The Basics of Stranded Colourwork (Sun)

Tickets at $110.00

October 1, 2017 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm Hastings Room 1

Two colors of yarn can be used to create an infinite variety of beautiful patterns in knitted fabrics. Take the plunge and learn to work stranded color work. Expert knitter, teacher, and designer Andrea Rangel will guide you through all the elements needed to make striking stranded patterns in your knitting. Learn to read color charts, manage two balls of yarn, catch floats, and create gorgeous smooth fabric while working a fun cowl pattern. You’ll also get hints on how to pick colors that shine together and which yarns will work best for your color work project. Join us and make your knitting colorful!

Materials required to bring:to knit the cowl:

  • DK or worsted weight yarn in 2-4 contrasting colors
  • for the 2-color worsted version, bring 100 yards of one color and 50 yards of another
  • for the 4-color DK version, bring 115 yards of one color, 50 yards of two other colors, and a small quantity of a fourth color (about 10 yards is needed)
  • two 16in circular needles. For the worsted version, I recommend a US5 and a US7
  • for the DK version, I recommend a US3 and a US5
  • stitch markers
  • scissors
  • tapestry needle

Homework (optional)
Your optional homework is to do the bottom edge ribbing of your cowl. Here’s how:
NOTE: DK Version numbers are listed first and Worsted Version numbers are listed second in the parenthesis.
BOTTOM EDGE RIBBING
With Main Color and smaller needle, CO120 (96). Place marker for beginning of round and join, being careful not to twist.
Rnd 1: *K2, p2; repeat from * to end
Repeat last rnd 2 (1) more time(s). Knit 1 round.