The Merrie Dancers Toorie (Intro to Stranded Colorwork)
Join us for a 3-hour class that will teach you the basics of stranded colorwork! Stranded colorwork is the technique used for popular knitting patterns such as the Baa-ble Hat, the Om Shawl, and Strange Brew (one of the sweaters we're featuring in our Intrepid Sweater Brigade workshops).
In this class, we'll be knitting The Merrie Dancers Toorie by Elizabeth Johnston - the pattern is free, and it's an ideal introduction to stranded colorwork because of its regular, small patterning and the ability to experiment with colors. We'll discuss best practice in stranded colorwork, managing your yarn, how to avoid unsatisfying projects, and even some color theory. The class will give you a solid start on your hat and the stranded technique, and you'll leave with all of the skills you need to complete it independently.
For an image of the final hat, please check the Ravelry link given above - we're working on the shop sample and will post our version of the hat here as soon as we're done!
Date: Thursday, July 12, 5:30-8:30 PM
- Class fee: $45; materials purchased separately
- Materials: 4 hanks Elemental Affects Shetland Fingering (2 of your main color, 1 each of 2 contrast colors), US4/3.5mm needles in 16"/40cm circular and DPNs, stitch marker, tapestry needle. Materials purchased for class are eligible for a 20% discount upon registration.
- Prerequisite skills: cast on, knit stitch, purl stitch, ability to work in the round
- Homework: yes; please allow 30-60 minutes to complete it before class