Knitting - Two Colour Knitting
Join the intrepid and inventive Mary Jane Mucklestone in this half day class exploring the intricacies and beauty of two stranded colourwork knitting. This class is for absolute stranded knitting beginners and those looking to brush up on their technique.
Teacher: Mary Jane Mucklestone
Workshop Duration: Half Day
Description: In a relaxed setting, Mary Jane introduces you to the world of stranded colourwork, often called Fair Isle knitting. In this technique class we will learn the basics, covering several methods of holding your yarns, reading charts, how to introduce new colours, what yarn dominance is, how to avoid tangled yarns, weaving in those pesky ends, and finishing techniques. We will begin knitting a stranded colourwork headband or hat.
Materials to bring:
2 or more colours of worsted weight yarn (make sure the colours have high contrast), 50-100 yards each.
16” circular needles in US 6 (4mm) and US 7 (4.5mm).
One set of dpn in US 7 (4.5mm) if making a hat.
Your usual ditty bag of knitting notions, including stitch markers, tape measure, scissors and tapestry needle, paper and pencil for notes.
Takeaway: Students will end up with many tips and tricks to ensure confidence when tackling colourwork knitting.
Level: Advanced Beginners
Prerequisites: Experience of working in the round.
Homework: On smaller needle cast on 84 stitches. Join for working in the round, taking care not to twist stitches. K1, p1 rib for 1 inch (2.5cm).