The Bousta Beanie (Intro to Stranded Colorwork)
Join us for a 4-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.
In this class, we'll be knitting The Bousta Beanie by Gudrun Johnston - 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.
Date: Sundays, November 3 & 17, 1-3 PM
- Class fee: $30; materials purchased separately
- Materials: 4 hanks Elemental Affects Shetland Fingering (2 of your main color, 1 each of 2 contrast colors), US2.5/3.0mm in 16"/40cm circular and US4/3.5mm needles in 16"/40cm circular and DPNs or long circular for Magic Loop, stitch marker, tapestry needle. You will also need to purchase your own copy of the Bousta Beanie pattern; it is available as an in-store Ravelry purchase or to purchase on your own through Ravelry.Yarn and needles purchased for class are eligible for a 20% discount upon registration.
- Prerequisite skills: cast on, increase/decrease, knit stitch, purl stitch, ability to work in the round
- Homework: Cast on and work the ribbing and increase row as indicated in the pattern. Leave work on the needles and bring to class.