Stranded Colourworks for Beginners – Cynthia Hyslop and Barb Barone

Stranded Colourwork for Beginners – Cynthia Hyslop and Barb Barone

Skill Level
Attendee to Bring
Capacity: 20

Stranded Colourwork for Beginners – Cynthia Hyslop and Barb Barone

It’s not hard, once you know how! We’ll show you how to use two colours at the same time, to create lovely colourwork motifs in your knitting projects. We’ll begin with a sampler, knit in the round, and provide patterns for you to take what you’ve learned in class and make a cowl or a hat. It begins with a two colour cast cast on and corrugated ribbing. A few rounds later, we’ll review reading a chart in the round and working a pattern motif with both yarns in one hand or two, as you prefer. Along the way, we’ll work on tensioning the floats and “picking up” a longer float. We’ll finish off with a tubular bind off and answer questions about weaving in ends, blocking and fixing mistakes.

Skills Required:

Participants should be comfortable knitting in the round on a small circumference using double pointed needles, two circulars or a long circular.

Attendees to Bring:

  • Yarn: a small amount (20g each) of a smooth, worsted weight yarn (wool or wool blend works best) in two – three contrasting colours.
  • Needles: 4.5 – 5.0 mm / US 7 – 8 knitting needles for working a small circumference in the round: DPNs, two circulars or a long circular as you prefer.
  • Notions: 6 stitch markers (1 of which is different from the rest), scissors and a tapestry needle for weaving in ends.

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


Oct 04


8:30 am - 11:00 am




Level 1 - Souris Room