* Building in Color-Third Wednesday of the month September 2018 – May 2019
with Doris Lewis
Date: Third Wednesday of the month September 2018 – May 2019
Skill Level: Intermediate
Knitters should be able to work knit and purl stitches maintaining a consistent tension.
Skills Learned: Intarsia, Double-Ended Knitting, Short rows, Knit Below, Make One Purl, Elongated Stitch, Mosaic, Butterfly Stitch, Tuck Stitch, Intarsia Cable, Tuck Stitch
Building in Color is a carefully designed sequence of patterns aimed at introducing the knitter to the wonderful array of stitches and techniques used in color knitting. Each of the 10 patterns focuses on new skills and ways of using multiple colors of yarn. This sequential approach allows mastery of skills which then build upon each other in subsequent patterns.
Yarn: Three colors are needed for this afghan.
Designer suggests 24 hanks (8 of each color) of Simplicity by HiKoo (55% merino superwash, 28% acrylic, 17% nylon; 117 yds/107m; 50gms each)
Alternative: 15 hanks (5 of each color) of Vintage by Berroco (52% Acrylic, 40% Wool; 8% Nylon; 217 yds/198m; 100 gms)
Needles: U.S. Size 6 (4mm) 24-inch circular needle (or size to attain gauge) AND
U.S. Size 6 (4mm) 40-inch circular needle for border.
Gauge: 22 sts by 32 rows = 4” x 4” swatch in stockinette stitch, blocked.
While gauge is not essential for this project, differences in gauge will affect the size of the afghan and the amount of yarn needed.
Other: Stitch markers.
Sticky notes or highlighter tape to mark your place.
Row counter (optional).
Scrap yarn in three colors plus appropriately sized needles for practice swatches (optional).
Pattern: Building in Color by Michelle Hunter available from Ravelry.
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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Yarn must be returned within 30 days to receive a refund.
Yarn may be returned within 30-90 days for exchange or store credit.
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