INTRODUCTION to STRANDED TEXTURAL COLORWORK with LARS RAINS
Stranded textural colorwork combines basic stitch
patterns, such as seed stitch, moss stitch, and box stitch, with the vibrant
possibilities offered by stranded colorwork. It can be used to produce
shimmering Bohus effects as well as curated gradients in a variety of project
types. In this introductory class, we
will explore how one stitch pattern can change the look of stranded colorwork
in a dramatic hat project. We will also discuss how different stitch patterns
can be combined with alternative approaches to color in order to demonstrate
the potential that this knitting method has to offer.
Yarn: 5 colors of fingering weight miniskeins.
Needles: US 2 [2.75 mm] 16" [40 cm] circular needles
or 40" [100 cm] circular needles or set of 5 double-pointed needles. Gauge: 36 sts = 4" [10 cm] in 2x2
ribbing.Brim Circumference: 20", not stretched.
Homework: Using Color A and Long Tail Cast On method, CO
Using Color A, work 4 rnds of 2x2 ribbing. Using Color B,
work 4 rnds of 2x2 ribbing. Using Color
C, work 4 rnds of 2x2 ribbing. Using Color D, work 4 rnds of 2x2 ribbing. Using
Color E, work 4 rnds of 2x2 ribbing.
Sat., November 18; 1 pm - 4 pm Cost: $45