Ladderback Jaquard for Stranded Knitting
An in-person class with Amy Snell
Nov 10, 9:00am-12:00pm PST
Learn to control long floats in your stranded knitting without losing the flexibility of the knit fabric.
Once you add this technique to your knitting toolbox, you may never want to go back to any other method of carrying floats. The ladderback jacquard technique will improve the tension of your stranded knitting while allowing you to span much larger areas between stitches. This knitting method adds stretch to the floats while preventing the alternate color from peeking through, and can be applied to nearly any form of stranded knitting. For designers or those who like to tweak their projects, incorporating this technique means you can design without limits on the space between alternating motifs.
Special skills or knowledge needed to take this class
Students should already be comfortable working stranded knitting and with working small-circumference knitting in the round.
• Worsted-weight yarn in two contrasting colors
• US 7–9 (4.5 to 5.5mm) needles in a size suitable for the yarn and for working a small-circumference project in the round, i.e. dpns, magic loop, or two circulars.
• Knitting Basics: Sharp scissors, Notebook, Pen or Pencil with eraser, Stitch markers, Tapestry needles (large and small), Tape measure, Small calculator, Needles and crochet hooks of various sizes