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This adventurous beginner class is based on Asanagi Wrap design and is worked in modular technique. In this class you will learn the theory of modular knitting and create this stunning ombré wrap of scalloped patterning with yarn of your choice.
But what is more, you will learn numerous vital techniques as a knitter which will be crucial for your future skill set.
Many of the tricks and tips and customization suggestions taught during this class will prove to be a lot of fun!
ASANAGI 朝凪 (jap.) - morning calm
Inspired by the Japanese original seikai-ha patterning. Juxtaposing two different textures with each motif the design is created using a modular technique without breaking of the yarn while each tier is being built upon motif after motif. Extremely easy to customize - this wrap can be turned into anything from a cowl to a blanket and vary in width and length to suit your utmost needs. Using the original weight yarn or one of your own choosing simply remember to select the correct needle size and make your Asanagi grow to the dimensions you prefer. Add or subtract colors simply by working more or fewer tiers, this project will definitely keep you well entertained throughout the process.
Level: Adventurous Beginner
Skills needed: knowing how to cast on, knit and purl.
● Basic theory for Modular knitting
● Various cast on methods and their benefits
● Several ways of picking up stitches on both knit and purl sides
● Different methods of knit and purl decreases
● Numerous tips and tricks on improving your skills with this technique
● 223 yds of fingering weight yarn in 5 (or more) complimenting colors to create gradient/ombré effect.
Originally knit in: Woolfolk Tynd
● US 3 (3.25 mm) short straight or two double pointed needles, or as preferred (or size to obtain gauge)
● Crochet hook size C or D (2.75 or 3.35mm)
● Tapestry needle
● Please purchase pattern before arriving to class
Homework before class:
Work the garter stitch swatch as asked in the pattern to determine the needle size to obtain gauge. Do not cut yarn from the swatch, however wash and block your swatch.
"Having been taught to knit at the age of 4 by my professional seamstress mother, I acquired my tailoring skills early while working alongside her.
My knitting career began in 2003 while traveling the world. I have discovered numerous sources of inspiration and began to explore these through the medium of yarn and knitting.
Contributions and collaborations with numerous yarn companies and publications resulted in collections of garments and accessories that ae uniquely my style.
The “olgajazzy” brand of independent knitwear patterns was established in 2006.
Innovative, versatile and born out of my natural curiosity for geometry, architecture and textile explorations. All the while grounded in practicality of finished pieces and concentrating on enriching skills set of any knitter through my patterns.
*Classes are held in the shop. 100% deposit is required at registration.
Full refund of payment for a class will be given for cancellations only if the spot can be filled by another student. Please be considerate. We reserve the right to cancel a class in unusual circumstances. We try to avoid this wherever possible, but sometimes it cannot be avoided. In this situation, of course, a full refund will be given. We're sorry but loop can not be financially responsible for extreme weather conditions or any other situations that are out of its' control.