For anyone interested in getting the most out of hand-dyed yarns, this workshop explains how to analyse and work with the colour repeat of a space dyed yarn. A simple pattern for a bias-knit, garter stitch scarf will be provided, and you will be able to begin a scarf project in class.
A variety of suitable yarns will be custom-dyed for this workshop and available for students to analyse in class or purchase for class projects.
In this class, you will swatch and learn:
- how to select a yarn for intentional colour pooling
- what effects can be achieved with intentional pooling
- how to ‘read’ the colour repeat of a yarn and predict the knitted results
- how to count and measure for the effect you want
- crochet provisional cast-on technique
- how to cast on and begin a project at exactly the right point of the colour repeat
- how to manage tension to maintain a pooling pattern
This class is intended for beginner/intermediate knitters. You should:
- be comfortable with knit and purl stitches
- be able to identify simple mistakes and problems in your knitting (such as accidental yarn-overs, dropped or incorrectly mounted stitches)
- be familiar with basic increase and decrease stitches
- be willing to count stitches and do some simple arithmetic
You will need:
- one skein of space-dyed yarn (may purchase at time of class – instructor will assist with selection)
- suitable needles for the weight of yarn you have chosen
- Tape measure, scissors, darning needle, removable stitch markers; notebook & pencil
There is no homework required to prepare for the workshop.