Beginner Colourwork - Anthology a Colourwork Cowl
Colourwork knitting, also known as Fair Isle or stranded knitting, is a technique for working two or more colours of yarn in the same row. This technique is not as difficult as you might think. In this class we will guide you though the basics using Tin Can Knits "Anthology" cowl pattern. Students will be making the "regular cowl" in the adult size using worsted wt yarn.
During the first class, students will be shown how to manage two colours in one row, including a discussion about colour dominance, managing floats, tension and suitable yarns. Students will cast on for the cowl and may choose the design for their cowl from the stitch pattern library included in the "Anthology" pattern. Some samples will be available for those who do not wish to choose their own patterns.
In the second class, students will continue the colourwork portion of their project and perfect their colourwork skills.
Students should be proficient with basic knitting skills prior to taking this class, including knitting in the round on a circular needle.
Prior to coming to the first class, students should start on the ribbing edge of their cowl: Using 4mm needle, cast on 108 stitches and join in the round. Knit 2 X 2 rib for 1".
Date: Monday Jan 20 & 27, 2020
Time: 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Instructor: Helen Danforth
Supplies for classes must be purchased at Black Sheep Yarns
- Pattern: "Anthology" by Tin Can Knits (free pattern on Ravelry or Tin Can Knits website)
- Worsted Wt yarn in 2 or 3 colours eg. Brooklyn Tweed Shelter, Cascade 220, Madelinetosh Vintage, Berroco Ultra Alpaca
- 4mm & 5mm 16" circular needles
- scissors, stitch markers