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Crisscrossing the Rainbow: Color Cables


Price includes 2 hours of class.

A virtual class with Harry Wells

July 9, 10:00am-12:00pm CDT

One can spend a knitting life-time exploring the various lovely twists and turns that make up regular cable combinations. Now add color to that mix! Harry will help you navigate the twists and turns for your own colorful cabled fabrics.

Class sessions will be recorded and remain accessible online to registered students of the class for 14 days following the event.

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There are various types of color cables — one-color cables on contrasting background, bicolor cables, pinstripe cables, different colors within more complex cable structures.

Harry will help you navigate their twists and turns and show you how to convert a cable chart into a color cable schematic using graph paper and/or a charting program.

Bring your colored pencils for some creative, colorful fun and then swatch/knit up your creation.

Special skills or knowledge needed to take this class:
Participants should be able to accomplish long-tail cast-on; work basic stitches such as knit, purl, K2tog, SSK, yo and know how to do a basic rope cable and how to read knitting charts with cable symbols.

Supply List
• 4 balls of worsted weight yarn (25 grams each) in four different colors, with at least two colors being medium or light colors (wool or wool blends)
• US 6, 7, or 8 (4, 4.5 or 5mm) needles in size you normally use for worsted-weight yarn
• Locking stitch markers
• Cable needle (straight is preferable rather than hook version).
• 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
• Color pencils and graph paper.

No pre-class work required.

Additional information

Skill Level

Main Technique

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Customer Reviews

Based on 3 reviews
Jules L.
Very good

Learned new tricks. Got to work ahead when others were slower. Instructor was great about answering questions and working w varying skill levels. Definitely worth it!
People working colorwork the first time struggled; that wasn't listed as a required skill set but cabling was.

Great class!

Lots of great info in this class. Great teacher. The presentation was fantastic and I learned a lot. Most of class time was watching the presentation but I don’t think it could be cut down much without losing needed material. I wish the class was longer than 3 hours though so there was more time for knitting to practice while Harry was there to help. I am excited to try these techniques and would even consider taking the class again once I have a bit more experience just to really sharpen my skills. Harry has a lot of knowledge to share. I highly recommend this class.

Marca D.
Colored cables

This instructor was very good. He was well prepared and clear. I will definitely use the technique and I will definitely take other classes if I have the opportunity.