Color Theory and Log Cabin Knitting: The Albers Cowl
With Ann Weaver
Nov 6 10:00am-12:10pm CST
This workshop will provide an overview of color theory, with examples drawn from fine art, craft, and fiber arts, and give students tips for working modular knitting—with a focus on picking up stitches.
With pictures, samples, and stories, Ann will teach you what artists know about combining colors and how to apply these techniques to your knitting. The Albers Cowl project is the perfect place to experiment.
Are you tired of knitting with the same colors over and over again? Have you experimented with color before and been disappointed with your results? Are you afraid to pick color combinations other than the ones shown in the pattern? This class will give you the confidence to play with color.
As we work in Log Cabin Knitting, Ann will give us tips for picking up stitches and ensuring that our squares are really square. Your handiwork and your color combination will both be exquisite.
Special skills or knowledge needed to take this class:
Casting on, knitting, and binding off
__US Size 2 needles, straight or circular, any length
__Fingering-weight yarn, at least two colors (but bring more if you have it!)
__Albers Cowl pattern (provided as a pdf handout)
__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