Basic Intarsia Techniques
With Sarah Peasley
April 9, 4:00-6:00pm CDT
Intarsia knitting creates a single layer of multi-colored fabric, as in a Christmas stocking with a jolly Santa motif or a vertically striped sweater. Learn a variety of tricks to keep your intarsia knitting on track and (mostly) tangle free, including preparing your materials, reading a chart, weaving in ends, and mastering duplicate stitch.
Class sessions will be recorded and remain accessible online to registered students of the class for 7 days following the event.
You know what intarsia knitting is, right? It’s that method where you have to follow a stupid chart, and all of your yarn gets hopelessly twisted into one giant knot, and when you finally get it all untangled you have umpteen million ends to weave in. That is, if you haven’t thrown the whole project into the back corner of the deepest, darkest closet in your house.
Seriously, though, intarsia knitting just takes a little concentration (to follow the stupid chart), a little deep breathing (to deal with the giant knot) and a little self-discipline (to weave in the umpteen million ends). That’s not so bad, is it? Because the chart, the knot, and the ends aren’t going to go away, but if you know how to deal with them, then they won’t bother you. As much.
Special skills or knowledge needed to take this class:
Must be comfortable knitting and purling.
__50 gms smooth, #4 (worsted-weight) yarn in main color
__10 yds each smooth, #4 (worsted-weight) yarn in 4 contrasting colors
__US 7 (4.5 mm) straight or circular needles
__Sharp tapestry needle
__Blunt darning needle