will receive a 10% discount. Please be sure to make your purchases prior to class to avoid any delay in start time.
Class descriptions will include experience level and provide instructions for any homework that needs to be completed prior to class. Please come prepared since there will not be time during class to catch up on homework. Please contact us if you have any questions regarding homework.
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