This class is now sold out.
Learn stranded colour work and other top tips of working with multiple colours of yarn.
Skills learned on this workshop can be applied to Fairisle, Scandanavian knitting, stranded colour work yoked sweaters etc.
We will be making the 'Da Homin' hat designed by Terri Malcolmson
"Da Hömin is a word used in Shetland to describe the evening twilight. the colours in this hat represent this beautiful time of night here in Shetland."
This is a one size fits all garment.
Cost includes a kit of Jamiesons Spindrift yarns in 6 colours and pattern.
Please bring 3-3.25mm needles to the class if you have them, suitable for your preferred method for working in the round.
Suitable types of needles include 40cm circulars, DPNs, or a long crcular for magic loop. If you have not worked in the round before, don't worry, as we will be exploring different approaches during the class. We will have DPNs and circulars to use during the class, or to buy and take home.Loose knitters may need to go down to 2.75mm, and tight knitters up to 3.5mm.
This class is suitable for intermediate knitters and adventurous beginners who are confident with casting on, knitting and purling, increasing and decreasing.Saturday March 30th
10:30am-5pm with 45 minute break for lunch (not included)
Over 5 1/2 hours of tuition, a hat pattern and a kit with good yarns!Morning
* Introduction to stranded colour work hats
* Methods for working in the round - short circulars, double pointed needles, magic loop
*Suitable cast on techniques
* Practice - Cast on using one of these methods and knit the rib
* Working with two colours at a time
* Reading colour work charts
* Practice - working with two colours
* Changing colours
* Tension and gauge
* Weaving in ends - as you go, or at the end
* Blocking hatsAfternoon
* Continue with practice
* Basic shapes - beanie, slouchy, tam
* Good hat designers
* Choosing yarn
* Choosing colours
* Planning your first hat
Refreshments will be served throughout the day but this does not include lunch. There are plenty of cafes near Loop or feel free to bring your lunch and eat it in the class area. Taught by Liz BalteszExperimenting with colour has always been a major theme in my knitting life, from playing with Kaffe Fassett designs in the 1980s, through to my current obsession with stranded colour work, intarsia and other ways of using colour. I love using yarn as my paintbox and started creating my own colours with plants in 2017. I believe that every colour has a role to play, though I am currently struggling with dull beiges! After a lifetime of teaching leadership, I am now focusing on helping people become more adventurous in the use of colour in their craft.
You can see my work on Ravelry, where my user name is lzi.
*Prices include materials. Classes are held in the shop. Maximum of 7 students per class.
100% deposit is required at registration. Cancellation policy:
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.