Stranded Colourwork 101 – Tanis Gray

Stranded Colourwork 101 – Tanis Gray

Skill Level
Homework
Attendees to Bring
Capacity: 25

Stranded Colourwork 101 – Tanis Gray

Freaked over Fair Isle? Curious about stranded colourwork techniques? Intimidated by multiple strands of yarn in multiple colours? Not sure how gauge works or how to trap those floats? This is the workshop for you! In my most popular workshop, we’ll cover basic Fair Isle knitting techniques for English, Continental and Combination knitters, tackle common issues, proper technique, colour theory, how to trap floats, how to read charts, combat puckering, Fair Isle history, and setting good stranded colourwork knitting habits. We’ll put all these techniques into practice while working up a the Pragma Hat OR Cowl – knitter’s choice!

Homework:

Homework for Hat (A is dark purple and B is light purple in photo):

  • Using smaller circular knitting needle and A, Longtail CO 140 sts. Join into round being careful not to twist, pm for bor.
  • Work [k1 in B, p1 in A] for 8 rnds.
  • Switch to larger circular needles.
  • Knit 1 rnd in A.
  • Knit 1 rnd in B.

Homework for Cowl (A is dark purple and B is light purple in photo):

  • Using smaller circular knitting needle and A, Longtail CO 168 sts. Join into round being careful not to twist, pm for bor.
  • Work [k1 in B, p1 in A] for 8 rnds.
  • Switch to larger circular needles.
  • Knit 1 rnd in A.
  • Knit 1 rnd in B.

Attendees to Bring:

  • 2 Hanks each Plucky Knitter Primo DK (3.7 oz/105 g ea approx. 200 yds/180 m, 75% superwash merino, 20% cashmere, 5% nylon) in Essie (A, dark purple), and Baby Love (B, light purple) – See Notes for exact yardage needed OR any highly contrasting DK weight yarn – no fuzzy or novelty fibers, please
  • Size US 2 (2.75mm) 16” Circular Knitting Needle for Hat
  • Size US 3 (3.25mm) 16” Circular Knitting Needle for Hat
  • Size US 3 (3.25mm) DPNs for Hat
  • Size US 2 (2.75mm) 24” Circular Knitting Needle for Cowl
  • Size US 3 (3.25mm) 24” Circular Knitting Needle for Cowl
  • Tapestry Needle
  • Stitch Markers
  • Post-its
  • Copy of the Pragma Hat & Cowl available through Ravelry or Tanisknits.com

Tickets are non-refundable except in limited circumstances as described in the Purchase Policy.

Date

Oct 04

Time

9:00 am - 11:30 am

Cost

$150.00

Location

Level 2 – Ash Room
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